Core Data Types Used in API Calls

Many calls in the API use the following data types:

The API also uses several error handling objects. If an error occurs during a SOAP request, the API returns a SOAP fault message. The message contains different content, depending on the type of error:

sObject

An sObject represents an object, such as an Account or Campaign. For a list of standard objects, see Standard Objects.

An sObject has the following properties:

Name Type Description
fieldsToNull string[] Array of one or more field names whose value you want to explicitly set to null.

When used with update() or upsert(), you can specify only those fields that you can update and that have the nillable property. When used with create(), you can specify only those fields that you can create and that have the nillable or the default on create property.

For example, if specifying an ID field or required field results in a run-time error, you can specify that field name in fieldsToNull. Similarly, if you need to set a picklist value to none when creating a record, but the picklist has a default value, you can specify the field in fieldsToNull.
ID ID Unique ID for this individual object. For the create() call, this value is null. For all other API calls, this value must be specified.

API Fault Element

The following table lists the API fault elements that the API returns if an error occurs when processing a service request.

Fault Description
ApiQueryFault The row and column numbers where the problem occurred.
LoginFault An error occurred during the login() call.
InvalidSObjectFault An invalid sObject in a describeSObject(), describeSObjects(), describeLayout(), describeDataCategoryGroups(), describeDataCategoryGroupStructures(), create(), update(), retrieve(), or query() call.
InvalidFieldFault An invalid field in a retrieve() or query() call.
InvalidOrNullForRestrictedPicklist An invalid appMenuType in a describeAppMenu() call.
MalformedQueryFault A problem in the queryString passed in a query() call.
InvalidQueryLocatorFault A problem in the queryLocator passed in a queryMore() call.
MalformedSearchFault A problem in the search passed in a search() call.
InvalidIdFault A specified ID was invalid in a setPassword() or resetPassword() call.
UnexpectedErrorFault An unexpected error occurred. The error is not associated with any other API fault.

ExceptionCode

The following list of ExceptionCode values is defined in your WSDL file. Some codes may not be in your WSDL, depending on the features you have enabled.

