Failed to get id id – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

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Aug-23, Version: 2-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is unable to retrieve a specific document because the ID provided does not exist or is incorrect. This could be due to a typo in the ID, or the document with the specified ID has been deleted or not yet created. To resolve this issue, you can verify the ID and ensure it is correct. If the document is supposed to exist, check your data source to ensure the document was properly created. If the document was deleted, you may need to recreate it or restore it from a backup.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to get id [” + id + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Failed to get id [” + id + “]” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (fieldVisitor != null) {
 try {
 docIdAndVersion.reader.document(docIdAndVersion.docId; fieldVisitor);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new OpenSearchException("Failed to get id [" + id + "]"; e);
 source = fieldVisitor.source();  // in case we read from translog; some extra steps are needed to make _source consistent and to load stored fields
 if (get.isFromTranslog()) {


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