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UserData Enforcement in Google Ads API

Tags: api google
DATE POSTED:October 13, 2021
On January 10, 2022, the maximum number of user_identifers set in a UserData object will be reduced from 100,000 to 20. This is to clarify that each set should represent a single user.

The table below illustrates uploading UserData for two users (John Doe and Max Mustermann), each of whom has two email addresses.




Correct usage
operations: {
create: {
user_identifiers {
hashed_email: hash(“[email protected]”)
},
user_identifiers {
hashed_email: hash(“[email protected]”)
}
}
}
operations: {
create: {
user_identifiers {
hashed_email: hash(“[email protected]”)
},
user_identifiers {
hashed_email: hash(“[email protected]”)
}
}
}
Incorrect usage
operations: {
create: {
user_identifiers {
hashed_email: hash(“[email protected]”)
},
user_identifiers {
hashed_email: hash(“[email protected]”)
},
user_identifiers {
hashed_email: hash(“[email protected]”)
},
user_identifiers {
hashed_email: hash(“[email protected]”)
}
}
}

UserData is used for Customer Match and store sales uploads. In a given create/remove UserData operation, each set of user_identifiers should be for a single user.

Note that the same total amount of data can be sent in a single request, but each set of user_identifiers must represent a single person.

If the number of user_identifiers for a single set exceeds the new limit of 20, a TOO_MANY_USER_IDENTIFIERS error will be generated.

This will be applied to the two Google Ads API methods that provide UserData uploads:
If you have any questions or need additional help, contact us via the forum. , Google Ads API Team
Tags: api google