API_CURRENTLY_DISABLED
Because of a system problem, API functionality is temporarily unavailable.
API_DISABLED_FOR_ORG
API access has not been enabled for the organization. Contact Salesforce to enable API access.
CANT_ADD_STANDARD_PORTAL_USER_TO_TERRITORY
A user with a standard portal license can't be added to a territory.
CIRCULAR_OBJECT_GRAPH
The request failed because it contained a circular object reference.
CLIENT_NOT_ACCESSIBLE_FOR_USER
The current user does not have permission to access the specified client.
CLIENT_REQUIRE_UPDATE_FOR_USER
The current user is required to use a newer version of the specified client, and will have access until the client is updated.
DELETE_REQUIRED_ON_CASCADE
The delete operation triggers a cascade delete on a record, but the logged-in user does not have delete permission on that related object.
DUPLICATE_COMM_NICKNAME
You can't create a user with the same nickname as another user.
DUPLICATE_VALUE
You can't supply a duplicate value for a field that must be unique. For example, you may have submitted two copies of the same session ID in a invalidateSessions() call.
EMAIL_BATCH_SIZE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
A method tried to process more email records than the maximum batch size.
EMAIL_TO_CASE_INVALID_ROUTING
An email to case record has been submitted for processing but the feature is not enabled.
EMAIL_TO_CASE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
The daily converted email limit for the Email-to-Case feature has been exceeded.
EMAIL_TO_CASE_NOT_ENABLED
The Email-to-Case feature has not been enabled.
EXCEEDED_ID_LIMIT
Too many IDs were specified in a call. For example, more than 2000 IDs were requested in a retrieve() call, or more than 200 session IDs were specified in a logout() call.
EXCEEDED_LEAD_CONVERT_LIMIT
Too many IDs were sent to a convertLead() call.
EXCEEDED_MAX_SIZE_REQUEST
The size of the message sent to the API exceeded 50 MB.
EXCEEDED_MAX_TYPES_LIMIT
The number of object types to describe is too large.
EXCEEDED_QUOTA
The size limit for organization data storage was exceeded during a create() call.
FUNCTIONALITY_NOT_ENABLED
Functionality has been temporarily disabled. Other calls may continue to work.
INACTIVE_OWNER_OR_USER
The user or record owner is not active.
INACTIVE_PORTAL
The referenced portal is inactive.
INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS
The user does not have sufficient access to perform the operation.
INVALID_ASSIGNMENT_RULE
An invalid AssignmentRuleHeader value was specified.
INVALID_BATCH_SIZE
The query options have an invalid batch size value.
INVALID_CLIENT
The client is invalid.
INVALID_CROSS_REFERENCE_KEY
An invalid foreign key can't be set on a field. For example, if an object share such as AccountShare can't be deleted because the share row is a result of a sharing rule.
INVALID_FIELD
The specified field name is invalid.
INVALID_FILTER_LANGUAGE
The specified language can't be used as a filter.
INVALID_FILTER_VALUE
A SOQL query with LIKE specified an invalid character, for example, an incorrectly placed asterisk (*). Correct the query and resubmit.
INVALID_ID_FIELD
The specified ID is correctly formatted, but is not valid, for example, it is an ID of the wrong type, or the object it identifies no longer exists.
INVALID_GOOGLE_DOCS_URL
An invalid Salesforce record URL was used when trying to associate a Google Doc to that record. Correct the URL before trying the operation again.
INVALID_LOCATOR
The locator is invalid.
INVALID_LOGIN
The login() credentials are not valid, or the maximum number of logins have been exceeded. Contact your administrator for more information.
INVALID_NEW_PASSWORD
The new password does not conform with the password policies of the organization.
INVALID_OPERATION
The client application tried to modify a record that is locked by an approval process.
INVALID_OPERATION_WITH_EXPIRED_PASSWORD
Due to password expiration, a valid password must be set using setPassword() before the call can be invoked.
INVALID_QUERY_FILTER_OPERATOR
An invalid operator was used in the query() filter clause, at least for that field.
INVALID_QUERY_LOCATOR
An invalid queryLocator parameter was specified in a queryMore() call. It is also possible that you've exceed the maximum number of calls, which is ten per user for the API, and five for Apex and Visualforce.
INVALID_QUERY_SCOPE
The specified search scope is invalid.
INVALID_REPLICATION_DATE
The date for replication is out of the allowed range, such as before the organization was created.
INVALID_SETUP_OWNER
The setup owner must be an Organization, Profile, or User.
INVALID_SEARCH
The search() call has invalid syntax or grammar. For more information, see the Salesforce SOQL and SOSL Reference Guide.
INVALID_SEARCH_SCOPE
The specified search scope is invalid.
INVALID_SESSION_ID
The specified sessionId is malformed (incorrect length or format) or has expired. Log in again to start a new session.
INVALID_SOAP_HEADER
There is an error in the SOAP header. If you are migrating from an earlier version of the API, be advised that the SaveOptions header can't be used with API version 6.0 or later. Use AssignmentRuleHeader instead.
INVALID_SSO_GATEWAY_URL
The URL provided to configure the Single Sign-On gateway was not a valid URL.
INVALID_TYPE
The specified sObject type is invalid.
INVALID_TYPE_FOR_OPERATION
The specified sObject type is invalid for the specified operation.
LIMIT_EXCEEDED
An array is too long. For example, there are too many BCC addresses, targets, or email messages.
LOGIN_DURING_RESTRICTED_DOMAIN
The user is not allowed to log in from this IP address.
LOGIN_DURING_RESTRICTED_TIME
The user is not allowed to log in during this time period.
MALFORMED_ID
An invalid ID string was specified. For information about IDs, see ID Field Type.
MALFORMED_QUERY
An invalid query string was specified. For example, the query string was longer than 20,000 characters.
MALFORMED_SEARCH
An invalid search string was specified. For example, the search string was longer than 20,000 characters.
MISSING_ARGUMENT
A required argument is missing.
MIXED_DML_OPERATION
There are limits on what kinds of DML operations can be performed in the same transaction. For more information, see the Force.com Apex Code Developer's Guide.
NOT_MODIFIED
The describe call response has not changed since the specified date.
NO_SOFTPHONE_LAYOUT
If an organization has the CTI feature enabled, but no softphone layout has been defined, this exception is returned if a describe call is issued. This is most often caused because no call center has been defined: during call center definition, a default softphone layout is created.

