Prepare for Deprecation of Version 7 and Migration from Metro to DMA® Targeting


This is a reminder about two breaking changes coming in April 2013.

  • Bing Ads API Version 7 Sunset
  • Metro Target Deprecation

Bing Ads Version 7 Sunset

The Bing Ads API Version 7 is scheduled to sunset as early as the first week of April 2013. You must migrate your application to version 8 before the sunset date. Failing to go through migration will cause your application to stop working when the services are removed. For information about what’s changed from version 7 to version 8, see Migrating from Bing Ads API Version 7 to Version 8. To test your migrated application, use the Bing Ads API sandbox. For more information about using the sandbox, see Sandbox. Please reach out to support and forums if you have any questions or concerns.

For more information, see this blog post.

Metro Target Deprecation

Bing Ads is migrating to DMA® targets and deprecating the metro target strings. Code to new DMA® and city location strings before April 2013. Visit this MSDN link where you can download an XML document that contains the DMA® geographical location targeting codes. Note that both city and metro strings need to be updated. We plan to end support for the old metro and city API strings in April 2013.

For more information, see this blog post.

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