Graph API Version

Ad Account, Ad Campaigns

The ad campaigns associated with a given ad account.

On May 1, 2018 with the release of Marketing API 3.0 we will remove kpi_custom_conversion_id, kpi_type, and kpi_results.

Reading

Campaigns under this account

Example

Graph API Explorer
GET /v4.0/{ad-account-id}/campaigns HTTP/1.1
Host: graph.facebook.com
/* PHP SDK v5.0.0 */
/* make the API call */
try {
  // Returns a `Facebook\FacebookResponse` object
  $response = $fb->get(
    '/{ad-account-id}/campaigns',
    '{access-token}'
  );
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookResponseException $e) {
  echo 'Graph returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookSDKException $e) {
  echo 'Facebook SDK returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
}
$graphNode = $response->getGraphNode();
/* handle the result */
/* make the API call */
FB.api(
    "/{ad-account-id}/campaigns",
    function (response) {
      if (response && !response.error) {
        /* handle the result */
      }
    }
);
/* make the API call */
new GraphRequest(
    AccessToken.getCurrentAccessToken(),
    "/{ad-account-id}/campaigns",
    null,
    HttpMethod.GET,
    new GraphRequest.Callback() {
        public void onCompleted(GraphResponse response) {
            /* handle the result */
        }
    }
).executeAsync();
// For more complex open graph stories, use `FBSDKShareAPI`
// with `FBSDKShareOpenGraphContent`
/* make the API call */
FBSDKGraphRequest *request = [[FBSDKGraphRequest alloc]
                               initWithGraphPath:@"/{ad-account-id}/campaigns"
                                      parameters:params
                                      HTTPMethod:@"GET"];
[request startWithCompletionHandler:^(FBSDKGraphRequestConnection *connection,
                                      id result,
                                      NSError *error) {
    // Handle the result
}];
If you want to learn how to use the Graph API, read our Using Graph API guide.

Parameters

ParameterDescription
date_preset
enum{today, yesterday, this_month, last_month, this_quarter, lifetime, last_3d, last_7d, last_14d, last_28d, last_30d, last_90d, last_week_mon_sun, last_week_sun_sat, last_quarter, last_year, this_week_mon_today, this_week_sun_today, this_year}

Predefine date range used to aggregate insights metrics

effective_status
list<enum{ACTIVE, PAUSED, DELETED, PENDING_REVIEW, DISAPPROVED, PREAPPROVED, PENDING_BILLING_INFO, CAMPAIGN_PAUSED, ARCHIVED, ADSET_PAUSED, IN_PROCESS, WITH_ISSUES}>
Default value: Array

effective status for the campaigns

include_drafts
boolean

include_drafts

is_completed
boolean

SELF_EXPLANATORY

time_range
{'since':YYYY-MM-DD,'until':YYYY-MM-DD}

Date range used to aggregate insights metrics

since
datetime

A date in the format of "YYYY-MM-DD", which means from the beginning midnight of that day.

until
datetime

A date in the format of "YYYY-MM-DD", which means to the beginning midnight of the following day.

use_employee_draft
boolean

use_employee_draft

Fields

Reading from this edge will return a JSON formatted result:

{ "data": [], "paging": {}, "summary": {} }

data

A list of AdCampaignGroup nodes.

paging

For more details about pagination, see the Graph API guide.

summary

Aggregated information about the edge, such as counts. Specify the fields to fetch in the summary param (like summary=insights).

FieldDescription
insights

Analytics summary for all objects

total_count
unsigned int32

Total number of objects

Validation Rules

ErrorDescription
100Invalid parameter
200Permissions error
80000There have been too many calls from this ad-account. Wait a bit and try again. For more info, please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/overview/rate-limiting.
278Reading advertisements requires an access token with the extended permission ads_read
80004There have been too many calls to this ad-account. Wait a bit and try again. For more info, please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/overview/rate-limiting.
1150An unknown error occurred.

Creating

You can make a POST request to campaigns edge from the following paths:
When posting to this edge, a Campaign will be created.

