Failed to parse mapping definition – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse mapping definition ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: mapping and index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “failed to parse mapping definition”classname  is DocumentMapperParser.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

Map root;
 try (XContentParser parser = XContentType.JSON.xContent()
 .createParser(xContentRegistry; LoggingDeprecationHandler.INSTANCE; source)) {
 root = parser.mapOrdered();
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("failed to parse mapping definition"; e);
 }
 return extractMapping(type; root);
 } 
 /**

 

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