Marketing API Error Codes

This document provides information about some of the error codes returned by the Marketing API.

Error Codes

Error Code Description

1

An unknown error occurred

4

Application request limit reached

10

Application does not have permission for this action

17

User request limit reached

100

Invalid parameter

102

Session key invalid or no longer valid

104

Incorrect signature

190

Invalid OAuth 2.0 Access Token

200

Permission error

294

Managing advertisements requires the extended permission ads_management and an application that is whitelisted to access the Marketing API

2606

Unable to display a preview of this ad

2607

The given currency is invalid for usage with ads.

2615

Invalid call to update this adaccount

5000

Unknown Error Code

1349118

One or more of the given URLs is not allowed by the Stream post URL security app setting. It must match the Website URL or Canvas URL, or the domain must be a subdomain of one of the App's domains. Read more about [Login Security](/docs/facebook-login/security/) to learn more about app settings related to security.

1359036

Ad Create Failed - Too Many Ads: The account {account_id} has reached the maximum number of ads {max}

1359102

Invalid Parameter In Spec: Parameter has invalid value or missing required parameter: {param-value}

1487006

Invalid Campaign ID: You must specify a campaign, and the campaign specified must belong to the account specified and must not be deleted.

1487007

Campaign Ended: You can't edit ads in a campaign that has ended. Please create a new ad within this campaign, update the campaign end time, pick another campaign, or create a new campaign.

1487010

Ad Bid Too High: Your bid is above the maximum for its type and placement. Please try again with a value below the maximum if you would like to raise your bid.

1487013

Bid Too Low: Your bid is below the minimum for its placement and type. If you don't want your ad to run at the minimum bid rate, please pause it. Otherwise, please increase the bid to be within the suggested range.

1487014

Campaign budget was too low. Please increase the daily budget to at least 2 times the amount of the highest CPC ad bid, which is at least {minimum_budget}. You bid {bid}.

1487015

The ad creative is invalid

1487065

Ad Missing Targeting Spec: Ad spec needs a targeting spec. Please use targeting field to specify what audience the ad should be shown to. Field 'countries' is required; all others are optional.

1487087

Ad Create Failed: The Ad Create Failed for the following reason: {reason}

1487089

Target Spec Invalid: The target spec is invalid: {reason}

1487090

Ad Edit Failed - Spec Errors: {error}

1487108

Invalid Cities: Please check that the format in which you are specify the cities is correct, and if you specify ids, that they are of the correct type (not, for example, the id of the page for the city; city ids are returned by, e.g., graph.facebook.com/search?type=adcity).

1487124

Invalid Connection: You can only specify connections to objects you are an administrator or developer of.

1487133

Invalid Negative Connections: If you specify negative targeting, you must be the administrator or developer of the objects whose fans you want to specify to exclude. You are not an admin of the following specified connections: {connections}

1487172

Could not save creative

1487174

Invalid Image Hash: Invalid Image Hash - {hash}

1487194

Permission Error: Either the object you are trying to access is not visible to you or the action you are trying to take is restricted to certain account types.

1487199

Ad targeting does not match targeting of the story: The targeting specified for this ad is not compatible with the story being boosted. Check the privacy and language/country targeting of the story you are trying to sponsor.

1487202

Invalid object - not admin or object not public: The user is not an admin of the object or the object is not publicly accessible.

1487211

Invalid URL For Creative Destination: Creative must have a valid destination URL, and if attached object is page, destination must match page.

1487225

Ad Creation Limited By Daily Spend: The number of ads you can create in a given period of time has a limit determined by your daily spend level. Higher spend levels allow creation of more ads. Increase your daily spend limit or create fewer ads per time period.

1487244

Campaign Update Failed: Campaign {campaign_id}: {reason}

1487246

Campaign Creation Failed: {reason}

1487256

Targeting declined due to policy: Invalid ads targeting. The targeting spec was declined due to policy restrictions.

1487283

Not Allowed To Use View Tags: Only some partners are allowed to use view tags. Please verify that you are using an approved account.

1487301

Custom Audience Unavailable: The custom audience you're trying to use hasn't been shared with your ad account. Please create or choose a different custom audience, or ask the owner of the custom audience to let you use it.

