Could not parse message attachment field expected a boolean value for – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to parse a field in a message attachment that it expects to be a boolean value, but the actual value is of a different data type. To resolve this issue, you can check the data being indexed to ensure that the field in question is indeed a boolean value. If the data is coming from an external source, you may need to add a preprocessing step to convert the field to a boolean before indexing. Alternatively, you can modify the mapping of the index to accept the actual data type of the field.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse message attachment field. expected a boolean value for ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “could not parse message attachment field. expected a boolean value for” class name is Field.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }
 } else if (XField.SHORT.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 if (token == XContentParser.Token.VALUE_BOOLEAN) {
 isShort = parser.booleanValue();
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse message attachment field. expected a boolean value for " +
 "[{}] field; but found [{}]"; XField.SHORT; token);
 }
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse message attachment field. unexpected field [{}]";
 currentFieldName);

 

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