V5 Shutdown Period Extended 1 Week

Friday, January 26, 2007

We have extended the V5 shutdown deadline to Friday, February 2, 2007.

Therefore, please make sure you have migrated your applications to Version 6, 7 or 8 by February 2. You can find more information about the latest versions (including the release notes) at http://www.google.com/apis/adwords/developer/index.html.

-- Jon Diorio, Product Manager

FIXED: V8 CampaignService

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Thank you for all for your feedback and patience. We updated our v8 CampaignService WSDL to fix a client interoperability issue with nillable fields in the new budget optimizer settings. This is similar to a previous fix we made to help certain toolkits, such as .NET, work with nillable fields properly.

-- Jon Diorio,

Sandbox Maintenance - January 26

Monday, January 22, 2007

We will perform our regular refresh of the API Sandbox database on Friday, January 26 at approximately 3pm US Pacific Time. Therefore, the Sandbox will be unavailable for a few hours.

As a result of this database refresh, all Sandbox user and account data will be erased. Therefore, you will need to first make a request without including a clientEmail header (call getClientAccounts for example) to create your five Sandbox client accounts.

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing

Java & .NET Libraries Updated to Version 8

Friday, January 19, 2007

Please note, the AdWords API Java and .NET libraries have been updated for Version 8 (V8).

You can always find the latest versions at

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing

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

System Maintenance - January 13

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

We will be performing routine AdWords system maintenance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT on Saturday, January 13, 2007. While all AdWords advertisements will continue to run as normal, you may not be able to perform API operations during this maintenance period.

--Jon Diorio, Product Marketing

Unscheduled AdWords Maintenance – January 9

Monday, January 08, 2007

We will be performing unscheduled AdWords maintenance from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. US Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. While all AdWords advertisements will continue to run as normal, you may not be able to run or retrieve reports, upload image & video ads, or access the AdWords API Sandbox during this maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

--Jon Diorio, Product Marketing