Global composable templates may not specify the setting – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” global composable templates may not specify the setting ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: metadata and cluster.

Log Context

Log “global composable templates may not specify the setting”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

public static void validateV2TemplateRequest(Metadata metadata; String name; ComposableIndexTemplate template) {
 if (template.indexPatterns().stream().anyMatch(Regex::isMatchAllPattern)) {
 Settings mergedSettings = resolveSettings(metadata; template);
 if (IndexMetadata.INDEX_HIDDEN_SETTING.exists(mergedSettings)) {
 throw new InvalidIndexTemplateException(name; "global composable templates may not specify the setting "
 + IndexMetadata.INDEX_HIDDEN_SETTING.getKey());
 final Map componentTemplates = metadata.componentTemplates();


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