If an organization does not have the CTI feature enabled, FUNCTIONALITY_NOT_ENABLED is returned instead.

NUMBER_OUTSIDE_VALID_RANGE
The number specified is outside the valid range for the field.
OPERATION_TOO_LARGE
The query has returned too many results. If certain queries are run by a user without the “View All Data” permission and many records are returned, those queries would require sharing rule checking. An example of this would be queries that are run on objects, such as Task, that use a polymorphic foreign key. Such queries return this exception because the operation requires too many resources. To correct, add filters to the query to narrow the scope, or use filters such as date ranges to break the query up into a series of smaller queries.
ORG_LOCKED
The organization has been locked. You must contact Salesforce to unlock the organization.
ORG_NOT_OWNED_BY_INSTANCE
The user tried to log in to the wrong server instance. Choose another server instance or log in at https://login.salesforce.com. You can use http instead of https.
PASSWORD_LOCKOUT
The user has exceeded the allowed number of login attempts. The user must contact his or her administrator to regain login access.
PORTAL_NO_ACCESS
Access to the specified portal is not available.
QUERY_TIMEOUT
The query has timed out. For more information, see the Salesforce SOQL and SOSL Reference Guide.
QUERY_TOO_COMPLICATED
SOQL query is either selecting too many fields or there are too many filter conditions. Try reducing the number of formula fields referenced in the query.
REQUEST_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
Exceeded either the concurrent request limit or the request rate limit for your organization. For details on API request limits, see API Usage Metering.
REQUEST_RUNNING_TOO_LONG
A request has taken too long to be processed.
SERVER_UNAVAILABLE
A server that is necessary for this call is currently unavailable. Other types of requests might still work.
SSO_SERVICE_DOWN
The service was unavailable, and an authentication call to the organization’s specified Single Sign-On server failed.
TOO_MANY_APEX_REQUESTS
Too many Apex requests have been issued. If this persists, contact Salesforce Customer Support.
TRIAL_EXPIRED
The trial period for the organization has expired. A representative from the organization must contact Salesforce to re-enable the organization.
UNSUPPORTED_API_VERSION
A method call was made that does not exist in the accessed API version, for example, trying to use upsert() (new in 8.0) against version 5.0.
UNSUPPORTED_CLIENT
This version of the client is no longer supported.

Error

An Error contains information about an error that occurred during a create(), merge(), process(), update(), upsert(), delete(), or undelete() call. For more information, see Error Handling. An Error has the following properties:

Name Type Description
statusCode StatusCode A code that characterizes the error. The full list of status codes is available in the WSDL file for your organization (see Generating the WSDL File for Your Organization).
message string Error message text.
fields string[] Array of one or more field names. Identifies which fields in the object, if any, affected the error condition.

StatusCode

The following table lists API status codes that are returned with an error. Some codes may not be in your WSDL, depending on the features you have enabled.

