Failed to parse job configuration jobId – 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 specific job, identified by the jobId. This could be due to incorrect syntax, missing parameters, or incompatible data types in the configuration. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the syntax of your job configuration for any errors. 2) Ensure all required parameters are included. 3) Verify that the data types of your parameters match what’s expected in the configuration. 4) If the job configuration was recently changed, consider reverting to a previous version to identify the cause of the error.

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

 BytesReference source = getResponse.getSourceAsBytesRef();
 Job.Builder jobBuilder;
 try {
 jobBuilder = parseJobLenientlyFromSource(source);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 delegate.onFailure(new ElasticsearchParseException("Failed to parse job configuration [" + jobId + "]"; e));
 }  Job updatedJob;
 try {


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