Missing explanation description – 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 ” missing explanation description ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search.

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 “missing explanation description”classname  is SearchHit.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

}
 if (value == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "missing explanation value");
 }
 if (description == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "missing explanation description");
 }
 return Explanation.match(value; description; details);
 } 
 private void buildExplanation(XContentBuilder builder; Explanation explanation) throws IOException {

 

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