ALL_OR_NONE_OPERATION_ROLLED_BACK
The bulk operation was rolled back because one of the records wasn't processed successfully. See AllOrNoneHeader.
ALREADY_IN_PROCESS
You can't submit a record that is already in an approval process. You must wait for the previous approval process to complete before resubmitting a request with this record.
ASSIGNEE_TYPE_REQUIRED
You must designate an assignee for the approval request (ProcessInstanceStep or ProcessInstanceWorkitem).
BAD_CUSTOM_ENTITY_PARENT_DOMAIN
The changes you are trying to make can't be completed because changes to the associated master-detail relationships can't be made.
BCC_NOT_ALLOWED_IF_BCC_COMPLIANCE_ENABLED
Your client applicationblind carbon-copied an email address on an email even though the organization's Compliance BCC Email option is enabled. This option specifies a particular email address that automatically receives a copy of all outgoing email. When this option is enabled, you can't BCC any other email address. To disable the option, log into the user interface and from Setup, click Security Controls | Compliance BCC Email.
BCC_SELF_NOT_ALLOWED_IF_BCC_COMPLIANCE_ENABLED
Your client application blind carbon copied the logged-in user's email address on an email even though the organization's BCC COMPLIANCE option is set to true. This option specifies a particular email address that automatically receives a copy of all outgoing email. When this option is enabled, you can't BCC any other email address. To disable the option, log into the user interface and from Setup, click Security Controls | Compliance BCC Email.
CANNOT_CASCADE_PRODUCT_ACTIVE
An update to a product caused by a cascade can't be done because the associated product is active.
CANNOT_CHANGE_FIELD_TYPE_OF_APEX_REFERENCED_FIELD
You can't change the type of a field that is referenced in an Apex script.
CANNOT_CREATE_ANOTHER_MANAGED_PACKAGE
You can only create one managed package in an organization.
CANNOT_DEACTIVATE_DIVISION
You can't deactivate Divisions if an assignment rule references divisions or if the DefaultDivision field on a user record isn’t set to null.
CANNOT_DELETE_LAST_DATED_CONVERSION_RATE
You must have at least one DatedConversionRate record if dated conversions are enabled.
CANNOT_DELETE_MANAGED_OBJECT
You can't modify components that are included in a managed package.
CANNOT_DISABLE_LAST_ADMIN
You must have at least one active administrator user.
CANNOT_ENABLE_IP_RESTRICT_REQUESTS
If you exceed the limit of five IP ranges specified in a profile, you can't enable restriction of login by IP addresses. Reduce the number of specified ranges in the profile and try the request again.
CANNOT_INSERT_UPDATE_ACTIVATE_ENTITY
You do not have permission to create, update, or activate the specified record.
CANNOT_MODIFY_MANAGED_OBJECT
You can't modify components that are included in a managed package.
CANNOT_RENAME_APEX_REFERENCED_FIELD
You can't rename a field that is referenced in an Apex script.
CANNOT_RENAME_APEX_REFERENCED_OBJECT
You can't rename an object that is referenced in an Apex script.
CANNOT_REPARENT_RECORD
You can't define a new parent record for the specified record.
CANNOT_RESOLVE_NAME
A sendEmail() call could not resolve an object name.
CANNOT_UPDATE_CONVERTED_LEAD
A converted lead could not be updated.
CANT_DISABLE_CORP_CURRENCY
You can't disable the corporate currency for an organization. To disable a currency that is set as the corporate currency, first use the user interface to change the corporate currency to a different currency, and then disable the original currency.
CANT_UNSET_CORP_CURRENCY
You can't change the corporate currency for an organization from the API. Use the user interface to change the corporate currency.
CHILD_SHARE_FAILS_PARENT
You can't change the owner of or define sharing rules for a record that is a child of another record if you do not also have the appropriate permissions on the parent. For example, you can't change the owner of a contact record if you can't edit its parent account record.
CIRCULAR_DEPENDENCY
You can't create a circular dependency between metadata objects in your organization. For example, public group A can't include public group B, if public group B already includes public group A.
COMMUNITY_NOT_ACCESSIBLE
You do not have permission to access the community that this entity belongs to. You must be given permission to access the community before you can access this entity.
CUSTOM_CLOB_FIELD_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
You can't exceed the maximum size for a CLOB field.
CUSTOM_ENTITY_OR_FIELD_LIMIT
