Pipeline – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to find a specified pipeline. Pipelines are used to process documents before indexing. The error indicates that the pipeline you’re trying to use doesn’t exist or is not correctly defined. To resolve this issue, you can either create the pipeline if it doesn’t exist, ensure the pipeline name is correctly spelled, or check the pipeline definition for any errors. Also, ensure that the pipeline is created in the correct cluster if you’re using multiple Elasticsearch clusters.

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

Log Context

Log “pipeline [” class name is Pipeline.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 List> onFailureProcessorConfigs =
 ConfigurationUtils.readOptionalList(null; null; config; ON_FAILURE_KEY);
 List onFailureProcessors =
 ConfigurationUtils.readProcessorConfigs(onFailureProcessorConfigs; scriptService; processorFactories);
 if (config.isEmpty() == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("pipeline [" + id +
 "] doesn't support one or more provided configuration parameters " + Arrays.toString(config.keySet().toArray()));
 if (onFailureProcessorConfigs != null && onFailureProcessors.isEmpty()) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("pipeline [" + id + "] cannot have an empty on_failure option defined");


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