Minor API server update

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Hello, AdWords API developers! I wanted to notify you that we just made a minor update to the AdWords API servers. Impact on your programs should be minimal. There are three changes that are user visible:

  • A new header named operations is now in the SOAP responses that the AdWords API server sends to your programs. This header tells you how many quota operations the API call cost you.

  • Both the new operations header and the old responseTime header are now documented in the WSDL files for services.

  • We made some minor changes to the way we handle enums in the ReportService, so that elements with xsi:nil="true" are no longer sent for enum types. Instead, the element is simply not set at all. This should improve interoperability with .NET.

Nelson Minar, Software Engineer

Scheduled maintenance

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Hi AdWords API developers,

The API will be unavailable from 9pm to 12am PST this Friday (2/25/05) night for routine system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Rohit Dhawan, Product Manager

Welcome to the program

Monday, February 14, 2005

Hi AdWords API Developers,

It’s been two weeks since we have launched the Developer’s Program. We are happy to hear that you have been able to successfully access the API and begin the development process. At the same, we’ve received a lot of good feedback on how to make the service better. This feedback is invaluable as we want to make the best program possible for you. So, while we can’t respond individually to every message on the Developer’s Forum, we certainly read them and take careful notes on what you all are saying.

Specifically, there have been a lot of questions around the quota system. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary operations to make you successful. Some of you feel that the quota is not enough. We are looking to improve this as we scale up the program.

We are also very excited by the interest many of you have expressed in building applications and providing services for AdWords advertisers. Some of you have asked about a development environment (sandbox), certification program, and a directory for advertisers to contact you. We recognize these features are important and they are under strong consideration.

Stay tuned for more to come. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from you.


Rohit Dhawan, Product Manager
Nelson Minar, Software Engineer