Could not parse input for watch . expected an object representing the input; but – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Could not parse input for watch . expected an object representing the input; but – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch 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 input for watch . expected an object representing the input; but” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.


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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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