Problems parsing filter – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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 Error 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. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the 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 which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

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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