SMPP error codes

The following table lists the SMPP error codes used during the SMPP communication between an SMPP client and an SMPP server. These error messages are returned in the command status parameter of an SMPP response PDU. For example if you send an SMS using the smpp submit_sm PDU, you can receive an error code in the smpp submit_sm_resp PDU response.

The most frequent SMPP error code:

Error Number Error Name Error Description
0x00000069 ESME_RSUBMITFAIL Generic submission failure

SMPP status code representation

The SMPP error codes are always represented in a 4 byte long hexadecimal number. Currently only the last two bytes of this number is used to represent various error conditions. Some SMS service providers extend this table with their custom error codes. The table table below prints the error number, the error name according to the SMPP protocol definition, and the error messages.

SMPP error codes

Error Number Error Name Error Description
0x00000000 ESME_ROK No Error
0x00000001 ESME_RINVMSGLEN Message too long
0x00000002 ESME_RINVCMDLEN Command length is invalid
0x00000003 ESME_RINVCMDID Command ID is invalid or not supported
0x00000004 ESME_RINVBNDSTS Incorrect bind status for given command
0x00000005 ESME_RALYBND Already bound
0x00000006 ESME_RINVPRTFLG Invalid Priority Flag
0x00000007 ESME_RINVREGDLVFLG Invalid registered delivery flag
0x00000008 ESME_RSYSERR System error
0x0000000A ESME_RINVSRCADR Invalid source address
0x0000000B ESME_RINVDSTADR Invalid destination address
0x0000000C ESME_RINVMSGID Message ID is invalid
0x0000000D ESME_RBINDFAIL Bind failed
0x0000000E ESME_RINVPASWD Invalid password
0x0000000F ESME_RINVSYSID Invalid System ID
0x00000011 ESME_RCANCELFAIL Cancelling message failed
0x00000013 ESME_RREPLACEFAIL Message recplacement failed
0x00000014 ESME_RMSSQFUL Message queue full
0x00000015 ESME_RINVSERTYP Invalid service type
0x00000033 ESME_RINVNUMDESTS Invalid number of destinations
0x00000034 ESME_RINVDLNAME Invalid distribution list name
0x00000040 ESME_RINVDESTFLAG Invalid destination flag
0x00000042 ESME_RINVSUBREP Invalid submit with replace request
0x00000043 ESME_RINVESMCLASS Invalid esm class set
0x00000044 ESME_RCNTSUBDL Invalid submit to ditribution list
0x00000045 ESME_RSUBMITFAIL Submitting message has failed
0x00000048 ESME_RINVSRCTON Invalid source address type of number ( TON )
0x00000049 ESME_RINVSRCNPI Invalid source address numbering plan ( NPI )
0x00000050 ESME_RINVDSTTON Invalid destination address type of number ( TON )
0x00000051 ESME_RINVDSTNPI Invalid destination address numbering plan ( NPI )
0x00000053 ESME_RINVSYSTYP Invalid system type
0x00000054 ESME_RINVREPFLAG Invalid replace_if_present flag
0x00000055 ESME_RINVNUMMSGS Invalid number of messages
0x00000058 ESME_RTHROTTLED Throttling error
0x00000061 ESME_RINVSCHED Invalid scheduled delivery time
0x00000062 ESME_RINVEXPIRY Invalid Validty Period value
0x00000063 ESME_RINVDFTMSGID Predefined message not found
0x00000064 ESME_RX_T_APPN ESME Receiver temporary error
0x00000065 ESME_RX_P_APPN ESME Receiver permanent error
0x00000066 ESME_RX_R_APPN ESME Receiver reject message error
0x00000067 ESME_RQUERYFAIL Message query request failed
0x000000C0 ESME_RINVTLVSTREAM Error in the optional part of the PDU body
0x000000C1 ESME_RTLVNOTALLWD TLV not allowed
0x000000C2 ESME_RINVTLVLEN Invalid parameter length
0x000000C3 ESME_RMISSINGTLV Expected TLV missing
0x000000C4 ESME_RINVTLVVAL Invalid TLV value
0x000000FE ESME_RDELIVERYFAILURE Transaction delivery failure
0x000000FF ESME_RUNKNOWNERR Unknown error
0x00000100 ESME_RSERTYPUNAUTH ESME not authorised to use specified servicetype
0x00000101 ESME_RPROHIBITED ESME prohibited from using specified operation
0x00000102 ESME_RSERTYPUNAVAIL Specified servicetype is unavailable
0x00000103 ESME_RSERTYPDENIED Specified servicetype is denied
0x00000104 ESME_RINVDCS Invalid data coding scheme
0x00000105 ESME_RINVSRCADDRSUBUNIT Invalid source address subunit
0x00000106 ESME_RINVSTDADDRSUBUNIR Invalid destination address subunit
0x0000040B ESME_RINVBALANCE Insufficient credits to send message
0x0000040C ESME_RUNESME_SPRTDDESTADDR Destination address blocked by the ActiveXperts SMPP Demo Server

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