Hit failed to parse _source – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Hit failed to parse _source – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the error message”hit failed to parse _source”. To understand what might cause it to appear, read bellow frequent issues related to the Elasticsearch concepts: reindex, index.

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Log Context

Log”[hit] failed to parse [_source]”classname  is RemoteResponseParsers.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  // a hack but this lets us get the right xcontent type to go with the source
  return new Tuple(BytesReference.bytes(b); s);
  } catch (IOException e) {
  throw new ParsingException(p.getTokenLocation(); "[hit] failed to parse [_source]"; e);
  }; new ParseField("_source"));
  ParseField routingField = new ParseField("_routing");
  ParseField ttlField = new ParseField("_ttl");
  ParseField parentField = new ParseField("_parent");

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 ElasticSearch – failed to parse search source. expected field name but got [START_OBJECT] -views 8,785 ,score 3

Elasticsearch query to retrieve particular _source value for a particular type for all ID's -views   745



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