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Unexpected token ” + token + “; expected ; ; - Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Unexpected token ” + token + “; expected ; ; - Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch 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 causing many errors 


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “unexpected token ” + token + “; expected ; ;" 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: .

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 discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log"unexpected token [" + token + "]; expected [; ; {]"classname  is ScriptMetadata.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

id = null;
  throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "unexpected token [" + token + "]; expected [; ; {]");
  token = parser.nextToken();


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