Get status for a specific translation job

Feature: Azure AI Translator → Document Translation
API Version: 2024-05-01
HTTP method: GET

  • Use the get translation status method to request the status of a specific translation job. The response includes the overall job status and the status for documents that are being translated as part of that job.

Request URL


All API requests to the Document Translation feature require a custom domain endpoint that is located on your resource overview page in the Azure portal.

curl -i -X GET "{document-translation-endpoint}/translator/document/batches/{id}?api-version={date}"

Request parameters

Request parameters passed on the query string are:

Query parameter Required Description
id True The operation ID.

Locating the id value

You can find the job id in the POST start-batch-translation method response Header Operation-Location URL value. The alphanumeric string following the /document/ parameter is the operation's job id:

Response header Response URL
Operation-Location {document-translation-endpoint}/translator/document/9dce0aa9-78dc-41ba-8cae-2e2f3c2ff8ec?api-version=2024-05-01

Request headers

Request headers are:

Headers Description Condition
Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key Your Translator service API key from the Azure portal. Required
Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Region The region where your resource was created. Required when using a regional (geographic) resource like West US.
Content-Type The content type of the payload. The accepted value is application/json or charset=UTF-8. Required

Response status codes

The following are the possible HTTP status codes that a request returns.

Status Code Description
200 OK. Successful request and returns the status of the batch translation operation. HeadersRetry-After: integerETag: string
401 Unauthorized. Check your credentials.
404 Resource isn't found.
500 Internal Server Error.
Other Status Codes • Too many requests
• Server temporary unavailable

Get translation status response

Successful get translation status response

The following information is returned in a successful response.

Name Type Description
id string ID of the operation.
createdDateTimeUtc string Operation created date time.
lastActionDateTimeUtc string Date time in which the operation's status was updated.
status String List of possible statuses for job or document:
• Canceled
• Cancelling
• Failed
• NotStarted
• Running
• Succeeded
• ValidationFailed
summary StatusSummary Summary containing the listed details. integer Total count.
summary.failed integer Failed count.
summary.success integer Number of successful.
summary.inProgress integer Number of in progress.
summary.notYetStarted integer Count of not yet started.
summary.cancelled integer Number of canceled.
summary.totalCharacterCharged integer Total characters charged by the API.

Error response

Name Type Description
code string Enums containing high-level error codes. Possible values:
• InternalServerError
• InvalidArgument
• InvalidRequest
• RequestRateTooHigh
• ResourceNotFound
• ServiceUnavailable
• Unauthorized
message string Gets high-level error message.
target string Gets the source of the error. For example, it would be documents or document id for an invalid document.
innerError InnerTranslationError New Inner Error format that conforms to Azure AI services API Guidelines. This error message contains required properties ErrorCode, message, and optional properties target, details(key value pair), inner error(it can be nested).
innerError.code string Gets code error string.
innerError.message string Gets high-level error message. string Gets the source of the error. For example, it would be documents or document id for invalid document.


Example successful response

The following JSON object is an example of a successful response.

  "id": "727bf148-f327-47a0-9481-abae6362f11e",
  "createdDateTimeUtc": "2020-03-26T00:00:00Z",
  "lastActionDateTimeUtc": "2020-03-26T01:00:00Z",
  "status": "Succeeded",
  "summary": {
    "total": 10,
    "failed": 1,
    "success": 9,
    "inProgress": 0,
    "notYetStarted": 0,
    "cancelled": 0,
    "totalCharacterCharged": 0

Example error response

The following JSON object is an example of an error response. The schema for other error codes is the same.

Status code: 401

  "error": {
    "code": "Unauthorized",
    "message": "User is not authorized",
    "target": "Document",
    "innerError": {
      "code": "Unauthorized",
      "message": "Operation is not authorized"

Next steps

Follow our quickstart to learn more about using Document Translation and the client library.