You have reached the maximum number of custom objects or custom fields for your organization.
CUSTOM_FIELD_INDEX_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
You have reached the maximum number of indexes on a field for your organization.
CUSTOM_INDEX_EXISTS
You can create only one custom index per field.
CUSTOM_LINK_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
You have reached the maximum number of custom links for your organization.
CUSTOM_TAB_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
You have reached the maximum number of custom tabs for your organization.
DELETE_FAILED
You can't delete a record because it is in use by another object.
DEPENDENCY_EXISTS
You can't perform the requested operation because of an existing dependency on the specified object or field.
DUPLICATE_CASE_SOLUTION
You can't create a relationship between the specified case and solution because it already exists.
DUPLICATE_CUSTOM_ENTITY_DEFINITION
Custom object or custom field IDs must be unique.
DUPLICATE_CUSTOM_TAB_MOTIF
You can't create a custom object or custom field with a duplicate master name.
DUPLICATE_DEVELOPER_NAME
You can't create a custom object or custom field with a duplicate developer name.
DUPLICATE_EXTERNAL_ID
A user-specified external ID matches more than one record during an upsert.
DUPLICATE_MASTER_LABEL
You can't create a custom object or custom field with a duplicate master name.
DUPLICATE_SENDER_DISPLAY_NAME
A sendEmail() call could not choose between OrgWideEmailAddress.DisplayName or senderDisplayName. Define only one of the two fields.
DUPLICATE_USERNAME
A create, update, or upsert failed because of a duplicate user name.
DUPLICATE_VALUE
You can't supply a duplicate value for a field that must be unique. For example, you may have submitted two copies of the same session ID in a invalidateSessions() call.
EMAIL_NOT_PROCESSED_DUE_TO_PRIOR_ERROR
Because of an error earlier in the call, the current email was not processed.
EMPTY_SCONTROL_FILE_NAME
The Scontrol file name was empty, but the binary was not empty.
ENTITY_FAILED_IFLASTMODIFIED_ON_UPDATE
You can't update a record if the date inLastModifiedDate is later than the current date.
ENTITY_IS_ARCHIVED
You can't access a record if it has been archived.
ENTITY_IS_DELETED
You can't reference an object that has been deleted. Note that this status code only occurs in version 10.0 of the API and later. Previous releases of the API use INVALID_ID_FIELD for this error.
ENTITY_IS_LOCKED
You can't edit a record that is locked by an approval process.
 ENVIRONMENT_HUB_MEMBERSHIP_CONFLICT
You can’t add an organization to more than one Environment Hub.
ERROR_IN_MAILER
An email address is invalid, or another error occurred during an email-related transaction.
FAILED_ACTIVATION
The activation of a Contract failed.
FIELD_CUSTOM_VALIDATION_EXCEPTION
You can't define a custom validation formula that violates a field integrity rule.
FIELD_FILTER_VALIDATION_EXCEPTION
You can't violate field integrity rules.
FILTERED_LOOKUP_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
The creation of the lookup filter failed because it exceeds the maximum number of lookup filters allowed per object.
HTML_FILE_UPLOAD_NOT_ALLOWED
Your attempt to upload an HTML file failed. HTML attachments and documents, including HTML attachments to a Solution, can't be uploaded if the Disallow HTML documents and attachments checkbox is selected under Setup, in Security Controls | HTML Documents and Attachments Settings.
IMAGE_TOO_LARGE
The image exceeds the maximum width, height, and file size.
INACTIVE_OWNER_OR_USER
The owner of the specified item is an inactive user. To reference this item, either reactivate the owner or reassign ownership to another active user.
INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_ON_CROSS_REFERENCE_ENTITY
An operation affects an object that is cross-referenced by the specified object, but the logged-in user does not have sufficient permissions on the cross-referenced object. For example, if the logged-in user attempts to modify an account record, that user might not have permission to approve, reject, or reassign a ProcessInstanceWorkitem that is submitted after that action.
INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_OR_READONLY
You can't perform the specified action because you do not have sufficient permissions.
INVALID_ACCESS_LEVEL
You can't define a new sharing rule if it provides less access than the specified organization-wide default.
INVALID_ARGUMENT_TYPE
You supplied an argument that is of the wrong type for the operation being attempted.
