I am using Algolia to power the search on this blog.

From time to time I add new blog posts by downloading the JSON I prepare through a special URL of the website, and then I manually upload it through the Algolia dashboard.

That’s something I could automate, but it’s not a big deal to do it once in a while.

Today I got this error while uploading the JSON file:

Upload error: The 'objectID' attribute is required to use action=updateObject


Inspecting the JSON in VS Code I found out there was one entry with "objectID": "".

I removed that item and the upload worked.

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