Failed to parse job document hit getId – 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 a job document due to issues like incorrect data format, missing fields, or corrupted data. To resolve this, you can check the format of the data being parsed, ensure all required fields are present, and verify the integrity of the data. If the error persists, consider reindexing the data or using a tool to validate the JSON structure of your document.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse job document [” + hit.getId() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, document.

Log Context

Log “failed to parse job document [” + hit.getId() + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 XContentParser parser = XContentFactory.xContent(XContentType.JSON)
 .createParser(NamedXContentRegistry.EMPTY; LoggingDeprecationHandler.INSTANCE; stream)
 ) {
 return Job.LENIENT_PARSER.apply(parser; null);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse job document [" + hit.getId() + "]"; e);