API Error Codes

An error during processing of an API method is reported by (1) a relevant HTTP status code, (2) a value of the success field and (3) a meaningful error message in the error field (see the Response section).

The following HTTP status codes are returned:

HTTP Status Code Description
200 The request was executed successfully.
401 Authentication credentials were missing or authentication failed.
404 The requested record was not found.
429 The request could be served because the application has reached its usage limit.
500 Internal Server Error. Something has gone wrong, tell us!

Usage Limit

Applications are permitted to perform up to 10000 calls in 24 hours. If you need more than that please contact us at api@europeana.eu