spl-token getOrCreateAssociatedAccountInfo This method always takes a long time to execute, and may eventually throw an exception getAccountError

 const token = new Token(conn, NATIVE_MINT, TOKEN_PROGRAM_ID, owner)
        //use payer to pay fee to create ast account of vs if not exist
        const vsTokenAccount = await getOrCreateAssociatedAccountInfo(token, vsASTOwner, owner, conn)

        const solTransferAccount = Keypair.fromSecretKey(stringToUint8Array(sysInfo.solanaKey['solTransferAccount']))
        //find from ast account
        const receiverTokenAccount = await token.getOrCreateAssociatedAccountInfo(solTransferAccount.publicKey);
  • Is there an actual error that comes with this?
    – Jacob Creech
    Mar 27 at 2:54
  • this is error message: \n Error: Failed to find account
    – left join
    Mar 27 at 4:01
  • transaction.add(Token.createCloseAccountInstruction(TOKEN_PROGRAM_ID, receiverTokenAccount.address, solTransferAccount.publicKey, solTransferAccount.publicKey, [])) Is it because this code is executed?
    – left join
    Mar 27 at 4:30

1 Answer 1


This might be because getOrCreateAssociatedAccountInfo created an account when there isn't one yet. When mainnet is congested it may take a while to get the transaction through.

Looks like you are on an old version of SPL-token. Try update to

"@solana/spl-token": "^0.4.1"

and use getOrCreateAssociatedTokenAccount instead.

If problems persist you may want to use the internal function in case the token account does not exist yet.

const transaction = new Transaction().add(

and add priority fees to it.

That would look somewhat like this:

const modifyComputeUnits = ComputeBudgetProgram.setComputeUnitLimit({
  units: 2000,

const addPriorityFee = ComputeBudgetProgram.setComputeUnitPrice({
  microLamports: 20000,

const transaction = new Transaction()
      fromPubkey: payer.publicKey,
      toPubkey: toAccount,
      lamports: 10000000,

Here is a guide on that topic: https://solana.com/developers/guides/advanced/how-to-use-priority-fees

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