Problems parsing filter – 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 ” Problems parsing filter ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: admin, indices and alias.

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 “Problems parsing [filter]”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

static {
 ADD_PARSER.declareObject(AliasActions::filter; (parser; m) -> {
 try {
 return parser.mapOrdered();
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "Problems parsing [filter]"; e);
 }; FILTER);
 // Since we need to support numbers AND strings here we have to use ValueType.INT.
 ADD_PARSER.declareField(AliasActions::routing; XContentParser::text; ROUTING; ValueType.INT);
 ADD_PARSER.declareField(AliasActions::indexRouting; XContentParser::text; INDEX_ROUTING; ValueType.INT);


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