Example

Graph API Explorer
POST /v4.0/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns HTTP/1.1
Host: graph.facebook.com

name=My+campaign&objective=LINK_CLICKS&status=PAUSED
/* PHP SDK v5.0.0 */
/* make the API call */
try {
  // Returns a `Facebook\FacebookResponse` object
  $response = $fb->post(
    '/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns',
    array (
      'name' => 'My campaign',
      'objective' => 'LINK_CLICKS',
      'status' => 'PAUSED',
    ),
    '{access-token}'
  );
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookResponseException $e) {
  echo 'Graph returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookSDKException $e) {
  echo 'Facebook SDK returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
}
$graphNode = $response->getGraphNode();
/* handle the result */
/* make the API call */
FB.api(
    "/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns",
    "POST",
    {
        "name": "My campaign",
        "objective": "LINK_CLICKS",
        "status": "PAUSED"
    },
    function (response) {
      if (response && !response.error) {
        /* handle the result */
      }
    }
);
Bundle params = new Bundle();
params.putString("name", "My campaign");
params.putString("objective", "LINK_CLICKS");
params.putString("status", "PAUSED");
/* make the API call */
new GraphRequest(
    AccessToken.getCurrentAccessToken(),
    "/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns",
    params,
    HttpMethod.POST,
    new GraphRequest.Callback() {
        public void onCompleted(GraphResponse response) {
            /* handle the result */
        }
    }
).executeAsync();
// For more complex open graph stories, use `FBSDKShareAPI`
// with `FBSDKShareOpenGraphContent`
NSDictionary *params = @{
  @"name": @"My campaign",
  @"objective": @"LINK_CLICKS",
  @"status": @"PAUSED",
};
/* make the API call */
FBSDKGraphRequest *request = [[FBSDKGraphRequest alloc]
                               initWithGraphPath:@"/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns"
                                      parameters:params
                                      HTTPMethod:@"POST"];
[request startWithCompletionHandler:^(FBSDKGraphRequestConnection *connection,
                                      id result,
                                      NSError *error) {
    // Handle the result
}];
curl -X POST \
     -d "name=My+campaign" \
     -d "objective=LINK_CLICKS" \
     -d "status=PAUSED" \
        https://graph.facebook.com/v4.0/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns
If you want to learn how to use the Graph API, read our Using Graph API guide.

Parameters

ParameterDescription
adlabels
list<Object>

Ad Labels associated with this campaign

bid_strategy
enum{LOWEST_COST_WITHOUT_CAP, LOWEST_COST_WITH_BID_CAP, TARGET_COST}

Choose bid strategy for this campaign to suit your specific business goals. Each strategy has tradeoffs and may be available for certain optimization_goals:
LOWEST_COST_WITHOUT_CAP: Designed to get the most results for your budget based on your ad set optimization_goal without limiting your bid amount. This is the best strategy if you care most about cost efficiency. However with this strategy it may be harder to get stable average costs as you spend. This strategy is also known as automatic bidding. Learn more in Ads Help Center, About bid strategies: Lowest cost.
LOWEST_COST_WITH_BID_CAP: Designed to get the most results for your budget based on your ad set optimization_goal while limiting actual bid to your specified amount. With a bid cap you have more control over your cost per actual optimization event. However if you set a limit which is too low you may get less ads delivery. If you select this, you must provide a bid cap in the bid_amount field for each ad set in this ad campaign. Note: during creation this is the default bid strategy if you don't specify. This strategy is also known as manual maximum-cost bidding. Learn more in Ads Help Center, About bid strategies: Lowest cost.
TARGET_COST: Maintains a stable average cost based on your optimization_goal as you raise your campaign budget. Select this strategy if you care most about maintaining stable average costs for your ads. However, note this strategy may be less cost-efficient than the lowest cost strategy. If you select this, you must provide a target cost in the bid_amount field for each ad set in this ad campaign. Target cost bid strategy is also known as manual average-cost bidding. Learn more in Ads Help Center, About bid strategies: Target cost.
Note: If you do not enable campaign budget optimization, you should set bid_strategy at ad set level.

budget_rebalance_flag
boolean

Whether to automatically rebalance budgets daily for all the adsets under this campaign.

buying_type
string
Default value: AUCTION

This field will help Facebook make optimizations to delivery, pricing, and limits. All ad sets in this campaign must match the buying type. Possible values are:
AUCTION (default)
RESERVED (for reach and frequency ads).

daily_budget
int64

Daily budget of this campaign. All adsets under this campaign will share this budget. You can either set budget at the campaign level or at the adset level, not both.

execution_options
list<enum{validate_only, include_recommendations}>
Default value: Set

An execution setting
validate_only: when this option is specified, the API call will not perform the mutation but will run through the validation rules against values of each field.
include_recommendations: this option cannot be used by itself. When this option is used, recommendations for ad object's configuration will be included. A separate section recommendations will be included in the response, but only if recommendations for this specification exist.
If the call passes validation or review, response will be {"success": true}. If the call does not pass, an error will be returned with more details. These options can be used to improve any UI to display errors to the user much sooner, e.g. as soon as a new value is typed into any field corresponding to this ad object, rather than at the upload/save stage, or after review.