INVALID_ASSIGNEE_TYPE
You specified an assignee type that is not a valid integer between one and six.
INVALID_ASSIGNMENT_RULE
You specified an assignment rule that is invalid or that is not defined in the organization.
INVALID_BATCH_OPERATION
The specified batch operation is invalid.
INVALID_CONTENT_TYPE
The outgoing email has anEmailFileAttachment with an invalidcontentType property. See RFC2045 - Internet Message Format.
INVALID_CREDIT_CARD_INFO
The specified credit card information is not valid.
INVALID_CROSS_REFERENCE_KEY
The specified value in a relationship field is not valid, or data is not of the expected type.
INVALID_CROSS_REFERENCE_TYPE_FOR_FIELD
The specified cross reference type is not valid for the specified field.
INVALID_CURRENCY_CONV_RATE
You must specify a positive, non-zero value for the currency conversion rate.
INVALID_CURRENCY_CORP_RATE
You can't modify the corporate currency conversion rate.
INVALID_CURRENCY_ISO
The specified currency ISO code is not valid..
INVALID_EMAIL_ADDRESS
A specified email address is invalid.
INVALID_EMPTY_KEY_OWNER
You can't set the value for owner to null.
INVALID_EVENT_SUBSCRIPTION
Invalid parameters were specified when subscribing to an event.
INVALID_FIELD
You specified an invalid field name when trying to update or upsert a record.
INVALID_FIELD_FOR_INSERT_UPDATE
You can't combine a person account record type change with any other field update.
INVALID_FIELD_WHEN_USING_TEMPLATE
You can't use an email template with an invalid field name.
INVALID_FILTER_ACTION
The specified filter action can't be used with the specified object. For example, an alert is not a valid filter action for a Task.
INVALID_ID_FIELD
The specified ID field (ID, ownerId), or cross-reference field is invalid.
INVALID_INET_ADDRESS
A specified Inet address is not valid.
INVALID_LINEITEM_CLONE_STATE
You can't clone a Pricebook2 or PricebookEntry record if those objects are not active.
INVALID_MASTER_OR_TRANSLATED_SOLUTION
The solution is invalid. For example, this error can occur if you try to associate a translated solution with a master solution when another translated solution in the same language is already associated with the master solution.
INVALID_MESSAGE_ID_REFERENCE
The outgoing email's References or In-Reply-To fields are invalid. These fields must contain valid Message-IDs. See RFC2822 - Internet Message Format.
INVALID_OPERATION
There is no applicable approval process for the specified object.
INVALID_OPERATOR
The specified operator is not applicable for the field type when used as a workflow filter.
INVALID_OR_NULL_FOR_RESTRICTED_PICKLIST
You specified an invalid or null value for a restricted picklist.
INVALID_PARTNER_NETWORK_STATUS
The specified partner network status is invalid for the specified template field.
INVALID_PERSON_ACCOUNT_OPERATION
You can't delete a person account.
INVALID_READ_ONLY_USER_DML
You can't create, update, or delete data while the instance where your organization resides is being upgraded to the latest release. Please try again after the release has completed. For release schedules, see trust.salesforce.com.
INVALID_SAVE_AS_ACTIVITY_FLAG
You must specify true or false for the saveAsActivity flag.
INVALID_SESSION_ID
The specified sessionId is malformed (incorrect length or format) or has expired. Log in again to start a new session.
INVALID_STATUS
The specified organization status change is not valid.
INVALID_TYPE
The specified type is not valid for the specified object.
INVALID_TYPE_FOR_OPERATION
The specified type is not valid for the specified operation.
INVALID_TYPE_ON_FIELD_IN_RECORD
The specified value is not valid for the specified field's type.
IP_RANGE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
The specified IP address is outside the IP range specified for the organization.
JIGSAW_IMPORT_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
The number of records you attempted to purchase from Data.com exceeds your available record addition limit.
LICENSE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the number of licenses assigned to your organization.
LIGHT_PORTAL_USER_EXCEPTION
You attempted an action with a high-volume portal user that's not allowed. For example, trying to add the user to a case team.
LIMIT_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded a limit. The limit may be on a field size or value, license, or other component.
LOGIN_CHALLENGE_ISSUED
