Hi there,

sorry for reviving this old thread, but I just now experienced the same 

Third-party ads are being returned in the AD_PERFORMANCE_REPORT with ad 
type THIRD_PARTY_REDIRECT_AD, but cannot be retrieved when using the 

The ads in question are third party ads from Google's DoubleClick Campaign 
Manager (DCM, formerly DFA), and as far as I know they are not deprecated 
in Adwords. At least there's nothing in the documentation that says 
so: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/94230.

Are there any plans to make these ads accessible through the SOAP API, or 
will they just be visible in the reports?

Thanks & best regards,

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10:06:56 PM UTC+2, Anash P. Oommen (AdWords 
API Team) wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> If the service is not returning the details right now, there might not be 
> a way to get the details for this Ad from the API. Just so I can confirm, 
> could you pls share the AdId and AdGroupId?
> Cheers,
> Anash
> On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:54:08 PM UTC-4, Ad-Juster Inc wrote:
>> Hi Anash,
>> There are two issues here:
>>  1) As you have described, then I would expect this to come back in the 
>> AdGroupAdService, which it does not. It comes back with 0 totalNumEntries 
>> when I specify a filter with the AdIds for these ads. To ensure that part 
>> of the code works, I've also specified AdIds that are of type TextAd and 
>> those objects are returned. 
>>  2) I do need the additional information. So having it return as a 
>> DeprecatedAd will not suffice. Is there any way I can pull the tag 
>> information through the API, or any other means?
>> Thanks!
>> Peter
>> On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:32:56 PM UTC-7, Anash P. Oommen (AdWords 
>> API Team) wrote:
>>> Hi Peter,
>>> I'm guessing that since the ad format was marked deprecated in 2011, you 
>>> should be able to retrieve this entry as a DeprecatedAd (meaning you'd get 
>>> the ID, but not any additional details).
>>> Cheers,
>>> Anash
>>> On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:22:00 PM UTC-4, Ad-Juster Inc wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I don't believe it is a ThirdPartyRedirectAd, but I could be mistaken. 
>>>> In the User Interface, the Ad type is listed as "Third party ad". 
>>>> Would you classify this as a ThirdPartyRedirectAd?
>>>> As far as being supported in AdxBuyer accounts: Does this affect only 
>>>> the API? These ads appear in the Ad Performance reports pulled through the 
>>>> API and the ads also show up in the UI so they appear to be supported for 
>>>> the account. They only do not show up in the API call to AdGroupAdService 
>>>> to retrieve the list of ads.
>>>> What other information I can provide to you to help with your diagnosis?
>>>> Peter
>>>> On Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:16:49 AM UTC-7, Anash P. Oommen 
>>>> (AdWords API Team) wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> Just wondering, are you referring to ThirdPartyRedirectAd 
>>>>> <https://developers.google.com/adwords/api/docs/reference/v201502/AdGroupAdService.ThirdPartyRedirectAd>?
>>>>> I think they are supported only in AdxBuyer accounts?
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Anash P. Oommen,
>>>>> AdWords API Advisor.
>>>>> On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:23:36 PM UTC-4, Ad-Juster Inc wrote:
>>>>>> This is similar to the following post from 2011: 
>>>>>> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/adwords-api/adgroupadservice$20third$20party/adwords-api/PLHUMGqSiS4/XT7YFg4XRfQJ
>>>>>> The post states that the ad type was deprecated in 2011 and yet they 
>>>>>> still exist in 2015, so I am hoping since they didn't go away, there is 
>>>>>> a 
>>>>>> way to retrieve them programmatically, and I am merely missing some 
>>>>>> mundane 
>>>>>> detail.
>>>>>> We are trying to pull Ad objects of type "Third party ad" through the 
>>>>>> API using the AdGroupAdService endpoint but are getting a response with 
>>>>>> an 
>>>>>> empty list(<totalNumEntries>0</totalNumEntries>). However, the ads do 
>>>>>> show 
>>>>>> up in the AD_PERFORMANCE_REPORT so the entries should be returned. We 
>>>>>> are 
>>>>>> ultimately trying to pull the ad tag information that was trafficked 
>>>>>> into 
>>>>>> the ads.
>>>>>> Please let me know if what I am trying to accomplish is possible 
>>>>>> through the API for this ad type, and if not, what alternatives I have 
>>>>>> to 
>>>>>> programmatically pull this information out of adwords.
>>>>>> Thank you for your help!

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