Satya Swaroop Boddu Satya Swaroop Boddu - 1 year ago 297
Android Question

How to get response body to retrofit exception?

I am trying to connect to rest service via retrofit in android application. I am getting responses. But when there is some error response from the service, conversion exception occurs and now I want to do some actions based on the response body. But I am getting response body as NULL. But retrofit log has a error message. Why is this happening.

D/Reftofit log(24856): OkHttp-Received-Millis: 1397527055676
D/Reftofit log(24856): OkHttp-Response-Source: NETWORK 200
D/Reftofit log(24856): OkHttp-Sent-Millis: 1397527055492
D/Reftofit log(24856): Server: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu)
D/Reftofit log(24856): X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.10-1ubuntu3.10
D/Reftofit log(24856): {"result":"Invalid Token ID"}


public void failure(RetrofitError retrofitError) {
String response = null;
TokenError tokenError = (TokenError) retrofitError.getBodyAs(TokenError.class);
response = tokenError.getErrorDetails();
Log.e(TAG, response);
if (response != null && response.contains("Invalid Token ID")) {


Here I am getting
. I don't know why? Do I need to set something with rest adapter so that the response will be passed to retrofit error object.

Answer Source

Your server should return 4xx HTTP error code to get this working.

When your server returns HTTP 200 this mean successful response and it will be processed with onSuccess branch. Likely your object which you pass to Callback<Object> should be ready to handle both success and error result.

To make sure this is the case you can check if RetrofitError is actually a JsonParseException by adding next snippet:

public void failure(RetrofitError error) {
    Log.v(TAG, error.getMessage());