Unable to parse watch record – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unable to parse watch record ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “unable to parse watch record”classname  is TriggeredWatch.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

try (
 XContentParser parser = XContentHelper.createParser(NamedXContentRegistry.EMPTY; LoggingDeprecationHandler.INSTANCE; source)
 ) {
 return parse(id; version; parser);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("unable to parse watch record"; e);
 public TriggeredWatch parse(String id; long version; XContentParser parser) throws IOException {
 assert id != null : "watch record id is missing";


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