Could not parse watch with id – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot parse a watch with a specific ID. This usually happens due to a malformed watch definition, such as incorrect JSON syntax or invalid parameters. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the watch definition for any syntax errors and correct them. 2) Ensure that all parameters in the watch definition are valid and correctly formatted. 3) If the watch was recently updated, try reverting to a previous version to see if the error persists.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Could not parse watch with id [{}] ” 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 watch with id [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 logger.debug("watch [{}] should not be triggered. watcher state [{}]";; currentState);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Could not parse watch with id [{}]"; e;;
 }  /**


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