Not enough actual parameters – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch receives a request that requires certain parameters, but those parameters are not provided or are insufficient. This could be due to incorrect syntax, missing data, or a misconfigured request. To resolve this issue, you should first identify the request causing the error. Then, ensure that all required parameters are included and correctly formatted. If the error persists, check the Elasticsearch documentation for the specific request to ensure you’re using it correctly.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Not enough actual parameters {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: parser, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Not enough actual parameters {}” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Token nextToken() {
 Token token = delegate.nextToken();
 if (token.getType() == SqlBaseLexer.PARAM) {
 if (param >= params.size()) {
 throw new ParsingException("Not enough actual parameters {} "; params.size());
 paramTokens.put(token; params.get(param));
 return token;


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