Test Account

Yahoo! JAPAN Ads API provides an account for testing in production environment.
Test account can be issued for each of Search Ads API and Display Ads API.
The account for testing will be informed you in the application completion email sent out when you are ready to use API.

- Test account can be used with Yahoo! JAPAN Business ID that you applied to Yahoo! JAPAN Ads API and with Business ID that have admin access of the Campaign management tool.

- There is no sandbox or test environment for Yahoo! JAPAN Ads API.

There are following restrictions on the account for testing.

Production accountTest account
Features on Yahoo! JAPAN Ads API All available (*1) All available
Ad creatives Available (ads delivered) Not available (no ad delivered)
Performance Report Actual ad performance is available Actual ad performance is not available
* You can get the format and item information of Performance Report.
Editorial review of ad creatives Available Not available (*2)
Operation on the Campaign Management Tool Available Not available
Operation on Campaign Editor Available Not available
Request Restrictions (QPS) Search Ads API:
max. 1/sec for "proposal" type only,
max. 5/sec for others by each API service type.
*It depends on the type of service contract.
*Search Ads and Requests on Display Ads are counted separately.
Search Ads API:
max. 1/sec for "proposal" type only,
max. 5/sec for others by each API service type.
*It counts separately from the production account.
(*1) There may be some feature differences between production and test account of Display Ads API.
(*2) Ads and keywords will be given "APPROVED" status as soon as they are created on test account. You are not able to check whether the editorial review completes with ads contents on the test account.

Forgot Test Account

If you forgot your test account, you can confirm on the test account list on Yahoo! JAPAN Ads API Management console.
you can check it by getting a list of accounts using get method of "AccountService".
When requesting, send "includeTestAccount" item with "ALL" or "ONLY_TEST".

The following is a sample response. The account displayed as "TRUE" in the "isTestAccount" item in the response is the test account.

    "errors": null,
    "rval": {
        "totalNumEntries": 1,
        "values": [
                "account": {
                    "accountId": 999999,
                    "accountName": "Yahoo Japan Corporation",
                    "accountStatus": "SERVING",
                    "accountType": "PREPAY",
                    "authType": "UPDATABLE",
                    "autoTaggingEnabled": "FALSE",
                    "budget": null,
                    "deliveryStatus": "ACTIVE",
                    "isTestAccount": "TRUE"
                "errors": null,
                "operationSucceeded": true