Must not contain ‘#’ – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Must not contain ‘#’ – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “must not contain ‘#'” 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: repositories.


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”must not contain ‘#'”classname  is RepositoriesService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

private static void validate(final String repositoryName) {
  if (Strings.hasLength(repositoryName) == false) {
  throw new RepositoryException(repositoryName; "cannot be empty");
  }
  if (repositoryName.contains("#")) {
  throw new RepositoryException(repositoryName; "must not contain '#'");
  }
  if (Strings.validFileName(repositoryName) == false) {
  throw new RepositoryException(repositoryName;
  "must not contain the following characters " + Strings.INVALID_FILENAME_CHARS);
  }

 

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 Combining must_not in ElasticSearch Query -views 21,918 ,score 15

Elasticsearch query must not match text from field -views   15,988,score 8

 

 

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