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

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Aug-23, Version: 1-1.3

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is unable to retrieve the specified document because the type or id provided does not exist or is incorrect. To resolve this issue, you can verify the type and id you’re using are correct. If they are, check if the document exists in the database. If it doesn’t, you may need to create it. Also, ensure that you have the necessary permissions to access the document. Lastly, check for any network issues that might be preventing OpenSearch from accessing the document.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to get type [” + type + “] and 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 type [” + type + “] and 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 type [" + type + "] and 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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