DeleteCampaignCriterions Service Operation - Campaign Management

Deletes one or more campaign criterions.

Request Elements

The DeleteCampaignCriterionsRequest object defines the body and header elements of the service operation request. The elements must be in the same order as shown in the Request SOAP.

Request Body Elements

Element Description Data Type
CampaignCriterionIds A list of unique system identifiers corresponding to the campaign criterions that you want to delete.

You can include up to 100 campaign criterion identifiers per request.
long array
CampaignId The identifier of the campaign that owns the criterions to delete. long
CriterionType The type of criterion to delete, for example Webpage. You can specify only one criterion type value per call.

To add, delete, or update target criterions i.e., age, day and time, device, gender, location, location intent, and radius criterions, you must specify the CriterionType value as Targets. You can add, delete, and update multiple target criterion types in the same operation. To retrieve these target criterions via GetCampaignCriterionsByIds you must request the specific type individually i.e., Age, DayTime, Device, Gender, Location, LocationIntent, and Radius.

Request Header Elements

Element Description Data Type
AuthenticationToken The OAuth access token that represents a Microsoft Account user who has permissions to Bing Ads accounts. string
CustomerAccountId The identifier of the account that owns the entities in the request. This header element must have the same value as the AccountId body element when both are required. string
CustomerId The identifier of the customer that contains and owns the account. If you manage an account of another customer, you should use that customer ID instead of your own customer ID. string
DeveloperToken The developer token used to access the Bing Ads API. string
Password The Bing Ads managed user's sign-in password. string
UserName The Bing Ads managed user's sign-in name. You must not set this element to a Microsoft account or email address. string


The UserName and Password header elements are deprecated. In future versions of the API, Bing Ads will transition exclusively to Microsoft Account (email address) authentication. For more information, see Authentication with OAuth. UserName and Password are still required for Bing Ads managed credentials, but they are not applicable for Microsoft account authentication. To authenticate a Microsoft account, use the AuthenticationToken] header instead of UserName and Password.


The CustomerAccountId and CustomerId are required for most service operations, and as a best practice you should always specify them in the request.

Response Elements

The DeleteCampaignCriterionsResponse object defines the body and header elements of the service operation response. The elements are returned in the same order as shown in the Response SOAP.

Response Body Elements

Element Description Data Type
IsMigrated Indicates whether or not the campaign where you deleted target criterions previously shared target criterions with another campaign or ad group. In that case this operation migrates the shared target associations and assigns new campaign criterion IDs.

If this value is true and if you already have criterion IDs for targets such as age, day and time, device, gender, and location, then you should replace those IDs with all of the new IDs returned by the GetCampaignCriterionsByIds operation (specify TargetCriterions as the CriterionType). You only need to sync target criterion IDs, and this is not applicable for other criterion types such as webpage criterions.
PartialErrors An array of BatchError objects that contain details for any request items that were not successful.

The list of errors do not correspond directly to the list of items in the request. The list can be empty if there were no errors, or can include one or more error objects corresponding to each unsuccessful list item in the request.
BatchError array

Response Header Elements

Element Description Data Type
TrackingId The identifier of the log entry that contains the details of the API call. string

Request SOAP

The following template shows the order of the body and header elements for the SOAP request.

<s:Envelope xmlns:i="" xmlns:s="">
  <s:Header xmlns="">
    <Action mustUnderstand="1">DeleteCampaignCriterions</Action>
    <ApplicationToken i:nil="false">ValueHere</ApplicationToken>
    <AuthenticationToken i:nil="false">ValueHere</AuthenticationToken>
    <CustomerAccountId i:nil="false">ValueHere</CustomerAccountId>
    <CustomerId i:nil="false">ValueHere</CustomerId>
    <DeveloperToken i:nil="false">ValueHere</DeveloperToken>
    <Password i:nil="false">ValueHere</Password>
    <UserName i:nil="false">ValueHere</UserName>
    <DeleteCampaignCriterionsRequest xmlns="">
      <CampaignCriterionIds i:nil="false" xmlns:a1="">

Response SOAP

The following template shows the order of the body and header elements for the SOAP response.

<s:Envelope xmlns:s="">
  <s:Header xmlns="">
    <TrackingId d3p1:nil="false" xmlns:d3p1="">ValueHere</TrackingId>
    <DeleteCampaignCriterionsResponse xmlns="">
      <PartialErrors d4p1:nil="false" xmlns:d4p1="">
        <BatchError d4p1:type="-- derived type specified here with the appropriate prefix --">
          <Details d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</Details>
          <ErrorCode d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</ErrorCode>
          <FieldPath d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</FieldPath>
          <ForwardCompatibilityMap xmlns:e164="" d4p1:nil="false">
              <e164:key d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</e164:key>
              <e164:value d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</e164:value>
          <Message d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</Message>
          <Type d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</Type>
          <!--These fields are applicable if the derived type attribute is set to EditorialError-->
          <Appealable d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</Appealable>
          <DisapprovedText d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</DisapprovedText>
          <Location d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</Location>
          <PublisherCountry d4p1:nil="false">ValueHere</PublisherCountry>

Code Syntax

The example syntax can be used with Bing Ads SDKs. See Bing Ads Code Examples for more examples.

public async Task<DeleteCampaignCriterionsResponse> DeleteCampaignCriterionsAsync(
    IList<long> campaignCriterionIds,
    long campaignId,
    CampaignCriterionType criterionType)
    var request = new DeleteCampaignCriterionsRequest
        CampaignCriterionIds = campaignCriterionIds,
        CampaignId = campaignId,
        CriterionType = criterionType

    return (await CampaignManagementService.CallAsync((s, r) => s.DeleteCampaignCriterionsAsync(r), request));
static DeleteCampaignCriterionsResponse deleteCampaignCriterions(
    ArrayOflong campaignCriterionIds,
    java.lang.Long campaignId,
    ArrayList<CampaignCriterionType> criterionType) throws RemoteException, Exception
    DeleteCampaignCriterionsRequest request = new DeleteCampaignCriterionsRequest();


    return CampaignManagementService.getService().deleteCampaignCriterions(request);
static function DeleteCampaignCriterions(

    $GLOBALS['Proxy'] = $GLOBALS['CampaignManagementProxy'];

    $request = new DeleteCampaignCriterionsRequest();

    $request->CampaignCriterionIds = $campaignCriterionIds;
    $request->CampaignId = $campaignId;
    $request->CriterionType = $criterionType;

    return $GLOBALS['CampaignManagementProxy']->GetService()->DeleteCampaignCriterions($request);


Service: CampaignManagementService.svc v11