Tarun Sapra Tarun Sapra - 1 year ago 142
Java Question

Apache Flink integration with Elasticsearch

I am trying to integrate Flink with Elasticsearch 2.1.1, I am using the maven dependency


and here's the Java Code where I am reading the events from a Kafka queue (which works fine) but somehow the events are not getting posted in the Elasticsearch and there is no error either, in the below code if I change any of the settings related to port, hostname, cluster name or index name of ElasticSearch then immediately I see an error but currently it doesn't show any error nor any new documents get created in ElasticSearch

StreamExecutionEnvironment env = StreamExecutionEnvironment.getExecutionEnvironment();

// parse user parameters
ParameterTool parameterTool = ParameterTool.fromArgs(args);

DataStream<String> messageStream = env.addSource(new FlinkKafkaConsumer082<>(parameterTool.getRequired("topic"), new SimpleStringSchema(), parameterTool.getProperties()));


Map<String, String> config = new HashMap<>();
config.put(ElasticsearchSink.CONFIG_KEY_BULK_FLUSH_MAX_ACTIONS, "1");
config.put(ElasticsearchSink.CONFIG_KEY_BULK_FLUSH_INTERVAL_MS, "1");

config.put("cluster.name", "FlinkDemo");

List<InetSocketAddress> transports = new ArrayList<>();
transports.add(new InetSocketAddress(InetAddress.getByName("localhost"), 9300));

messageStream.addSink(new ElasticsearchSink<String>(config, transports, new TestElasticsearchSinkFunction()));

private static class TestElasticsearchSinkFunction implements ElasticsearchSinkFunction<String> {
private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

public IndexRequest createIndexRequest(String element) {
Map<String, Object> json = new HashMap<>();
json.put("data", element);

return Requests.indexRequest()

public void process(String element, RuntimeContext ctx, RequestIndexer indexer) {

Answer Source

I was indeed running it on the local machine and debugging as well but, the only thing I was missing is to properly configure logging, as most of elastic issues are described in "log.warn" statement. The issue was the exception inside "BulkRequestHandler.java" in elasticsearch-2.2.1 client API, which was throwing the error -"org.elasticsearch.action.ActionRequestValidationException: Validation Failed: 1: type is missing;" As I had created the index but not an type which I find pretty strange as it should be primarily be concerned with index and create the type by default.

Recommended from our users: Dynamic Network Monitoring from WhatsUp Gold from IPSwitch. Free Download