Failed to build xcontent. – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Failed to build xcontent. – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to build xcontent. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Failed to build xcontent.”classname  is SearchAfterBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

XContentBuilder builder = XContentFactory.jsonBuilder();
 builder.prettyPrint();
 toXContent(builder; EMPTY_PARAMS);
 return Strings.toString(builder);
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Failed to build xcontent."; e);
 }
 }
 }

 

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