Could not parse input for watch . failed to parse http request – 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 . failed to parse http request ” 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 [{}]. failed to parse http request”classname  is HttpInput.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

currentFieldName = parser.currentName();
 } else if (Field.REQUEST.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 try {
 request = HttpRequestTemplate.Parser.parse(parser);
 } catch (ElasticsearchParseException pe) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] input for watch [{}]. failed to parse http request " +
 "template"; pe; TYPE; watchId);
 }
 } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
 if (Field.EXTRACT.getPreferredName().equals(currentFieldName)) {
 extract = new HashSet<>();

 

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