iterative_split_test_configs
list<Object>

Array of Iterative Split Test Configs created under this campaign .

lifetime_budget
int64

Lifetime budget of this campaign. All adsets under this campaign will share this budget. You can either set budget at the campaign level or at the adset level, not both.

name
string

Name for this campaign

Supports Emoji
objective
enum{APP_INSTALLS, BRAND_AWARENESS, CONVERSIONS, EVENT_RESPONSES, LEAD_GENERATION, LINK_CLICKS, LOCAL_AWARENESS, MESSAGES, OFFER_CLAIMS, PAGE_LIKES, POST_ENGAGEMENT, PRODUCT_CATALOG_SALES, REACH, VIDEO_VIEWS}

Campaign's objective. If it is specified the API will validate that any ads created under the campaign match that objective.
Currently, with BRAND_AWARENESS objective, all creatives should be either only images or only videos, not mixed.

promoted_object
Object

The object this campaign is promoting across all its ads. Only product_catalog_id is used at the ad set level.

application_id
int

The ID of a Facebook Application. Usually related to mobile or canvas games being promoted on Facebook for installs or engagement

pixel_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of a Facebook conversion pixel. Used with offsite conversion campaigns.

custom_event_type
enum{RATE, TUTORIAL_COMPLETION, CONTACT, CUSTOMIZE_PRODUCT, DONATE, FIND_LOCATION, SCHEDULE, START_TRIAL, SUBMIT_APPLICATION, SUBSCRIBE, ADD_TO_CART, ADD_TO_WISHLIST, INITIATED_CHECKOUT, ADD_PAYMENT_INFO, PURCHASE, LEAD, COMPLETE_REGISTRATION, CONTENT_VIEW, SEARCH, SERVICE_BOOKING_REQUEST, MESSAGING_CONVERSATION_STARTED_7D, LEVEL_ACHIEVED, ACHIEVEMENT_UNLOCKED, SPENT_CREDITS, LISTING_INTERACTION, D2_RETENTION, D7_RETENTION, OTHER}

The event from an App Event of a mobile app, (Purchase, Lead or CompleteRegistration) event from Offline Conversion data, or tag of an conversion pixel.

object_store_url
URL

The uri of the mobile / digital store where an application can be bought / downloaded. This is platform specific. When combined with the "application_id" this uniquely specifies an object which can be the subject of a Facebook advertising campaign.

offer_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of an Offer from a Facebook Page.

page_id
Page ID

The ID of a Facebook Page

product_catalog_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of a Product Catalog. Used with Dynamic Product Ads.

product_item_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of the product item.

instagram_profile_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of the instagram profile id.

product_set_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of a Product Set within an Ad Set level Product Catalog. Used with Dynamic Product Ads.

event_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of a Facebook Event

offline_conversion_data_set_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of the offline dataset.

fundraiser_campaign_id
numeric string or integer

The ID of the fundraiser campaign.

source_campaign_id
numeric string or integer

source_campaign_id

spend_cap
int64

A spend cap for the campaign, such that it will not spend more than this cap. Defined as integer value of subunit in your currency with a minimum value of $100 USD (or approximate local equivalent). Set the value to 922337203685478 to remove the spend cap. Not available for Reach and Frequency or Premium Self Serve campaigns

status
enum{ACTIVE, PAUSED, DELETED, ARCHIVED}

Only ACTIVE and PAUSED are valid during creation. Other statuses can be used for update. If it is set to PAUSED, its active child objects will be paused and have an effective status CAMPAIGN_PAUSED.

topline_id
numeric string or integer

Topline ID

upstream_events
dictionary { string : <dictionary { string : <string> }> }

Upstream events

Return Type

This endpoint supports read-after-write and will read the node represented by id in the return type.
Struct {
id: numeric string,
success: bool,
}

Validation Rules

ErrorDescription
100Invalid parameter
200Permissions error
80004There have been too many calls to this ad-account. Wait a bit and try again. For more info, please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/overview/rate-limiting.
294Managing advertisements requires an access token with the extended permission for ads_management

Updating

You can't perform this operation on this endpoint.

Deleting

You can dissociate a Campaign from an AdAccount by making a DELETE request to /act_{ad_account_id}/campaigns.

Parameters

ParameterDescription
before_date
datetime

Set a before date to delete campaigns before this date

delete_strategy
enum{DELETE_ANY, DELETE_OLDEST, DELETE_ARCHIVED_BEFORE}

Delete strategy

Required
object_count
integer

Object count

Return Type

Struct {
objects_left_to_delete_count: unsigned int32,
deleted_object_ids: List [
numeric string
],
}

Validation Rules

ErrorDescription
100Invalid parameter