Error code 214 for a 'POST status/update'


#1

Hi,

Lately some of my ‘POST status/update’ returns with a 400 Bad Request HTTP status code and a body of {"errors":[{"code":214,"message":"Bad request."}]}.

I am posting tweets with media objects attached to them and until yesterday it worked most of/all the time. Right now it’s failing for 100% of the requests.

What means an error code 214? I haven’t found this specific code in the docs.

Thanks,
Arthur


#2

This is a generic error message, the most likely issue is a problem with the media you have uploaded - either the image might not be supported, or the media ids you are passing in are failing to be validated.

We’ll look at getting these errors made more meaningful!


#3

Yes thank you, I realised afterward that it was in fact the media upload that was problematic, and not the status/update.

In addition to a more explicit error message (and/or documented error codes), it would be very helpful to return this error when uploading the media instead of raising it only when trying to attach the media to a tweet.

Thank you for your help,
Arthur