Could not parse ” + field + ” as address – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, 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 ” + field + ” as address ” 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 [” + field + “] as address”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

throw new ElasticsearchParseException(msg);
 try {
 return name != null ? new Email.Address(email; name) : new Email.Address(email);
 } catch (AddressException ae) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [" + field + "] as address"; ae);
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] as address. address must either be a string (RFC822 encoded) or " +
 "an object specifying the address [name] and [email]"; field);


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