Could not parse schedule expected either a numeric value – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Before you dig into reading this guide, have you tried asking OpsGPT what this log means? You’ll receive a customized analysis of your log.

Try OpsGPT now for step-by-step guidance and tailored insights into your Elasticsearch operation.

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse a schedule because it expects a numeric value but is receiving a different format. This usually happens when setting up a cron job or a scheduled task in Elasticsearch. To resolve this issue, ensure that the schedule is in the correct format. If it’s a cron job, it should be a string of five fields separated by spaces. If it’s a simple interval, it should be a numeric value followed by a time unit, like “10m” for 10 minutes.

For a complete solution to your to your search operation, try for free AutoOps for Elasticsearch & OpenSearch . With AutoOps and Opster’s proactive support, you don’t have to worry about your search operation – we take charge of it. Get improved performance & stability with less hardware.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse [{}] schedule. expected either a numeric value ” 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 [{}] schedule. expected either a numeric value” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return new IntervalSchedule(Interval.parse(value));
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse schedule: {}"; e; e.getMessage());
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] schedule. expected either a numeric value " +
 "(millis) or a string value representing time value (e.g. '5s'); but found [{}]"; TYPE; token);
 }  /**


How helpful was this guide?

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?