Could not parse time time format must be in the form of hh mm – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the time because it’s not in the required format (hh:mm). This could be due to incorrect data input or a formatting issue in the code. To resolve this, ensure that the time data being inputted is in the correct format. If the issue persists, check the code where the time parsing is happening and correct any formatting errors. Additionally, consider implementing data validation to prevent incorrect time formats from being entered.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse time [{}]. time format must be in the form of hh:mm ” 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 time [{}]. time format must be in the form of hh:mm” class name is DayTimes.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }
 int[] hour;
 int[] minute;
 int i = time.indexOf(":");
 if (i < 0) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse time [{}]. time format must be in the form of hh:mm"; time);
 }
 if (i == time.length() - 1 || time.indexOf(":"; i + 1) >= 0) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse time [{}]. time format must be in the form of hh:mm"; time);
 }
 String hrStr = time.substring(0; i);

 

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