Shopify - Common Errors

Modified on Tue, 05 Mar 2024 at 07:26 PM

Daily variant creation limit reached

Error: "Daily variant creation limit reached. Please try again later. See https:\\api\getting-started\api-call-limit for more information about rate limits and how to avoid them."

Reason: The error is caused by Shopify's limit on daily variation updates. Shopify allows posting up to 50,000 variations a day. More explanations are available in this Shopify community post.


As it's a Shopify side limitation, the solution is not technical but administrative:

  • Wait for the end of the day, for Shopify to release the limit
  • When executing the "Run integration" operation with the Shopify module in Valigara: For updates that do not relate to variations, consider running the operation in the "Specific fields" mode, and not "All fields" mode (which re-creates all variations). This will reduce the count of variation updates, and allow updating more products in one day
  • Reach out to Shopify customer support about increasing the limit.

Metafield type

Error: {"errors":{"type":["'single_line_text_field' must be consistent with the definition's type: 'multi_line_text_field'."]}}

Reason: Metafield definition/ values were not consistent and didnt match in both Valigara and Shopify

Solution: Metafield definition/ values should be consistent/ the same in both Valigara and Shopify

To correct this, you can change the metafield value, for example, from "String" to "Text value".

Location is deactivated

Error: Qty. cannot be set for "PRODUCTNAME" location "LOCATIONID", reason: Location is deactivated

Reason: One of the Shopify inventory locations is deactivated. 


Reactivate the Shopify location, using the Shopify backoffice, or delete it the location is irrelevant. Here is the Shopify helpdesk on how to handle locations

Set up the account and automate the workflow:

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