Source not found index type 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 locate the specified source index, type, or ID. This could be due to a typo in the index name, the index not existing, or the ID not being present in the index. To resolve this issue, you can verify the index name and ID, ensure the index exists, and check if the ID is present in the index. If the index doesn’t exist, you may need to create it. If the ID isn’t present, you may need to add it or use a different ID.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Source not found [” + index + “]/[” + type + “]/[” + id + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index, document, source, rest.

Log Context

Log “Source not found [” + index + “]/[” + type + “]/[” + id + “]” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 final String id = response.getId();  if (response.isExists() == false) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("Document not found [" + index + "]/[" + type + "]/[" + id + "]");
 } else if (response.isSourceEmpty()) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("Source not found [" + index + "]/[" + type + "]/[" + id + "]");


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