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This method clones (makes a copy of) the specified campaign's campaign criterion. The campaign criterion is a container for the fields that define the criteria for a rule-based campaign.

To clone a campaign, supply the campaign_id as a path parameter in your call. There is no request payload.

The ID of the newly-cloned campaign is returned in the Location response header.

Call getCampaigns to retrieve a seller's current campaign IDs.

Requirement: In order to clone a campaign, the campaignStatus must be ENDED and the campaign must define a set of selection rules (it must be a rules-based campaign).

Note: This method only applies to the Cost Per Sale (CPS) funding model; it does not apply to the Cost Per Click (CPC) funding model. See Funding Models in the Promoted Listings Playbook for more information.


Resource URI


This method is supported in Sandbox environment. To access the endpoint, just replace the root URI with

URI parameters

campaign_idstringThis path parameter specifies the unique eBay-assigned identifier of the ad campaign being cloned.

Use the getCampaigns method to retrieve campaign IDs.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

The table below shows additional HTTP request headers that are either required, conditionally required, or strongly recommended for this method. Other standard HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page (not in this table) can also be used, but they are optional.

Content-TypestringThis header indicates the format of the request body provided by the client. Its value should be set to application/json.

For more information, refer to HTTP request headers.

Occurrence: Required

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

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Request fields

Input container/fieldTypeDescription

A seller-defined name for the newly-cloned campaign. This value must be unique for the seller.

You can use any alphanumeric characters in the name, except the less than (<) or greater than (>) characters.

Max length: 80 characters

Occurrence: Required


The date and time the campaign ends, in UTC format (yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ssZ). If this field is omitted, the campaign will have no defined end date, and will not end until the seller makes a decision to end the campaign with an endCampaign call, or if they update the campaign at a later time with an end date.

Occurrence: Optional


This container includes parameters that define an ad campaign funding strategy. The set of seller-configurable parameters depends on the selected fundingModel value.

Occurrence: Required


This field is used to set the ad rate strategy for a Cost Per Sale (CPS) campaign.

The default value for this field is FIXED. If this field is omitted, the default value will be used.

Note: This field is not applicable for Cost Per Click (CPC) or Offsite Ads campaigns.

Occurrence: Conditional


Indicates the bidding strategy for an onsite Cost Per Click (CPC) campaign that uses manual targeting.

Note: This field is not applicable for smart targeting campaigns.
Valid values are:


    When using a fixed bidding strategy, sellers manually assign and adjust keyword bids for the CPC campaign.

    When using a dynamic bidding strategy, eBay manages the campaign's keyword bids and automatically updates them daily to the suggested bid.

    Note: For a CPC campaign using dynamic bidding, sellers can continue to manually add keywords for the campaign, but they are no longer able to manually adjust their associated bid values. In order to manually adjust bid values, sellers must use the FIXED bidding strategy.

Default value: FIXED

Occurrence: Optional


The user-defined bid percentage (also known as the ad rate) sets the level that eBay increases the visibility in search results for the associated listing. The higher the bidPercentage value, the more eBay promotes the listing.

The value specified here is also used to calculate the Promoted Listings fee. This percentage value is multiplied by the final sales price to determine the fee.

The Promoted Listings fee is determined at the time the transaction completes and the seller is assessed the fee only when an item sells through a Promoted Listings ad campaign.

The bidPercentage is a single precision value that is guided by the following rules:

  • These values are valid:
       4.1,    5.0,    5.5, ...
  • These values are not valid:
       0.01,    10.75,    99.99,
       and so on.
This is the default bid percentage for the campaigns using the Cost Per Sale (CPS) funding model, and this value will be overridden by any ads in the campaign that have their own set bid percentages.

If a bid percentage is not provided for an ad, eBay uses the default bid percentage of the associated campaign.

Note:This field is only relevant for campaigns that use the CPS funding model and a fixed ad rate. It is not used for campaigns that use the Cost Per Click (CPC) funding model and should not be provided when the selected adRateStrategy for the campaign is dynamic.

Note: This field has a minimum value of 2.0 and a maximum value of 100.0.

Occurrence: Conditional

fundingStrategy.bidPreferencesarray of BidPreference

This container indicates the bidding preferences of the campaign, such as the maximum CPC amount.

Note: This container is only applicable for smart targeting campaigns.
This container is required if the user wants to create a Smart Targeting campaign.

Occurrence: Conditional


The maximum amount for which the eBay suggested bid can be adjusted. This value represents the most a seller is willing to pay for each click on their ad. The adjusted bid will never exceed this amount.

This field is required for smart targeting campaigns.

Note: The maximum cost-per-click has a minimum value of 0.02 and a maximum value of 100.

Occurrence: Conditional


The allocated maximum CPC amount for a smart targeting campaign.

Both the currency and amount must be specified when allocating the Max CPC.

Occurrence: Optional


The base currency applied to the value field to establish a monetary amount.

The currency is represented as a 3-letter ISO 4217 currency code. For example, the code for the Canadian Dollar is CAD

Occurrence: Conditional


The monetary amount in the specified currency.

Required in the amount type.

