Loading own json data using Bulk_API gives error

Hi, I've generated my JSON data from a csv (excel) file and I'm trying to upload it. The code I'm using to update the data is curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/jobs/2014_jobs/_update?pretty' --data-binary '@data.json' but I get the error

"error" : {
"root_cause" : [ {
"type" : "mapper_parsing_exception",
"reason" : "failed to parse"
} ],
"type" : "mapper_parsing_exception",
"reason" : "failed to parse",
"caused_by" : {
"type" : "illegal_argument_exception",
"reason" : "Malformed content, found extra data after parsing: START_OBJECT"
"status" : 400

So far I can tell that the error is with the strucutre of my JSON object itself. I've read the Bulk_API to see if there is anything wrong with the way my code is structured but I cannot find anything. Does anyone know why I am getting this error? Part of JSON file below. Thank you very much :slight_smile:

{"index": {"_index": "jobs", "_id": 119556, "_type": "2014_jobs"}}
{"job category": "Logistics / Supply Chain|Purchasing / Merchandising|Human resource consultancy services|Full Time|Executive|Manager|Middle Management|", "closing date": "28-Dec-14", "salary": "Not published", "posting date": "28-Nov-14", "working hours": "-", "company": "", "contact": "+65 66454545 / ctay sg. drakeintl. com", "description": "", "title": "Logistics Category Manager", "job level": "Executive|Manager|Middle Management", "shift pattern": "Day Shift", "job id": "JOB-2014-0119556", "industry": "Human resource consultancy services", "employment type": "Full Time", "min years of experience": "8", "skills": "", "timestamp": "1.41973E+12", "address": "1 RAFFLES PLACE| 20-01 ONE RAFFLES PLACE||Singapore 048616|"}
{"index": {"_index": "jobs", "_id": 119700, "_type": "2014_jobs"}}
{"job category": "F B|Hospitality|Logistics / Supply Chain|Purchasing / Merchandising|Hotels with restaurant|Full Time|Fresh/entry level|Non-executive|", "closing date": "28-Dec-14", "salary": "Not published", "posting date": "28-Nov-14", "working hours": "44 hours a week", "company": "DAISHO DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE PTE LTD", "contact": "Not available", "description": "", "title": "Culinary Logistic Agent", "job level": "Fresh/entry level|Non-executive", "shift pattern": "No Shift", "job id": "JOB-2014-0119700", "industry": "Hotels with restaurant", "employment type": "Full Time", "min years of experience": "1", "skills": "", "timestamp": "1.41973E+12", "address": "12 MARINA VIEW| 35-00 ASIA SQUARE TOWER 2||Singapore 018961|"}
{"index": {"_index": "jobs", "_id": 118701, "_type": "2014_jobs"}}
{"job category": "Architecture / Interior Design|Architectural services|Permanent|", "closing date": "30-Dec-14", "salary": "Not published", "posting date": "27-Nov-14", "working hours": "8am - 6pm", "company": "LOOK ARCHITECTS PTE. LTD. ", "contact": "jasmin lookarchitects. com", "description": "", "title": "Resident Technical Officer (RTO)", "job level": "-", "shift pattern": "No Shift", "job id": "JOB-2014-0118701", "industry": "Architectural services", "employment type": "Permanent", "min years of experience": "5", "skills": "", "timestamp": "1.41973E+12", "address": "18 BOON LAY WAY| 09-135 TRADEHUB 21||Singapore 609966|"}

_update endpoint is not _bulk endpoint.

But your error might be something else though.

Hey David! Thanks for replying. I found the error - it was in the way the Json file was generated. I'm having another issue now. I scripted 100 pairs of json objects and uploaded them to elasticsearch running locally. However in indices stats, the docs.count is only 97 whereas there are 3 docs.deleted. Would you know how I could find out more about the 3 that were deleted? I've been trying to find out more about them and I haven't found anything useful online. Thank you.

Edit: I figured out what was wrong. Thanks anyway!

You'd better open a new thread.

That said may be you are using the same id for some documents?