Watch reporting Error response when trying to trigger reporting generation – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch’s Watcher feature attempts to trigger a report generation but encounters an issue. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a misconfigured Watcher, or a problem with the reporting feature itself. To resolve this, you can check the user permissions to ensure they have the right to generate reports. Also, verify the Watcher configuration for any errors. Lastly, check the health of the reporting feature, ensuring it’s properly set up and functioning correctly.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Watch[{}] reporting[{}] Error response when trying to trigger reporting generation ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, response.

Log Context

Log “Watch[{}] reporting[{}] Error response when trying to trigger reporting generation” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 * Trigger the initial report generation and catch possible exceptions
 private HttpResponse requestReportGeneration(String watchId; String attachmentId; HttpRequest request) throws IOException {
 HttpResponse response = httpClient.execute(request);
 if (response.status() != 200) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Watch[{}] reporting[{}] Error response when trying to trigger reporting generation " +
 "host[{}]; port[{}] method[{}]; path[{}]; response[{}]"; watchId; attachmentId;;
 request.port(); request.method(); request.path(); response);
 }  return response;


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