Failed to parse jira project expected an object but found instead – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch expects a JSON object for the Jira project, but instead receives an empty object or an incorrect data type. This could be due to incorrect data formatting or a bug in the code. To resolve this issue, ensure that the data being sent is a valid JSON object and matches the expected structure. Also, check the code for any errors that might be causing the wrong data type to be sent. If the error persists, consider debugging the code to identify the root cause.

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

 XContentParser.Token token = parser.currentToken();
 if (token == null) {
 token = parser.nextToken();
 if (token != XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse jira project. expected an object; but found [{}] instead";
 String currentFieldName = null;
 while ((token = parser.nextToken()) != XContentParser.Token.END_OBJECT) {
 if (token == XContentParser.Token.FIELD_NAME) {


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