Expected the value for to be an object; but found instead – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” expected the value for to be an object; but found instead ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.


Log Context

Log “expected the value for {} to be an object; but found {} instead”classname  is PutPrivilegesRequestBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

assert token == XContentParser.Token.FIELD_NAME : "Invalid token " + token;
 final String applicationName = parser.currentName(); 
 token = parser.nextToken();
 if (token != XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("expected the value for {} to be an object; but found {} instead";
 applicationName; token);
 while (parser.nextToken() != XContentParser.Token.END_OBJECT) {
 token = parser.currentToken();


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