Help wanted, collection_size_error TOO_FEW when creating adGroupAds

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Adam Genshaft

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Jul 3, 2022, 12:35:08 PMJul 3
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I'm sending this object:

{
    "status": "ENABLED",
    "resource_name": "customers/1310914546/adGroupAds/138411489117~-1",
    "ad": {
        "name": "Image ad1656865946261",
        "final_urls": [
            "https://www.sobelifestylegroup.com/?retarget=1&utm_source=retarget&utm_medium=GG&utm_campaign="
        ],
        "responsive_display_ad": {
            "business_name": "Sobe Lifestyle Group",
            "headline": "So Be It",
            "long_headline": {
                "text": "So Be It"
            },
            "descriptions": [
                {
                    "text": "Reserve your next Miami vacation with the most trusted concierge service in Miami."
                }
            ],
            "marketing_images": [
                {
                    "asset": "customers/1310914546/assets/43047554250"
                }
            ],
            "square_marketing_images": [
                {
                    "asset": "customers/1310914546/assets/43017270794"
                }
            ]
        }
    }
}

And I recieve this response:

{
  "errors": [
    {
      "error_code": {
        "collection_size_error": "TOO_FEW"
      },
      "message": "Too few.",
      "location": {
        "field_path_elements": [
          {
            "field_name": "operations",
            "index": 0
          },
          {
            "field_name": "create"
          },
          {
            "field_name": "ad"
          },
          {
            "field_name": "responsive_display_ad"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ],
  "request_id": "mgwfdaAiCjDqvtX71qFfSQ"
}

Any idea why?

Google Ads API Forum Advisor

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Jul 4, 2022, 3:48:09 AMJul 4
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Hi Adam,

Thank you for raising your concern to my team.

Upon checking the API request, I can see that it already met the minimum requirements for creating responsive display ads. With this, allow me to raise the issue to my team to further check why the error occurs. Rest assured that we will provide updates when it becomes available.

Regards,
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Ernie John
Google Ads API Team
 


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Google Ads API Forum Advisor

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Jul 4, 2022, 9:06:15 AMJul 4
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Hi Adam,

Thanks for your patience.

Our team sees that you’re using AdGroupAdService to create ads, and specified a resource name with -1 in the path as resource name. 

Note that specifying -1 in the resource name is intended only for Batch Job and GoogleAdsService.Mutate as they support temporary resource names that can be referenced later on in the same request. If you have set using AdGroupAdService without using batch job or Mutate, then you may need to avoid using temporary resource names to avoid any error.

Could you please confirm this? If you’re indeed using Batch Job or GoogleAdsService.Mutate, then you may provide us privately with the complete logs in the format of the request as seen in their respective links.

Regards,

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Yasar
Google Ads API Team
 


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Adam Genshaft

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Jul 10, 2022, 5:02:11 PMJul 10
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Confirmed! Removing the resource_name and adding an ad_group instead worked. However, I had more similar errors downstream that I had to tinker through.

Google Ads API Forum Advisor

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Jul 10, 2022, 11:51:21 PMJul 10
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Hi Adam,

I am Sherwin from Google Ads API. I hope that you are doing well today.

Thank you for confirming Adam. I am glad that Yasar's recommendation works for you. For the errors that you still encounter, we will be glad to extend our hand to help you resolve it. Could you please share those errors that you still encounter to us by providing us the complete request and response logs with request ID and request header generated on your end? You can provide it via Reply privately to author option. If this option is not available, then send it instead on this email address googleadsa...@google.com. If you haven't enabled the logging yet, logging can be enabled by navigating to the Client libraries > Your client library (ex. Java) > Logging documentation, which you can access from this link.

Kind regards,
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Sherwin Vincent
Google Ads API Team
 


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