Invalid ratio or percentage – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Invalid ratio or percentage – 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 “Invalid ratio or percentage” 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: .

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 ratio or percentage [{}]”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (ratio  1.0) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Ratio should be in [0-1.0]; got [{}]"; ratio);
  return new RatioValue(100.0 * Math.abs(ratio));
  } catch (NumberFormatException e) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Invalid ratio or percentage [{}]"; sValue);

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