Stored script id does not exist and cannot be deleted – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you attempt to delete a stored script in OpenSearch that doesn’t exist. This could be due to a typo in the script id or the script may have already been deleted. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the existence of the script by listing all stored scripts. If the script is listed, ensure you’re using the correct id when attempting to delete it. If it’s not listed, it means the script doesn’t exist and there’s no need to delete it.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” stored script [” + id + “] does not exist and cannot be deleted ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “stored script [” + id + “] does not exist and cannot be deleted” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Builder deleteScript(String id) {
 StoredScriptSource deleted = scripts.remove(id);  if (deleted == null) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("stored script [" + id + "] does not exist and cannot be deleted");
 }  return this;


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