A maximum of 10,000 ads per method call.

Ads can't be deleted in the following cases:

  • The ad was displayed and it has accumulated statistics.
  • The ad has a status other than DRAFT, and the campaign has at least one ad that is currently being activated or suspended.
  • The ad was accepted after review or rejected after being pre-accepted, although there were funds in the campaign or shared account.

You can use the archive method to archive these types of ads.


Request structure in JSON format:

  "method": "delete",
  "params": { /* params */
    "SelectionCriteria": {  /* IdsCriteria */
      "Ids": [(long), ... ] /* required */ 
    } /* required */
Parameter Type Description Required
Params structure (for JSON) / DeleteRequest structure (for SOAP)
SelectionCriteria IdsCriteria Criteria for selecting ads to delete. Yes
IdsCriteria structure
Ids array of long IDs of ads to delete (maximum of 10,000). Yes


Response structure in JSON format:

  "result": {  /* result */
    "DeleteResults": [{  /* ActionResult */
      "Id": (long),
      "Warnings": [{  /* ExceptionNotification */
        "Code": (int), /* required */
        "Message": (string), /* required */
        "Details": (string)
       }, ...
      "Errors": [{  /* ExceptionNotification */
        "Code": (int), /* required */
        "Message": (string), /* required */
        "Details": (string)
       }, ...
    }, ... ] /* required */
Parameter Type Description
Result structure (for JSON) / DeleteResponse structure (for SOAP)
DeleteResults array of ActionResult Results of deleting ads.
ActionResult structure
Id long ID of the ad that was deleted. Returned if there aren't any errors. See the section Operations on object arrays.
Warnings array of ExceptionNotification

Warnings that occurred during the operation.

Errors array of ExceptionNotification

Errors that occurred during the operation.