Invalid path element ” + element + ” in path ” + path + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Invalid path element ” + element + ” in path ” + path + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Invalid path element ” + element + ” in path ” + path + “” 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: search, aggregations.


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”Invalid path element [” + element + “] in path [” + path + “]”classname  is AggregationPath.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

String element = elements[i];
  if (i == elements.length - 1) {
  int index = element.lastIndexOf('[');
  if (index >= 0) {
  if (index == 0 || index > element.length() - 3) {
  throw new AggregationExecutionException("Invalid path element [" + element + "] in path [" + path + "]");
  }
  if (element.charAt(element.length() - 1) != ']') {
  throw new AggregationExecutionException("Invalid path element [" + element + "] in path [" + path + "]");
  }
  tokens.add(new PathElement(element; element.substring(0; index); element.substring(index + 1; element.length() - 1)));

 

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 Illegal character in path at index 16 -views 194,436 ,score 38

Exception in thread "main" java.nio.file.InvalidPathException: Illegal char <:> at index 2: -views   46,919,score 19

 

 

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