1487346

The post does not belong to the specified Page: Post to be promoted does not belong to the Page specified. The post belongs to {otherDestination}; try using this as the destination or using a post that belongs to the specified Page. Specified Page: {destination}.

1487366

Custom Audience Has Been Deleted: Cannot use deleted custom audience. Please choose another audience.

1487376

Conversion Spec Needed: For ads pointing to an offsite location with a non-zero bid on actions, you must specify the conversion spec.

1487380

Invalid aggregation day for conversion data. The aggregation day must be larger than or equal to 1.

1487390

Adcreative Create Failed: The Adcreative Create Failed for the following reason: {reason}

1487391

Cannot Use Syndicated Audiences From Multiple Partners: When specifying partner-created custom audiences for an ad, all audiences must be from the same provider.

1487396

Failed to update the creative: Failed to update creative {id}. Failed for the following reason: {reason}

1487424

Ad Needs Exclusion Targeting: This ad cannot be created with the targeting spec you selected. Your ad has a conversion objective that users can only do once, so you must target the ad at those users who have not already converted. If you are using the Facebook API, consider including the following string in your targeting spec: {exclusion-targeting-spec}.

1487465

Invalid CPA Bid: The action type you selected is not allowed for Cost-Per-Action (CPA) bidding: '{action_type}'. Please change your optimization goal or switch your bid type to regular Optimized CPM.

1487472

This type of page post is not eligible to be promoted. {debug_info}

1487477

Conversion Tracking Pixel Permission Error: The conversion tracking pixel you're trying to use is owned by another user and hasn't been shared with you. Please use a tracking pixel that's been shared with you or create a new one.

1487485

Too many async requests

1487506

The new budget value is too low: The new budget value of {new_budget} is too low. The minimum acceptable is {minimum_budget}.

1487557

No supported fields were provided for updating the campaign

1487558

No supported fields were provided for updating the ad

1487559

Ad Update Failed {reason}

1487573

You must specify an object_id for this adcreative type (creative type 27)

1487742

There have been too many calls from this ad-account. Wait a bit and try again.

1487756

You have overlapping locations specified in the geo_locations field. Your broader option will override the narrower option, please remove one to proceed.

1487790

The promoted object is invalid: it could have been deleted or never existed.

1487881

The given prediction id in a reach and frequency campaign is not reserved.

1487882

The given reservation in a reach and frequency campaign is not finalized yet.

1487884

The given reservation in a reach and frequency campaign is already finalized

1487885

The prediction in a reach and frequency campaign is already reserved.

1487886

This indicates the operation fails for an unknown reason.

1487887

The given page types are not supported by the inventory manager.

1487915

A finalized prediction order can not be cancelled. You can create a new prediction or delete the campaign.

1634013

Conversion Spec Targets Invalid ID: You are targeting an ID in your conversion spec without admin permissions on that object. {debug_info}

1667002

This Promotion Can't Be Edited: This can't be edited because you promoted it from your Page. Find the post on your Page to pause, delete, or update budget for this promotion.

Error handling should be done using only the Error Codes. The Description string is subject to change without prior notice.

blame_field_specs

This is a property included in the error_data blob of any API call that results in a validation error, which indicates which field(s) is at fault for the validation error. This can be used to provide contextual errors, e.g. displaying an error right next to the field(s) at fault in the GUI of an ad creation tool.

blame_field_specs is an array, where each element of the array is a blame_field_spec which indicates a single field from the API spec that is at fault.

A blame_field_spec itself is an array also, which indicates the name of the field that is at fault and the location of this field within the overall API spec provided.

Examples:

Single field at fault

{  
  "error":{  
    "type":"Exception",
    "message":"The budget for your Ad-Set is too low.  It must be at least $1.00 per day.",
    "code":1487901,
    "is_transient":false,
    "error_data":{  
      "blame_field_specs":[  
        ["daily_budget"]
      ]
    }
  }
}

Indicates that the daily_budget field of the API spec is at fault and in this case it was too low.

Multiple fields at fault

"blame_field_specs":[  
  ["targeting_spec", "interested_in"], 
  ["bid_info", "impressions"]
]

Indicates that there is an error related to the interested_in subfield within the targeting_spec field of the API spec, and the error is also related to field impressions within the bid_info field of the API spec.