Invalid date received; – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Invalid date received; – 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 Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Invalid date received; ” 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: parser and plugin.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”Invalid date received; {}”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

Source source = source(ctx);
  // parse yyyy-MM-dd (time optional but is set to 00:00:00.000 because of the conversion to DATE
  try {
  return new Literal(source; asDateOnly(string); SqlDataTypes.DATE);
  } catch(DateTimeParseException ex) {
  throw new ParsingException(source; "Invalid date received; {}"; ex.getMessage());
  public Literal visitTimeEscapedLiteral(TimeEscapedLiteralContext ctx) {

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