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Error Code 429 - You exceeded your current quota, please check your plan and billing details.
Error Code 429 - You exceeded your current quota, please check your plan and billing details.

Handling error code 429 - You exceeded your current quota, please check your plan and billing details

Updated over a week ago

This error message indicates that you have hit your maximum monthly budget for the API. This means that you have consumed all the credits or units allocated to your plan and have reached the limit of your billing cycle. This could happen for several reasons, such as:

  • You belong to many orgs, and your default org is set to another org, i.e. a personal org that is on an Explore free trial plan.

  • Your monthly budget is set too low for your organization’s usage.

  • You are using a high-volume or complex service that consumes a lot of credits or units per request.

  • You are using a large or diverse data set that requires a lot of requests to process.

  • You have run out of credits, as you're currently on a prepaid plan and need to pre-purchase credits.

To resolve this error, please follow these steps:

  • Check your usage limit (maximum usage OpenAI allows for your organization each month) and monthly budget (a usage budget that you can adjust in a given calendar month) in your account settings here. You can see how many tokens your requests have consumed here. Adjust your monthly budget up to your usage limit accordingly.

  • If you need a usage limit increase, you can check how you can increase your usage tier here under Usage Limits section. If you have a special exception requiring you to increase your usage limit, go to the Request an exception button, and fill out a Monthly usage limit increase request. We will review your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

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