Common errors you may run into and what they mean

Our APIs use conventional HTTP response status codes to indicate the success or failure of a request. A 200 means that an API returned a matching record, and a 404 means that an API neither found nor returned a matching record. Any 4xx code besides a 404 indicates that there was an issue with the request, and 5xx codes indicate that an internal issue with the API occurred.

Error Response Fields

When an API call fails (does not return 200 response code), it will return an error response to help debug what went wrong with the request. The error response will be a JSON object with the following fields:

Field NameTypeDescription
statusIntegerThe HTTP response status code.
errorObjectThe object containing the error type and message. See error codes for examples.
error.typeStringThe error type.
error.messageStringThe error message.

Example 404 Response

    "status": 404,
    "error": {
        "type": "not_found",
        "message": "No records were found matching your request"

Example 429 Response

    "status": 429,
    "error": {
        "type": "rate_limit_error",
        "message": "An error occurred due to requests hitting the API too quick"

Error Codes

StatusError Name                            Description
400invalid_request_errorThe request contained either missing or invalid parameters.
401authentication_errorThe request contained a missing or invalid key.
402payment_requiredYou have reached your account maximum (all matches have been used).
404not_found There were no records found matching your request.
405invalid_request_error You cannot use the request method on the requested resource.
429rate_limit_error An error occurred due to requests hitting the API too quick.
5xxapi_error The server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request.