Could not parse message attachment field missing required field – 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 is unable to parse a message attachment field because a required field is missing. This could be due to incorrect data formatting or missing data. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the data you’re trying to index to ensure all required fields are present and correctly formatted. 2) Review your mapping configuration to ensure it matches the data structure. 3) If you’re using an ingest pipeline, ensure it’s correctly processing and enriching your data.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse message attachment field. missing required [{}] field ” 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. missing required [{}] field” class name is Field.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 currentFieldName);
 }
 }  if (title == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse message attachment field. missing required [{}] field";
 XField.TITLE);
 }
 if (value == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse message attachment field. missing required [{}] field";
 XField.VALUE);

 

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