Error while updating state for data frame transform – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.2-7.4

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while updating the state for a data frame transform. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a network issue, or a problem with the data frame transform itself. To resolve this, you can check the user’s permissions, ensure the network connection is stable, and verify the integrity of the data frame transform. If the problem persists, consider reindexing the data or recreating the data frame transform.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error while updating state for data frame transform [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Error while updating state for data frame transform [” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 exc -> {
 "Failed to persist to cluster state while marking task as started. Failure: " + exc.getMessage());
 logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed updating state to [{}]."; getTransformId(); state); exc);
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("Error while updating state for data frame transform ["
 + transform.getId() + "] to [" + state.getIndexerState() + "]."; exc));


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