Occurrence: Conditional

fundingStrategy.dynamicAdRatePreferencesarray of DynamicAdRatePreference

A field that indicates whether a single, user-defined bid percentage (also known as the ad rate) should be used, or whether eBay should automatically adjust listings to maintain the daily suggested bid percentage.

Note: Dynamic adjustment is only applicable when the adRateStrategy is set to DYNAMIC This field is not applicable for Offsite Ads campaigns.
Default: FIXED

Occurrence: Optional


The percentage above or below (-) the eBay suggested ad rate that a seller is willing to pay.

This specifies the maximum and minimum values to which an ad rate can be dynamically adjusted.

Occurrence: Optional


The maximum value (specified as a percentage) to which the eBay suggested ad rate can be adjusted. The adjusted ad rate will never exceed this percentage.

Occurrence: Optional


Indicates the model that eBay uses to calculate the Promoted Listings fee.

For a description of the funding model types, refer to FundingModelTypeEnum.

Occurrence: Required


The date and time the cloned campaign starts, in UTC format (yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ssZ). For display purposes, convert this time into the local time of the seller.

On the date specified, the service derives the keywords for each listing in the campaign, creates an ad for each listing, and associates each new ad with the campaign. The campaign starts after this process is completed. The amount of time it takes the service to start the campaign depends on the number of listings in the campaign. Call getCampaign to check the status of the campaign.

Occurrence: Required


HTTP response headers

See HTTP response headers for details.

LocationThe location response header contains the getCampaign URI to the retrieve the newly created campaign.

Response payload

This call has no payload.

Response fields

This call has no field definitions.

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

400Bad Request
404Not Found
409Business error
500Internal Server error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

35001API_MARKETINGAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay Developer Technical Support for assistance.
35002API_MARKETINGAPPLICATIONInternal error. Please wait a few minutes and try the call again.
35006API_MARKETINGREQUEST'fundingStrategy' is required for this call.
35007API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe 'bidPercentage' {bidPercentage} is not valid. The bid percentage should be a single precision value. Minimum value: {minBidPercent} , Maximum value:{maxBidPercent}.
35019API_MARKETINGREQUESTCampaign name is required for this call.
35020API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe campaign name cannot be more than {maxCampaignNameLength} characters.
35021API_MARKETINGREQUESTA campaign with the name of {campaignName} already exists. Please provide a different name.
35023API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe request contains invalid characters. {notAllowedCharacters} are not allowed.
35024API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe campaign start date {startDate} cannot be after the end date {endDate}.
35025API_MARKETINGREQUESTA campaign start date is required.
35026API_MARKETINGREQUESTA campaign start or end date {date} cannot be in the past.
35045API_MARKETINGREQUESTNo campaign found for campaign id {campaign_id}.
35062API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe campaign with 'campaign_id' {campaign_id} has not ended yet. cloneCampaign is supported only for criterion based campaigns that have ended.
35065API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThis operation is only supported for criterion based campaigns.
35077API_MARKETINGBUSINESSTo use Promoted Listings, you need to improve your seller level to Top Rated or Above Standard and have enough recent sales activity.
35078API_MARKETINGBUSINESSTo gain access to Promoted Listings, you must be in good standing with recent sales activity.
35089API_MARKETINGBUSINESSWe are currently testing a premium ads product with a small invite-only group. We will share more information when we are ready to expand.
35106API_MARKETINGBUSINESS'BidPercentage' should be provided when selected 'adRateStrategy' is 'FIXED'.
35107API_MARKETINGBUSINESS'dynamicAdRatePreferences' can be provided only when selected 'adRateStrategy' is 'DYNAMIC'.
35108API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe 'adRateAdjustmentPercent' {adRateAdjustmentPercent} is not valid. Please set 'adRateAdjustmentPercent' {adRateAdjustmentPercent} between {minAllowedAdRateAdjustmentPercent}% - {maxAllowedAdRateAdjustmentPercent}%.
35109API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe 'adRateCapPercent' {adRateCapPercent} is not valid. Please set 'adRateCapPercent' between {minAllowedAdRateCapPercent}% - {maxAllowedAdRateCapPercent}%.
35110API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe 'adRateStrategy' is not supported for CPC funding model.
35111API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe 'dynamicAdRatePreferences' is not supported for CPC funding model.
35112API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe 'adRateStrategy' is currently only supported for criterion based campaign with 'autoselectFutureInventory' as True.
35113API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe 'dynamicAdRatePreferences' is currently only supported for criterion based campaign with 'autoselectFutureInventory' as True.
35114API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe 'dynamicAdRatePreferences' list currently can only support one element containing dynamicAdRatePreference. Please remove additional elements and try again.
36101API_MARKETINGREQUESTThis functionality is not supported for the CPC funding model.


This call has no warnings.


New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Clones a Campaign

This sample clones the campaign with the ID of 1********4. The new campaign is named "Fall Sale". It starts on Sep. 24, ends on Oct. 25, and the bid percentage is 15%.


Pass the campaign ID of the campaign to clone using the campaign_id URI parameter. In the payload, pass the campaignName, startDate, endDate, fundingStrategy.bidPercentage, and fundingStrategy.fundingModel fields for the cloned campaign.



A successful call returns the HTTP status code 201 Created.

In addition, the response includes a location response header that contains the URI to the newly created campaign. This method has no response payload.