I am getting an issue calling my openAI key

I am running into this error, can someone help me? What exactly does this mean? Do I have to try this with a different key?

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "main.py", line 8, in <module>
    completion = openai.ChatCompletion.create(
  File "/home/runner/Takeoff-School-Your-1st-AI-App/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/openai/api_resources/chat_completion.py", line 25, in create
    return super().create(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/home/runner/Takeoff-School-Your-1st-AI-App/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/openai/api_resources/abstract/engine_api_resource.py", line 153, in create
    response, _, api_key = requestor.request(
  File "/home/runner/Takeoff-School-Your-1st-AI-App/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/openai/api_requestor.py", line 226, in request
    resp, got_stream = self._interpret_response(result, stream)
  File "/home/runner/Takeoff-School-Your-1st-AI-App/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/openai/api_requestor.py", line 620, in _interpret_response
  File "/home/runner/Takeoff-School-Your-1st-AI-App/venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/openai/api_requestor.py", line 683, in _interpret_response_line
    raise self.handle_error_response(
openai.error.RateLimitError: You exceeded your current quota, please check your plan and billing details.

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Welcome to the community! Based on that error, it appears that you have made too many requests for that API key using your current plan. A different key should fix that issue, until you used it too much too. The best solution would be to upgrade your openAI API plan I think.


Could you send me your API key so I could test it :joy:

Be careful with these comments; make sure that the OP doesn’t actually post it


Absolutely agree. Just in case anyone skim reads - @CadenChau was joking!

Do not post your API keys on a public forum.


Different API keys aren’t really any different on OpenAI, they will all come under one billing plan and that billing plan determines the quota, not the keys themselves. This error could mean either that you’ve been using your free $18 worth of credits for the first three months of sign up and either the credits or three months have run out, or your payment method is not working, whether it be because it wasn’t set up or because whatever method your using is being declined for some reason. There is also a max limit of $120 per month, although I doubt you’ve hit this.