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Permanent temporary error of ElasticSearch in a Wikibase Cloud instance
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Description

Steps to replicate the issue (include links if applicable):

What happens?:

  • message "An error has occurred while searching: We could not complete your search due to a temporary problem. Please try again later." and no results

What should have happened instead?:

  • some results should be shown; while the error declares to be temporary, I have continuously experienced it with no exception from the moment in which I have created this Wikibase Cloud instance, on 28 March 2024

Software version (skip for WMF-hosted wikis like Wikipedia):

Other information (browser name/version, screenshots, etc.):
Possibly related to T361186

Event Timeline

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Seconding-- I have been experiencing the same issue consistently since 24 March 2024.

Starting experiencing this "An error has occurred while searching" problem today (2 Apr 2024) with the search page on ppsdb.wikibase.cloud, which was previously not affected.

However, the autocomplete suggestions when editing or typing at the search bar still work, including for items created within the last hour.

I confirm that the autocomplete (both in the search bar and while editing) of hypotheseis.wikibase.cloud has never had issues (as of now); the problem only affects Special:Search.

Thirded-- can confirm autocomplete in the search bar works, but general search still gives "An error has occurred while searching: We could not complete your search due to a temporary problem. Please try again later."

Hey @Epidosis , thanks for flagging this issue. We will look into it. Please let us know in the meantime, should the issue resolve itself. Thanks