Could not parse watch status for . expecting field to hold a string – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Could not parse watch status for . expecting field to hold a string – 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 hold a string” 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.


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Log Context

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

}
  } else if (Field.EXECUTION_STATE.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  if (token.isValue()) {
  executionState = ExecutionState.resolve(parser.text());
  } else {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse watch status for [{}]. expecting field [{}] to hold a string " +
  "value; found [{}] instead"; watchId; currentFieldName; token);
  }
  } else if (Field.ACTIONS.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  actions = new HashMap();
  if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {

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 Watcher input extract fields – Elasticsearch – Discuss the Elastic Stack  

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