Failed to get type type and id id – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.17

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to find the specified type and id in the index. This could be due to the document not existing, incorrect type or id, or the index not being properly refreshed. To resolve this issue, you can verify the existence of the document, ensure the correct type and id are used, or manually refresh the index. Additionally, check if the Elasticsearch cluster is running properly and the index is not in a read-only state.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to get type [” + type + “] and id [” + id + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Failed to get type [” + type + “] and id [” + id + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 FieldsVisitor fieldVisitor = buildFieldsVisitors(storedFields; fetchSourceContext);
 if (fieldVisitor != null) {
 try {
 docIdAndVersion.reader.document(docIdAndVersion.docId; fieldVisitor);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Failed to get type [" + type + "] and id [" + id + "]"; e);
 source = fieldVisitor.source();  // put stored fields into result objects
 if (fieldVisitor.fields().isEmpty() == false) {


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