Index name was not set – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Index name was not set – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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

 

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “index name was not set” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: index.


Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”index name was not set”classname  is SnapshotShardFailure.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

String reason = (String) args[3];
  Integer intShardId = (Integer) args[4];
  String status = (String) args[5];
 
  if (index == null) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("index name was not set");
  }
  if (intShardId == null) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("index shard was not set");
  }

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