Invalid time minute value expected string number value or an array of – 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 Elasticsearch receives an invalid input for a time minute value. It expects a string/number value or an array of such values. This could be due to incorrect data types or formats in the input. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the input data for any inconsistencies or errors, 2) Ensure that the time minute value is either a string/number or an array of these, 3) Validate the data before sending it to Elasticsearch to prevent such errors.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid time minute 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.

Log Context

Log “invalid time minute value. expected string/number value or an array of” class name is 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) {
 minutes.add(parseMinuteValue(parser; token));
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid time minute value. expected string/number value or an array of " +
 "string/number values; but found [{}]"; token);
 if (hours.isEmpty()) {


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