Invalid time value for field – – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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Briefly, this error occurs when a time value specified in a query is invalid. Elasticsearch expects time values to be in a specific format and within a certain range. To resolve the issue, ensure that the time value is formatted correctly and within the appropriate range.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid time value for field – ” 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 value for field [{}] – [{}]”classname  is YearTimes.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} else if (TIME_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 if (token != XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
 try {
 timesSet.add(DayTimes.parse(parser; token));
 } catch (ElasticsearchParseException pe) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid time value for field [{}] - [{}]"; pe; currentFieldName; token);
 }
 } else {
 while ((token = parser.nextToken()) != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {
 try {
 timesSet.add(DayTimes.parse(parser; token));

 

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