Failed to generate ” + filter + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Failed to generate ” + filter + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error 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 generate ” + filter + ” ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: admin, indices, alias and filter.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”Failed to generate [” + filter + “]”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

XContentBuilder builder = XContentFactory.contentBuilder(XContentType.JSON);;
  this.filter = Strings.toString(builder);
  return this;
  } catch (IOException e) {
  throw new ElasticsearchGenerationException("Failed to generate [" + filter + "]"; e);
  public AliasActions filter(QueryBuilder filter) {
  if (filter == null) {


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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