Could not parse dynamic attachments. expected a string value for field; – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Could not parse dynamic attachments. expected a string value for field; – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “could not parse dynamic attachments. expected a string value for field;” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.


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Log Context

Log”could not parse dynamic attachments. expected a string value for [{}] field;”classname  is DynamicAttachments.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

currentFieldName = parser.currentName();
  } else if (XField.LIST_PATH.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  if (token == XContentParser.Token.VALUE_STRING) {
  listPath = parser.text();
  } else {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse dynamic attachments. expected a string value for [{}] field; " +
  "but found [{}]"; XField.LIST_PATH.getPreferredName(); token);
  }
  } else if (XField.TEMPLATE.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  try {
  template = Attachment.Template.parse(parser);

Related issues to this log

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