Could not parse time value . Time value cannot be negative. – 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 time value . Time value cannot be negative. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: 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 time value [{}]. Time value cannot be negative.”classname  is WatcherDateTimeUtils.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

}
 if (token == XContentParser.Token.VALUE_STRING) {
 try {
 TimeValue value = parseTimeValueSupportingFractional(parser.text(); settingName);
 if (value.millis() < 0) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse time value [{}]. Time value cannot be negative."; parser.text());
 }
 return value;
 } catch (ElasticsearchParseException epe) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse time unit"; epe);
 }

 

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