Invalid time hour value. expected string/number value or an array of – 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 Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid time hour value. expected string/number value or an array of ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “invalid time hour value. expected string/number value or an array of”classname  is DayTimes.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
 while ((token = parser.nextToken()) != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {
 hours.add(parseHourValue(parser; token));
 }
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid time hour value. expected string/number value or an array of " +
 "string/number values; but found [{}]"; token);
 }
 } else if (MINUTE_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 if (token.isValue()) {
 minutes.add(parseMinuteValue(parser; token));

 

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