Pipeline is missing – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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

Log Context

Log “pipeline [{}] is missing”classname  is IngestService.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (Regex.simpleMatch(request.getId(); pipelineKey)) {
 if (toRemove.isEmpty() && Regex.isMatchAllPattern(request.getId()) == false) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("pipeline [{}] is missing"; request.getId());
 } else if (toRemove.isEmpty()) {
 return currentState;
 final Map pipelinesCopy = new HashMap<>(pipelines);
 for (String key : toRemove) {


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