Nothing captured – 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 ” nothing captured ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: metadata and cluster.

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 “nothing captured”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (inPlaceHolder) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid dynamic name expression [{}]. date math placeholder is open ended";
 new String(text; from; length));
 if (beforePlaceHolderSb.length() == 0) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("nothing captured");
 return beforePlaceHolderSb.toString();


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