Failed to parse data frame analytics configuration id – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.9-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the configuration of a data frame analytics job due to incorrect syntax, missing parameters, or invalid values. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax of your configuration. Make sure all necessary parameters are included and their values are valid. If the error persists, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed information about the parsing error. You may also need to update your Elasticsearch version if it’s outdated, as some features may not be supported in older versions.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to parse data frame analytics configuration [” + id + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to parse data frame analytics configuration [” + id + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 .createParser(xContentRegistry; LoggingDeprecationHandler.INSTANCE; stream)
 ) {
 originalConfig = DataFrameAnalyticsConfig.LENIENT_PARSER.apply(parser; null).build();
 } catch (IOException e) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchParseException("Failed to parse data frame analytics configuration [" + id + "]"; e));
 }  // Check that the update can be applied given current analytics state
 checkUpdateCanBeApplied(originalConfig; update; clusterState);


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