Error when searching in Discover tab

(Raj) #1


We are on ElasticStack 5.5.1 and I have started getting below error when searching for information in Discover Tab

Discover:[parse_exception] request body or source parameter is required.

OS: Windows 2012 R2
RAM : 16 GB
HDD : 100GB

Kibana, ElasticSearch & LogStash are running on this server.

Not sure what is causing this error. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


(Lee Drengenberg) #2

Are you seeing that in a red error bar at the top of Kibana? If it has a More Info button could you click that and copy/paste that here?

Do you have any scripted fields on the index you're looking at? To check, go to Management > Index Patterns, select your index, and then look for the Scripted Fields tab. It has a number right on the tab to show how many there are.

Do you have more than one index pattern? If yes, are you hitting the error on all of them?


(Raj) #3

Hello Lee,

Thank you for your quick response.

Yes I see a red box and below is the content

Error: [parse_exception] request body or source parameter is required
at respond (http://server/bundles/kibana.bundle.js?v=15405:13:2730)
at checkRespForFailure (http://server/bundles/kibana.bundle.js?v=15405:13:1959)
at http://server/bundles/kibana.bundle.js?v=15405:1:27268
at processQueue (http://server/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=15405:38:23621)
at http://server/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=15405:38:23888
at Scope.$eval (http://server/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=15405:39:4619)
at Scope.$digest (http://server/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=15405:39:2359)
at Scope.$apply (http://server/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=15405:39:5037)
at done (http://server/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=15405:37:25027)
at completeRequest (http://server/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=15405:37:28702)

removed server info for security.

I don't have any scripted fields. I am getting an error on IP address field, not on other fields.

(Raj) #4

Hello Lee,

I found another wierdness when I searching the IP address on Chrome 58 it works fine without any errors but when I do the same in Chrome 59 it errors.

Works in IE but I lose the date/time on the x-axis.


(Lee Drengenberg) #5

Losing the date/time on the axis is a know issue in Kibana

I'm on Chrome 60 and don't see this problem. Doesn't Chrome tend to update versions automatically unless you disable it?
A test you could try from your Chrome 59 is to open an incognito window and go to Kibana in it. Sometimes a browser has something cached that causes a problem. Testing in an incognito window is a bit less painful than clearing all your browser cache.

(Raj) #6

At my work place auto update & incognito from Chrome is disabled. I will switch to IE for time being till I get the new version of Chrome.

Thank you for looking into this issue!


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