transaction_failed error returns a
400 error code and occurs when a client submits a transaction that was well-formed but was not included in the ledger due to some other failure.
For example, a transaction may fail if:
- The source account for transaction cannot pay the minimum fee.
- The sequence number is incorrect.
- One of the contained operations has failed, such as a payment operation that overdraws on the paying account.
In almost every case, this error indicates that the transaction submitted in the initial request will never succeed. There is one exception: a transaction that fails with the
tx_bad_seq result code (as expressed in the
result_code field of the error) may become valid in the future if the sequence number it used was too high.