Error building primaryName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to construct a specific object, denoted by “primaryName”. This could be due to incorrect configuration, missing data, or incompatible data types. To resolve this, you should first verify the configuration settings for the object. If they are correct, check if the required data for the object is available and in the correct format. If the error persists, ensure that the data types of the fields match the expected data types of the object.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” error building [” + primaryName + “]: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “error building [” + primaryName + “]: ” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 List aliases = asList(names).subList(1; names.length);
 FunctionDefinition.Builder realBuilder = (uf; cfg; extras) -> {
 try {
 return; uf.children(); asBool(extras));
 } catch (QlIllegalArgumentException e) {
 throw new ParsingException(uf.source(); "error building [" + primaryName + "]: " + e.getMessage(); e);
 boolean caseAware = CaseInsensitiveScalarFunction.class.isAssignableFrom(function);
 return new EqlFunctionDefinition(primaryName; unmodifiableList(aliases); function; caseAware; realBuilder);


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