Unable to find script ” + id + ” in cluster state – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unable to find script ” + id + ” in cluster state ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “unable to find script [” + id + “] in cluster state”classname  is ScriptService.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

StoredScriptSource getScriptFromClusterState(String id) {
 ScriptMetadata scriptMetadata = clusterState.metadata().custom(ScriptMetadata.TYPE); 
 if (scriptMetadata == null) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("unable to find script [" + id + "] in cluster state");
 StoredScriptSource source = scriptMetadata.getStoredScript(id); 
 if (source == null) {


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