Failed to parse action /. missing required field – 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 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 parse action /. missing required field ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

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 parse [{}] action [{}/{}]. missing required [{}] field”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

actionId; token);
 if (message == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse [{}] action [{}/{}]. missing required [{}] field"; TYPE; watchId;
 actionId; Field.MESSAGE.getPreferredName());
 return new SlackAction(account; message; proxy);


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