Unknown exporter type type set for exporter name – 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 Elasticsearch tries to use an exporter type that it doesn’t recognize. This is usually due to a typo or misconfiguration in the Elasticsearch settings. To resolve this issue, you should first check the exporter type in your settings. Make sure it’s spelled correctly and is a type that Elasticsearch recognizes. If the problem persists, you may need to update or reinstall the exporter plugin. Also, ensure that the exporter is compatible with your version of Elasticsearch.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unknown exporter type [” + type + “] set for exporter [” + name + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “unknown exporter type [” + type + “] set for exporter [” + name + “]” class name is Exporters.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Exporter openExporter(Exporter.Config config) {
 String name = config.name();
 String type = config.type();
 Exporter.Factory factory = factories.get(type);
 if (factory == null) {
 throw new SettingsException("unknown exporter type [" + type + "] set for exporter [" + name + "]");
 return factory.create(config);
 }  static void closeExporters(Logger logger; Map exporters) {


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