Release Notes

This topic describes recent changes made to Version 9.1 of the Content API.

July 2017

This release includes the following changes:

  • Removed all references to version 9.0 from the document. Version 9.0 is no longer supported.

May 2017

This release includes the following changes:

  • The following Product fields are now required if the manufacturer assigns them.

    If the manufacturer assigns values for these fields, you must specify them in your offer. If you do not, BMC will accept the offer for now but will return a warning message in the response (see warnings). You should update your code at your earliest convenience to begin providing this information.

  • If you do not specify the brand, gtin, or mpn fields, you must set the identifierExists field to false. It's default is true.

  • Added the warnings field to the BatchItemError object.

March 2017

This release includes the following changes:

  • Updated the documentation to reflect that your BMC store and catalogs are automatically enabled to use the Content API. You no longer have to use the Bing Ads web application to enable your store and catalogs to use the API.

February 2017

This release includes the following changes:

  • Updated the Product object's availability field to accept out of stock and preorder values. Only users in the pilot program may specify these values.

September 2016

This release includes the following changes:

  • Added the promotionId field to the Product object. You use the promotion ID to associate a product offer with a promotion in your Promotions feed.
  • Updated the price and saleprice fields of the Product object to allow a minimum price of 0.0 (zero) under certain conditions. Previously, the minimum price allowed was 0.01 (1 cent).

December 2015

For information about the changes to the Content API services included in this release, see the following section.

Catalogs Management Resource

This release introduces the catalogs resource.

For an overview and reference information about the catalogs resource see the topic Catalogs Management Resource. Code examples will be available in a forthcoming release.

October 2015

For information about the changes to the Content API services included in this release, see the following sections.

Status Resource

This release introduces the status resource.

For an overview and reference information about the status resource see the topic Catalog Status Resource.

For an example of using the status resource in code see the topic Catalog Status Resource Code Examples.

Documentation Reorganization

The Content API was previously documented as "Version 1" and "Version 2". To make the Bing Ads API documentation consistent, the version number used in documentation has been changed to use the version in the URI.

April 2015

For information about the changes to the Content API services included in this release, see the following sections.

Products Resource

The April 2015 release updated the products resource to version 9.1.

Version 9 (previously version 1) of the products resource will be deprecated. Use version 9.1.

Version 9.1 of the Content API's products resource was previously documented as version 2. Products Resource