An email containing a security token was sent to the user's email address because he or she logged in from an IP address that is not included in their organization's list of trusted IP addresses. The user can't log in until he or she adds the security token to the end of his or her password.
LOGIN_CHALLENGE_PENDING
The user logged in from an IP address that is not included in their organization's list of trusted IP addresses, but a security token has not yet been issued.
LOGIN_MUST_USE_SECURITY_TOKEN
The user must add a security token to the end of his or her password to log in.
MALFORMED_ID
An ID must be either 15 characters, or 18 characters with a valid case-insensitive extension. There is also an exception code of the same name.
MANAGER_NOT_DEFINED
A manager has not been defined for the specified approval process.
MASSMAIL_RETRY_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
A mass mail retry failed because your organization has exceeded its mass mail retry limit.
MASS_MAIL_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
The organization has exceeded its daily limit for mass email. Mass email messages can't be sent again until the next day.
MAXIMUM_CCEMAILS_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of specified CC addresses in a workflow email alert.
MAXIMUM_DASHBOARD_COMPONENTS_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the document size limit for a dashboard.
MAXIMUM_HIERARCHY_LEVELS_REACHED
You have reached the maximum number of levels in a hierarchy.
MAXIMUM_SIZE_OF_ATTACHMENT
You have exceeded the maximum size of an attachment.
MAXIMUM_SIZE_OF_DOCUMENT
You have exceeded the maximum size of a document.
MAX_ACTIONS_PER_RULE_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of actions per rule.
MAX_ACTIVE_RULES_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of active rules.
MAX_APPROVAL_STEPS_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of approval steps for an approval process.
MAX_FORMULAS_PER_RULE_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of formulas per rule.
MAX_RULES_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of rules for an object.
MAX_RULE_ENTRIES_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of entries for a rule.
MAX_TASK_DESCRIPTION_EXCEEDED
The task description is too long.
MAX_TM_RULES_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of rules per Territory.
MAX_TM_RULE_ITEMS_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the maximum number of rule criteria per rule for a Territory.
MERGE_FAILED
A merge operation failed.
MISSING_ARGUMENT
You did not specify a required argument.
NONUNIQUE_SHIPPING_ADDRESS
You can't insert a reduction order item if the original order shipping address is different from the shipping address of other items in the reduction order.
NO_APPLICABLE_PROCESS
A process() request failed because the record submitted does not satisfy the entry criteria of any active approval processes for which the user has permission.
NO_ATTACHMENT_PERMISSION
Your organization does not permit email attachments.
NO_INACTIVE_DIVISION_MEMBERS
You can't add members to an inactive Division.
NO_MASS_MAIL_PERMISSION
You do not have permission to send the specified email. You must have “Mass Email” if you are sending mass mail or “Send Email” if you are sending individual email.
NUMBER_OUTSIDE_VALID_RANGE
The number specified is outside the valid range of values.
NUM_HISTORY_FIELDS_BY_SOBJECT_EXCEEDED
The number of history fields specified for the sObject exceeds the allowed limit.
OP_WITH_INVALID_USER_TYPE_EXCEPTION
The operation you attempted can't be performed for one or more users. For example, you can't add high-volume portal users to a group.
OPTED_OUT_OF_MASS_MAIL
An email can't be sent because the specified User has opted out of mass mail.
PACKAGE_LICENSE_REQUIRED
The logged-in user can't access an object that is in a licensed package if the logged-in user does not have a license for the package.
PORTAL_USER_ALREADY_EXISTS_FOR_CONTACT
A create User operation failed because you can't create a second portal user under a Contact.
PRIVATE_CONTACT_ON_ASSET
You can't have a private contact on an asset.
RECORD_IN_USE_BY_WORKFLOW
You can't access a record if it is currently in use by a workflow or approval process.
REQUEST_RUNNING_TOO_LONG
A request that has been running too long may be canceled.
REQUIRED_FIELD_MISSING
A call requires a field that was not specified.
SELF_REFERENCE_FROM_TRIGGER
You can't recursively update or delete the same object from an Apex trigger. This error often occurs when:
  • You try to update or delete an object from within its before trigger.
  • You try to delete an object from within its after trigger.

