Stored script id does not exist and cannot be deleted – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you try to delete a stored script in Elasticsearch using an ID that does not exist in the system. To resolve this issue, you can first verify the existence of the script by using the ‘GET script’ API with the script ID. If the script does not exist, you may have used the wrong ID or the script may have been deleted already. If you are sure the script should exist, check for any issues with your Elasticsearch cluster that might be causing data loss.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” stored script [” + id + “] does not exist and cannot be deleted ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “stored script [” + id + “] does not exist and cannot be deleted” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Builder deleteScript(String id) {
 StoredScriptSource deleted = scripts.remove(id);  if (deleted == null) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("stored script [" + id + "] does not exist and cannot be deleted");
 }  return this;


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