Error building – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.12-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while constructing an object, possibly due to incorrect configuration or missing parameters. To resolve this, you should first check the syntax and parameters of your request. Ensure that all required fields are present and correctly formatted. If the error persists, check your Elasticsearch version and ensure it’s compatible with your operations. Lastly, check your Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” error building [{}]: {} ” 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 [{}]: {}” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 try {
 return; uf.children(); cfg);
 } catch (QlIllegalArgumentException e) {
 throw new ParsingException(e; uf.source(); "error building [{}]: {}"; primaryName; e.getMessage());
 return new FunctionDefinition(primaryName; unmodifiableList(aliases); function; realBuilder);


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