Document not found ” + index + “/” + id + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Document not found ” + index + “/” + id + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up  which can resolve issues causing many errors 


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Document not found ” + index + “/” + id + “” 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: rest, index, document.

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”Document not found [” + index + “]/[” + id + “]”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

private void checkResource(final GetResponse response) {
  final String index = response.getIndex();
  final String id = response.getId();
  if (response.isExists() == false) {
  throw new ResourceNotFoundException("Document not found [" + index + "]/[" + id + "]");
  } else if (response.isSourceEmpty()) {
  throw new ResourceNotFoundException("Source not found [" + index + "]/[" + id + "]");


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 ElasticSearch returns document in search but not in GET -views 3,593 ,score 8

elasticsearch update gives unknown field error -views   2,662,score 3



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