Operations limites per account or developer token?

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julian selser

Feb 2, 2023, 8:08:53 AMFeb 2
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Im looking at the following table of limits per access level:

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I've searched this group and the docs but cannot find a definitive answer, Is these operations limit per developer token or per account? It seems to indicate its a limit on the token but some operations are also metered per CID.

Can you confirm which is the case for the specific case of Search/SearchStream? Thanks!

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Feb 2, 2023, 2:17:42 PMFeb 2
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Hi julian, 

Thanks for reaching out to the Google Ads API Team. I hope you are doing well today.

With regards to your concern, as mentioned in the Access Levels and Permissible Use documentation, "The access level determines whether you can affect production accounts and the number of operations and requests that you can execute daily." 

For the question ”Are these operations limited per developer token or per account?”

>> Operations limits are per developer token, but there are other limits that are per accounts such as 1 QPS.

Please note that per access level indicates each limit on daily operations. If you are using test account access, you can apply for Basic access or Standard access, depending on the usage that you need.

You may also consider other Google API limits. For additional information, please see Rate limit or System Limits documentation.

For Search/SearchStream concern, you can use both in Basic and Standard access. Please note that Search can send multiple paginated requests to download the entire report while SearchStream sends a single request and initiates a persistent connection with the Google Ads API regardless of report size.

Most common REST methods found throughout the Google Ads API: the Search (and SearchStream) and Mutate methods. All services and their APIs are documented in the REST reference documentation.

Have a great day.


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