This error occurs with both direct and indirect operations. The following is an example of an indirect operation:

  1. A request is submitted to update Object A.
  2. A before update trigger on object A creates an object B.
  3. Object A is updated.
  4. An after insert trigger on object B queries object A and updates it. This is an indirect update of object A because of the before trigger of object A, so an error is generated.
SHARE_NEEDED_FOR_CHILD_OWNER
You can't delete a sharing rule for a parent record if its child record needs it.
SINGLE_EMAIL_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
(API version 18.0 and higher) The organization has exceeded its daily limit for single emails. Single email messages can't be sent again until the next day.
STANDARD_PRICE_NOT_DEFINED
Custom prices can't be defined without corresponding standard prices.
STORAGE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded your organization's storage limit.
STRING_TOO_LONG
The specified string exceeds the maximum allowed length.
TABSET_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
You have exceeded the number of tabs allowed for a tabset.
TEMPLATE_NOT_ACTIVE
The template specified is unavailable. Specify another template or make the template available for use.
TERRITORY_REALIGN_IN_PROGRESS
An operation can't be performed because a territory realignment is in progress.
TEXT_DATA_OUTSIDE_SUPPORTED_CHARSET
The specified text uses a character set that is not supported.
TOO_MANY_APEX_REQUESTS
Too many Apex requests have been sent. This error is transient. Resend your request after a short wait.
TOO_MANY_ENUM_VALUE
A request failed because too many values were passed in for a multi-select picklist. You can select a maximum of 100 values for a multi-select picklist.
TRANSFER_REQUIRES_READ
You can't assign the record to the specified User because the user does not have read permission.
UNABLE_TO_LOCK_ROW
A deadlock or timeout condition has been detected:
  • Deadlocks involve at least two transactions that are attempting to update overlapping sets of objects. Note that if the transaction involves a summary field, the parent objects are locked, making these transactions especially prone to deadlocks. To debug, check your code for deadlocks and correct. Deadlocks are usually not the result of an issue with Salesforce operations.
  • Timeouts occur when a transaction takes too long to complete, for example, when replacing a value in a picklist, or changing a custom field definition. These are temporary states. There is no corrective action needed.

If an object in a batch can't be locked, the entire batch fails with this error.

UNAVAILABLE_RECORDTYPE_EXCEPTION
The appropriate default record type could not be found.
UNDELETE_FAILED
An object could not be undeleted because it does not exist or has not been deleted.
UNKNOWN_EXCEPTION
The system encountered an internal error. Please report this problem to Salesforce.
Note
Do not report this exception code to Salesforce if it results from a sendEmail() call. The sendEmail() call returns this exception code when it is used to send an email to one or more recipients who have the Email Opt Out option selected.
UNSPECIFIED_EMAIL_ADDRESS
The specified user does not have an email address.
UNSUPPORTED_APEX_TRIGGER_OPERATION
You can't save recurring events with an Apex trigger.
UNVERIFIED_SENDER_ADDRESS
A sendEmail() call attempted to use an unverified email address defined in the OrgWideEmailAddress object.
WEBLINK_SIZE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED
The size of a WebLink URL or JavaScript code exceeds the limit.
WEBLINK_URL_INVALID
The WebLink URL has failed the URL string validation check.
WRONG_CONTROLLER_TYPE
The controller type for your Visualforce email template does not match the object type being used.

If you receive a status code not listed in the previous table, contact Customer Support.

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