Could not parse input for watch . expected an object representing the input; but – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse input for watch . expected an object representing the input; but ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “could not parse input for watch [{}]. expected an object representing the input; but”classname  is InputRegistry.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

*/
 public ExecutableInput parse(String watchId; XContentParser parser) throws IOException {
 String type = null; 
 if (parser.currentToken() != XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse input for watch [{}]. expected an object representing the input; but " +
 "found [{}] instead"; watchId; parser.currentToken());
 } 
 XContentParser.Token token;
 ExecutableInput input = null;

 

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