Missing explanation value – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to find a value that it expects to be present. This could be due to a missing field in the document, a missing parameter in the query, or a missing setting in the configuration. To resolve this issue, you can check the document, query, or configuration for missing values. Ensure that all required fields, parameters, and settings are correctly specified. If the error persists, you may need to debug your code or configuration to identify the source of the problem.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” missing explanation value ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search.

Log Context

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

 } else {
 parser.skipChildren();
 }
 }
 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);

 

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