JSON Depth level

(Trevor Dodds) #1

I was wondering if there's a limit on the depth of a JSON object?

I'm basically taking http://localhost:9200/_cluster/stats and reposting this back into elasticsearch.

I'm able to insert up to a depth of 4 but going higher I receive a 400 error.


(Mark Walkom) #2

What is the actual error you are getting.

(David Pilato) #3

In 5.0 there is now a limit for the maximum number of fields in a document.

IIRC it's 200.

May it's what you are seeing? As Mark said, what is the error message?

(Trevor Dodds) #4


I'm running the following from powershell:

$a = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri ""
$json = $a | convertTo-json -Depth 5
Invoke-RestMethod "http://monitoring_cluster:9200/test_index/message" -Method Post -Body $json -ContentType 'application/json'

Fails with:

Message           : {"error":{"root_cause":[{"type":"mapper_parsing_exception","reason":"failed to parse [indices.shards.index]"}],"type":"mapper_parsing_exception","reason":"failed to parse
                          [indices.shards.index]","caused_by":{"type":"illegal_argument_exception","reason":"unknown property [shards]"}},"status":400}

If I adjust the Depth to 2 it submits fine, but it chops off tags.

(Trevor Dodds) #5

Oddly enough, I saved the $json as a file and loaded it with curl and that worked fine.

curl -XPOST 'http://xx.xx.xx.xx:9200/test/test' -d @test.json

It seems the only error in Kibana would be that "Objects in Arrays are not well supported"

 nodes.jvm.versions            {
                                                     "version": "1.8.0_102",
                                                     "vm_name": "Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM",
                                                     "vm_version": "25.102-b14", 
                                                     "vm_vendor": "Oracle Corporation",
                                                     "count": 12

I'll have to see why powershell would complain.

(Trevor Dodds) #6

Removed the index and started fresh. No errors from powershell this time.

(system) #7

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