Failed to parse hipchat message unexpected field – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to parse a HipChat message and encounters an unexpected field. This could be due to a mismatch between the data structure of the HipChat message and the expected structure in Elasticsearch. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the structure of the HipChat message and ensure it matches with the Elasticsearch mapping. 2) Update the Elasticsearch mapping to accommodate the unexpected field. 3) If the field is not necessary, modify the HipChat message to remove the unexpected field.

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

 } catch (IllegalArgumentException ilae) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse hipchat message. failed to parse [{}] field"; ilae;
 Field.FORMAT.getPreferredName());
 }
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse hipchat message. unexpected field [{}]"; currentFieldName);
 }
 }  if (body == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse hipchat message. missing required [{}] field";

 

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