Create_notification... does not create a notification

Hi folks -

I’m attempting to create a notification via the API, using this query:

mutation {
    create_notification (
        user_id: 11227690,
        target_id: 373022691,
        target_type: Project,
        text: "This is a message"
    ) {

The user ID is my ID, and the target ID is an item ID for a board that I am the owner of. I get back this response:

    "data": {
        "create_notification": {
            "id": "-1"
    "account_id": 4751227

No notification gets sent. I confirmed I can get notifications via automations, but nothing via the API.

Any ideas?

Hi @josephwegner :wave:

When creating a notification via API, you’re unable to send a notification to yourself.

This means if you’re using the API key that’s tied to your login, you’ll need to send this notification to another user on the account.

Other that that, your mutation looks perfect :ok_hand:

Is this information helpful? Let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of further assistance! :raised_hands: