Could not parse input for watch . unexpected array field – 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 . unexpected array field ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search and 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 [{}]. unexpected array field [{}]”classname  is SearchInput.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] input for watch [{}]. expected a string value in " +
 "[{}] array; but found [{}] instead"; TYPE; watchId; currentFieldName; token);
 }
 }
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] input for watch [{}]. unexpected array field [{}]"; TYPE;
 watchId; currentFieldName);
 }
 } else if (Field.TIMEOUT.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 timeout = timeValueMillis(parser.longValue());
 } else if (Field.TIMEOUT_HUMAN.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {

 

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