Could not parse trigger incident event context 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 trigger incident event due to a missing required field. This could be due to incorrect or incomplete data input. To resolve this issue, you should first identify the missing field indicated in the error message. Then, ensure that this field is included in your request and that it contains valid data. Additionally, check your data mapping and ensure it aligns with the data you’re trying to index. Lastly, validate your data input against the Elasticsearch schema to ensure compatibility.

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

 }  private static IncidentEventContext createAndValidateTemplate(Type type; String href; String src; String alt;
 String text) {
 if (type == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse trigger incident event context. missing required field [{}]";
 }  switch (type) {
 case LINK:


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