Failed to parse hipchat message failed to parse field expected a – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the field in a HipChat message due to an unexpected data type or format. This could be due to incorrect mapping or malformed data. To resolve this, ensure that the data type of the field matches the mapping in the Elasticsearch index. If the data is malformed, correct it before indexing. Also, check if the field is optional and handle null or missing values appropriately. If the error persists, consider reindexing the data with the correct mapping.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse hipchat message. failed to parse [{}] field; expected a ” 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 hipchat message. failed to parse [{}] field; expected a” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if (Field.NOTIFY.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 if (token == XContentParser.Token.VALUE_BOOLEAN) {
 notify = parser.booleanValue();
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse hipchat message. failed to parse [{}] field; expected a " +
 "boolean value but found [{}]"; Field.NOTIFY.getPreferredName(); token);
 } else if (Field.BODY.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 try {
 body = TextTemplate.parse(parser);


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