Invalid time hour value possible values may be between 0 and 23 incl – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when an invalid hour value is inputted into Elasticsearch. The hour value should be between 0 and 23 (inclusive), representing the 24 hours in a day. If a value outside this range is entered, Elasticsearch will throw this error. To resolve this issue, ensure that the hour value you’re inputting is within the acceptable range. If you’re using a script or automated process to input data, check that it’s correctly formatted to avoid generating invalid hour values.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid time hour value [{}] (possible values may be between 0 and 23 incl.) ” 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 [{}] (possible values may be between 0 and 23 incl.)” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public static int parseHourValue(XContentParser parser; XContentParser.Token token) throws IOException; ElasticsearchParseException {
 switch (token) {
 int hour = parser.intValue();
 if (DayTimes.validHour(hour) == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid time hour value [{}] (possible values may be between 0 and 23 incl.)";
 return hour;  case VALUE_STRING:


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