Could not parse http request template invalid time value for field – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse an HTTP request template due to an invalid time value in a specific field. This could be due to incorrect formatting or an incompatible time value. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the format of the time value and ensure it matches the expected format. 2) Validate the time value to ensure it’s within the acceptable range. 3) Review the HTTP request template for any syntax errors or missing elements.

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

Log Context

Log “could not parse http request template. invalid time value for [{}] field” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 // Users and 2.x specify the timeout this way
 try {
 } catch (ElasticsearchParseException pe) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse http request template. invalid time value for [{}] field";
 pe; currentFieldName);
 } else if (HttpRequest.Field.READ_TIMEOUT.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 } else if (HttpRequest.Field.READ_TIMEOUT_HUMAN.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {