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Transaction Failed

The 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:

  1. The source account for transaction cannot pay the minimum fee.
  2. The sequence number is incorrect.
  3. 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.

Example Response for a 'Transaction Failed' Status Code
"type": "",
"title": "Transaction Failed",
"status": 400,
"detail": "The transaction failed when submitted to the stellar network. The `extras.result_codes` field on this response contains further details. Descriptions of each code can be found at:",
"extras": {
"result_codes": {
"transaction": "tx_insufficient_fee"
"result_xdr": "AAAAAAAAAAr////3AAAAAA=="