Failed to reapply filters for id after reading from translog – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.6-7.14

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to reapply filters after reading from the transaction log (translog). This could be due to a corrupted translog or a problem with the filter itself. To resolve this issue, you can try to clear the translog using the translog truncation tool provided by Elasticsearch. Alternatively, you can check the filter for any inconsistencies or errors and correct them. If the problem persists, consider reindexing your data.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to reapply filters for [” + id + “] after reading from translog ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Failed to reapply filters for [” + id + “] after reading from translog” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 // just make source consistent by reapplying source filters from mapping (possibly also nulling the source)
 if (forceSourceForComputingTranslogStoredFields == false) {
 try {
 source = indexShard.mapperService().documentMapper().sourceMapper().applyFilters(source; null);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Failed to reapply filters for [" + id + "] after reading from translog"; e);
 } else {
 // Slow path: recreate stored fields from original source
 assert source != null : "original source in translog must exist";
 SourceToParse sourceToParse = new SourceToParse(shardId.getIndexName(); type; id; source;


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