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Bulk Create Custom Field Value


Hello all,

I am trying to update all contact fields when adding a contact through the API (v3) but from the documentation it seems to be a cumbersome task than I expected.

It seems I have to send an update request to …com/api/3/fieldValues/id for each custom field as stated here.
If I have 10 custom fields that would result in 10 request which exceed the ActiveCampaign API rate limit of 5 requests per second per account.

Is there a planned Bulk Create Custom Field Value endpoint or a workaround to this?
If no I guess I’ll have to turn to an older version of the API (v1). Is the older version of the API (v1) planned to be turned off at some point?


Hi @screenagers54437,

Looks like our dev team is working on this issue for you now. Please let us know if you have any follow up questions.



I also would appreciate this feature in the v3 API.

@screenagers54437 did you find a workaround in v2? I don’t seem to be able to find v2 docs, but will probably use the v1 endpoint here. They say there are no current plans to discontinue support for the v1 API here so it should be safe for now.

@vflores do you know if there is a timeline for having this feature implemented? I would like to continue using the v3 API but wouldn’t be able to wait more than a month or so on it.

Thanks all.


Does the dev team work on fixing the limitation for that customer or do they work on a bulk / batch resource solution?


I haven’t found a workaround and I meant v1* Apparently v2 is skipped.


+1 from us. Can’t believe we are required to make 10 separate calls to update 10 fields on a contact. Tried using the “Collections” method but that failed too.


Same problem here.

Thought i was doing something wrong, and even tried the plural syntax for resources like your documentation states but no dice.

Per contact created we’re looking at over 10 calls for all the required fields, which is apparantly over the limit?

Can somebody tell me if there is any progress on solving this issue?