Missing explanation description – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Missing explanation description – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up  which can resolve issues causing many errors 

 

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “missing explanation description” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: search.


Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

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 {

 

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Kibana FATAL Error: [elasticsearch.url]: definition for this key is missing -views 1,538 ,score 1

Has Child Filter vs. Has Child Query explanation difference question …  

 

 

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