Resolve “This list does not have interest groups enabled” MailChimp API Error
This list does not have interest groups enabled
The message returned seems pretty self explanatory, but how to actually enable interest groups isn’t quite as clear.
After looking further into the API documentation, I saw the following explanation:
if interest groups for the List are not yet enabled, adding the first grouping will automatically turn them on.
At the point of receiving the error above there were indeed no interest groups setup. There are two ways to add an interest groups:
Make an API call
You can call the listInterestGroupingAdd() method.
Log into MailChimp
An alternative way to add the interest group is via the MailChimp interface. Simply log into your MailChimp account, navigate to ‘Lists’ and select ‘Create Groups’ from the setting menu.
With the interest group setup you’ll now be able to call the listInterestGroupings() method successfully without receiving an error.