Could not parse dynamic attachments missing required field – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse dynamic attachments due to a missing required field. This could be due to incorrect or incomplete data input. To resolve this issue, you should first identify the missing field indicated in the error message. Then, ensure that this field is included in your data input. If the field is not necessary, you can modify your mapping to exclude it. Alternatively, you could adjust your Elasticsearch settings to ignore missing fields during parsing.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse dynamic attachments. missing required field [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “could not parse dynamic attachments. missing required field [{}]” class name is DynamicAttachments.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse dynamic attachments. unexpected field [{}]"; currentFieldName);
 }
 }
 if (listPath == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse dynamic attachments. missing required field [{}]";
 XField.LIST_PATH.getPreferredName());
 }
 if (template == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse dynamic attachments. missing required field [{}]";
 XField.TEMPLATE.getPreferredName());

 

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