Could not parse watch status for . expecting field to be an object; – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Could not parse watch status for . expecting field to be an object; – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “could not parse watch status for . expecting field to be an object;” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.


Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”could not parse watch status for [{}]. expecting field [{}] to be an object;”classname  is WatchStatus.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

ActionStatus actionStatus = ActionStatus.parse(watchId; currentFieldName; parser);
  actions.put(currentFieldName; actionStatus);
  }
  }
  } else {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse watch status for [{}]. expecting field [{}] to be an object; " +
  "found [{}] instead"; watchId; currentFieldName; token);
  }
  } else if (Field.HEADERS.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
  headers = parser.mapStrings();

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Elastic Search: parse_exception: failed to parse search source. expected field name but got [START_OBJECT] -views 920 ,score 1

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