Could not parse trigger for expected trigger an object as the trigger body – 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 trigger due to incorrect formatting. The trigger body is expected to be an object, but the provided input does not meet this requirement. To resolve this issue, you should review the syntax of your trigger and ensure it is correctly formatted as an object. Additionally, check for any missing or extra characters that could be causing the parsing error. If the problem persists, consider using a JSON validator to identify any potential issues with your trigger syntax.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse trigger [{}] for [{}]. expected trigger an object as the trigger body; ” 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 trigger [{}] for [{}]. expected trigger an object as the trigger body;” class name is TriggerService.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 jobName; token);
 }
 String type = parser.currentName();
 token = parser.nextToken();
 if (token != XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse trigger [{}] for [{}]. expected trigger an object as the trigger body;" +
 " but found [{}]"; type; jobName; token);
 }
 Trigger trigger = parseTrigger(jobName; type; parser);
 token = parser.nextToken();
 if (token != XContentParser.Token.END_OBJECT) {

 

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