API Version 8 Now Available

Thursday, January 18, 2007

We are happy to announce that the AdWords API Version 8 (V8) – formerly available in the sandbox – is now available in our production environment.

V8 introduces four major changes to the AdWords API. This announcement highlights only the major components of the release. For complete details on all V8 changes, please see our Release Notes.


    Budget Optimizer Exposed: A new field budgetOptimizerSettings in Campaign allows you to use the Budget Optimizer

    The new AdService: Provides improved functionality over CreativeService and will eventually replace it. More specifically, it enables the creation and management of new ad formats such as Local Business Ads and Mobile Ads.

    Check Creatives and Criteria: Three new methods to check creatives and criteria

    AdWords Terms & Conditions Must Be Accepted: A requirement has been added that all targeted AdWords accounts must have agreed to past and current AdWords Terms & Conditions

Warning: Fields Have Been Re-Ordered

    In general, the order of fields in an object constructor may be taken from their order in the WSDL. In v8, the order of many WSDL fields changed and so the order of any generated object constructors may change.


    Per our versioning policy, V7 will be supported for four months from today, at which time it will be turned off. Therefore, please make sure that you upgrade to V8 before May 21, 2007.

And as with every new version, we strongly urge you to review the Release Notes section of the Developer’s Guide.

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing