Could not parse inner script definition – 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 inner script definition ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query and index.

Log Context

Log “Could not parse inner script definition”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

for (XContentParser.Token token = p.nextToken(); token != END_OBJECT; token = p.nextToken()) {
 scriptFields.add(new ScriptField(p));
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ParsingException(p.getTokenLocation(); "Could not parse inner script definition"; e);
 }; SearchSourceBuilder.SCRIPT_FIELDS_FIELD; ObjectParser.ValueType.OBJECT);
 PARSER.declareField((p; i; c) -> i.setSorts(SortBuilder.fromXContent(p)); SearchSourceBuilder.SORT_FIELD;
 PARSER.declareField((p; i; c) -> {


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