Truncated date math – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Truncated date math – 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 ” truncated date math ” 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: Node.

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”truncated date math [{}]”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

throw new ElasticsearchParseException("operator not supported for date math [{}]"; mathString);
  if (i >= mathString.length()) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("truncated date math [{}]"; mathString);
  final int num;
  if (!Character.isDigit(mathString.charAt(i))) {
  num = 1;


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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