Failed to parse datafeed config datafeedId – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the configuration of a datafeed due to issues like incorrect syntax, missing required fields, or invalid values. To resolve this, ensure that the datafeed configuration is correctly formatted and all required fields are included. Also, validate the values provided for each field. If the error persists, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed information about the parsing error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to parse datafeed config [” + datafeedId + “] ” 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 datafeed config [” + datafeedId + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 BytesReference source = getResponse.getSourceAsBytesRef();
 DatafeedConfig.Builder configBuilder;
 try {
 configBuilder = parseLenientlyFromSource(source);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 delegate.onFailure(new ElasticsearchParseException("Failed to parse datafeed config [" + datafeedId + "]"; e));
 }  DatafeedConfig updatedConfig;
 try {


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