If asset issuer account has been merged with another account what happens to assets by the account and trustlines created to that account?

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Let's say you want to merge account X to account Y.

X cannot hold any offers or trustlines (therefore, no assets), according to the source code.


Otherwise, the operation will fail with "op_has_sub_entries".

And account X will be charged 100 stroops txFee, and seq_num += 1.

  "type": "https://stellar.org/horizon-errors/transaction_failed",
  "title": "Transaction Failed",
  "status": 400,
  "detail": "The transaction failed when submitted to the stellar network. The `extras.result_codes` field on this response contains further details.  Descriptions of each code can be found at: https://www.stellar.org/developers/learn/concepts/list-of-operations.html",
  "extras": {
    "envelope_xdr": "AAAAAAWb/DbpS8kPxCqdXLV+Az4ibTOwxPLFDqbAmDc3/vG/AAAAZACD6qIAAAACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABAAAAAAAAAAgAAAAAFZy28/5fhGoXqWueZaco8fRv25qq2EslnODyi8naNNMAAAAAAAAAATf+8b8AAABA/tFZ+/M6he+cbYoLXnBOkT9Hzh0AsliSXNu0vrzbBLHNKIUwAAxhafcPu49EFOKk7/9RooD2Q6zchw8X3pRSDQ==",
    "result_codes": {
      "transaction": "tx_failed",
      "operations": [


So, if you want to merge X to Y, you need to destroy all its trustlines and offers first.

[Additional info]

If you possess balance > 0 for an asset and try to directly Change Trust to 0, you will experience "op_invalid_limit" error. You need to transfer away every asset until its balance is 0, and then Change Trust every asset to TrustLimit=0.


You cannot merge accounts that have subentries (trustlines, offers, data).

Subentries can be found by going to https://horizon.stellar.org/accounts/<your_account_id> and searching for the subentry_count field.

You can find more information about the merge operation in the docs here.

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