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ACCOUNT_DELINQUENT Summary The manager account that was used to register for API access does not have an active billing mechanism. Common causes The credit card used to pay for API charges has expired. An account must have an active billing mechanism at all times. Recommended handling tips Update the billing information in your account. Prevention tips N/A ACCOUNT_INACCESSIBLE Summary The target account has been temporarily disabled due to suspicious
activity and cannot be accessed via the API. Common causes N/A Recommended handling tips Contact your Google Ads account representative for more information. If you
don’t have a representative or don’t know who they are, use the
contact form
in the Google Ads Help Center. Prevention tips N/A TERMS_AND_CONDITIONS_NOT_SIGNED Summary You have not yet signed the Terms & Conditions. Common Causes N/A Recommended handling tips

Make sure that you’ve accepted the terms and conditions. If you’re unable
to do this, contact
AdWords API Compliance
and select the “I need to sign the AdWords API
Terms & Conditions” option to obtain help.

Prevention tips Make sure that you complete the signup and accept the terms and conditions
before trying to use the AdWords API. DEVELOPER_TOKEN_NOT_APPROVED Summary You are using an unapproved developer token to make calls against a production account. Common Causes N/A Recommended handling tips

An unapproved developer token can only make calls against test Google Ads
accounts. See the test
account guide
for more information. You can make calls against a test
account even before your developer token is approved, so you can get started on
your application right away.

If you think your token should have been approved, or it’s taken more
than 2 business days to get back to you, please first double-check your email to
make sure you have not missed a communication from the API compliance team. If
you still need help, you can
contact the API compliance
team
for assistance in getting your token approved.

Prevention tips Make sure that your developer token is approved before using it in a
production account. INCOMPLETE_SIGNUP Summary The developer token has not been approved and you’re trying to use it for
requests against a production account. Common causes N/A Recommended handling tips

An unapproved developer token can only make calls against test Google Ads
accounts. See the test
account guide
for more information. You can make calls against a test
account even before your developer token is approved, so you can get started on
your application right away.

If you think your token should have been approved, or it’s taken more
than 2 business days to get back to you, please first double-check your email to
make sure you have not missed a communication from the API compliance team. If
you still need help, you can
contact the API compliance
team
for assistance in getting your token approved.

Prevention tips N/A Summary The developer token in the request is missing or invalid. Common causes
  • The developer token is not set on the request or it contains a typo.
  • The namespace of the headers in the request is not correct.
Recommended handling tips N/A Prevention tips
  • Ensure that a developer token has been set and matches the value in the AdWords API Center.
  • Ensure that the headers of the request are in the namespace https://adwords.google.com/api/adwords/cm/{version}, where {version} is replaced with the version of the API being used.
MONTHLY_BUDGET_REACHED Summary The API monthly budget limit has been exceeded. Common causes Exceeding your set budget for API usage. Recommended handling tips N/A Prevention tips Once you verify that there is no excessive usage due to a runaway program, increase the API monthly budget (via your manager account’s My Account > API Center) to an appropriate amount. QUOTA_EXCEEDED Summary A system frequency limit has been exceeded. Common causes Sending too many requests in a short period of time. Recommended handling tips N/A Prevention tips Set up short delays between requests or use
BatchJobService to
combine more operations in fewer requests.

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