Ads API is incredibly slow at the moment


#1

Hi, I’ve noticed that the Ads API has been pretty sluggish today. I ran a query for a single campaign from June 20th - June 26th, and had to wait quite some time for a response (~ 30 minutes). This has been the case for all queries today. I was wondering if you are aware of this issue? I ran the mentioned query just yesterday and it concluded very quickly, which is why I’ve brought this up.

Additionally, a general issue I’ve noticed is the following:
It seems that if you create a query with a date-range outside the scope of the corresponding entity, the job takes much longer than if the range is within the scope. For example, consider a campaign with data from August 10th - August 15th. A query from Aug. 10 - 15 would run at a reasonable time, while a query from Aug 1 - 30 would take a much longer amount of time, even though the extra dates contain no additional data. I was wondering if this is to be expected, or if this is potentially an issue with implementation?

Thanks!


Ads API is incredibly slow
#2

Yes, we’re aware of this issue and are working to resolve. Thanks for the message, @yuvaldevsf.


#3

Thanks @juanshishido!

Any idea about the second part of my question, regarding the date-range queries greatly differing in response time?

Edit: I’ll create a new issue report for this since it’s off-topic.


#4

No worries, @yuvaldevsf.

Processing times depend on and are affected by many factors—some related to the request itself (e.g., requesting more or less data) and others related to load—so it’s difficult isolate.

Could you please describe how you and your team make asynchronous stats requests? For example, noting:

  • how often you make requests
  • how you choose which entities to make requests for
  • how you select date ranges
  • how you manage the number of requests you make
  • etc

Thanks!


Certain date-range queries seem to take an unnecessarily long time
#5