Marketing API Version

Ad Set Copies

Create a duplicate ad set based on an existing one.

Reading

The copies of this ad set

Example

Graph API Explorer
GET /v3.0/{ad-set-id}/copies 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-set-id}/copies',
    '{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-set-id}/copies",
    function (response) {
      if (response && !response.error) {
        /* handle the result */
      }
    }
);
/* make the API call */
new GraphRequest(
    AccessToken.getCurrentAccessToken(),
    "/{ad-set-id}/copies",
    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-set-id}/copies"
                                      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

NameDescription
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}

Preset 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}>

Filter adsets by effective status

is_completed
boolean

Filter adsets by completed status

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

Time 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.

Fields

Reading from this edge will return a JSON formatted result:

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

data

A list of AdCampaign 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
272This Ads API call requires the user to be admin of the application

Creating

If you are coping an adset that already finished, the copy will be scheduled to start at the creation's time with the same duration of the original adset.

Asynchronous

This endpoint supports asynchronous batch requests, which enables you to send up to 50 requests in a single HTTP request. If you want to copy large amount of objects, you should use asynchronous batch request. To do so, set deep_copy to true, and you can copy the adset and all of its ads in one sub-request. For example if you have two adsets and each of them has 50 ads, you can copy 2 adsets and all their ads:

curl -F 'access_token=...'\
-F 'asyncbatch=[{ "method":"POST", "relative_url":"<ad-set-id>/copies", "name":"copy_adset_1","body":"deep_copy=true" },{ "method":"POST", "relative_url":"<ad-set-id>/copies", "name":"copy_adset_2","body":"deep_copy=true"}]' \
https://graph.facebook.com/<VERSION>
You can make a POST request to copies edge from the following paths:
When posting to this edge, an AdSet will be created.

Parameters

NameDescription
campaign_id
numeric string or integer

Single ID of a campaign to make parent of the copy. The copy inherits all campaign settings, such as budget from the parent.Ignore if you want to keep the copy under the original campaign parent.

deep_copy
boolean
Default value: false

Whether to copy all the child ads. Limits: the total number of children ads to copy should not exceed 3 for a synchronous call and 51 for an asynchronous call.

end_time
datetime

The end time of the set, e.g. 2015-03-12 23:59:59-07:00 or 2015-03-12 23:59:59 PDT. UTC UNIX timestamp. When creating a set with a daily budget, specify end_time=0 to set the set to be ongoing without end date. If not set, the copied adset will inherit the end time from the original set

rename_options
JSON or object-like arrays

Rename options

rename_strategy
enum {DEEP_RENAME, ONLY_TOP_LEVEL_RENAME, NO_RENAME}
Default value: ONLY_TOP_LEVEL_RENAME

DEEP_RENAME: will change this object's name and children's names in the copied object. ONLY_TOP_LEVEL_RENAME: will change the this object's name but won't change the children's name in the copied object. NO_RENAME: will change no name in the copied object

rename_suffix
string

A suffix to copy names. Defaults to null if not provided and appends a localized string of - Copy based on the ad account locale.

start_time
datetime

The start time of the set, e.g. 2015-03-12 23:59:59-07:00 or 2015-03-12 23:59:59 PDT. UTC UNIX timestamp. If not set, the copied adset will inherit the start time from the original set

status_option
enum {ACTIVE, PAUSED, INHERITED_FROM_SOURCE}
Default value: PAUSED

ACTIVE: the copied adset will have active status. PAUSED: the copied adset will have paused status. INHERITED_FROM_SOURCE: the copied adset will have the status from the original set.

Return Type

This endpoint supports read-after-write and will read the node represented by copied_adset_id in the return type.
Struct {
copied_adset_id: numeric string,
ad_object_ids: List [
Struct {
ad_object_type: enum {unique_adcreative, ad, ad_set, campaign, topline, ad_account},
source_id: numeric string,
copied_id: numeric string,
}
],
}

Validation Rules

ErrorDescription
100Invalid parameter
500Message contains banned content
200Permissions error
380There was a problem uploading your thumbnail file. Please try again.

Updating

You can't perform this operation on this endpoint.

Deleting

You can't perform this operation on this endpoint.