Getting a different outcome with HTTP Module than I am with META Graph API Explorer

I’ve been banging my head against the wall with this one all week, and am hoping someone here might have some insights.

I have a scenario that talks to the Meta Business API. One particular call I’m making using the HTTP module returns an “Invalid Parameter” error with a message about my “video needing to be uploaded to Facebook before creating the ad”. (The video has already been uploaded, my guess is that this message is a red herring.)

The odd thing is that when I make the exact same call using the Graph API Explorer tool, the call works.

The input bundle on the Make call:

        "ca": null,
        "qs": [
                "name": "access_token",
                "value": "EAAPb7Oxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
                "name": "object_id",
                "value": "259352823939095"
                "name": "instagram_user_id",
                "value": "17841466299907139"
                "name": "source_instagram_media_id",
                "value": "17850902307207060"
                "name": "call_to_action",
                "value": "{\n        \"type\": \"LEARN_MORE\",\n        \"value\": {\n            \"link\": \"\"\n        }}"
        "url": "",
        "gzip": true,
        "method": "post",
        "headers": [],
        "timeout": null,
        "useMtls": false,
        "authPass": null,
        "authUser": null,
        "bodyType": null,
        "serializeUrl": false,
        "shareCookies": false,
        "parseResponse": true,
        "followRedirect": true,
        "useQuerystring": false,
        "followAllRedirects": false,
        "rejectUnauthorized": true

Here is the JSON used in the Graph API Explorer:

  "object_id": "259352823939095",
  "instagram_user_id": "17841466299907139",
  "source_instagram_media_id": "18008642384233311",
  "call_to_action": {
    "type": "LEARN_MORE",
    "value": {
      "link": ""

And here a grab of that same call in the Graph API Explorer, with the response:

I am using the same access token in both cases. Is there something about the way I am passing parameters in Make that could be causing this? Any help greatly appreciated!

Since you are using the same request payload, and the outputs aren’t the same, it is likely a bug in the Meta Business integration/module.

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Thank you for the response @samliew, I filed a ticket as you suggested, and will report back here when I get a response.


I ended up solving this using a different sequence of API calls to Meta. In my experience, there are occasionally some odd quirks with their API in terms of what you see in Graph API Explorer vs. responses in your own app. I believe the issue is on Meta’s side, not Make’s.