Invalid time hour value – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when the hour value provided in a time-based operation in Elasticsearch is not valid. This could be due to an incorrect format or an out-of-range value. To resolve this issue, ensure that the hour value is in the correct 24-hour format and within the range of 0-23. Also, check the syntax of your query to ensure it’s correct. If you’re using a script or application to generate the time value, verify that it’s functioning correctly and producing valid time values.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid time hour value [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “invalid time hour value [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 String msg = "invalid time hour value [{}] (possible values may be between 0 and 23 incl.)";
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException(msg; hour);
 yield hour;
 } catch (NumberFormatException nfe) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid time hour value [{}]"; value);
 default -> throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid hour value. expected string/number value; but found [{}]"; token);


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