Example Usage of

View a list of existing campaigns using pagination, much like it appears in the standard user interface.

Description: View a list of campaigns based on sorting, offset, limits, filters, and public/private. This allows you to view campaigns much like you would through the admin interface - View Campaigns screen.
Endpoint: /admin/api.php?api_action=campaign_paginator
HTTP method: GET
Supported output formats: xml, json, serialize
Requires authentication: true
* indicates requirement. Underlined params include in URL, otherwise as part of the post body. POST data must be formatted as
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
. We don't accept any other input formats like JSON.
Variable Description
api_outputxml, json, or serialize (default is XML)
sortLeave empty for default sorting. Example: 01, 01D, 02, 02D, etc.
offsetThe amount of records you want to skip over. This works in tandem with "limit." Example: 20, 50
limitThe amount of campaigns you wish to retrieve. Example: 10, 20, 50, 100
publicThe visibility of the campaign - if the campaign should be visible on the public side. Example: 1 = visible, 0 = not visible.
showdraftsUse for returning campaigns in draft status. By default this endpoint will not include drafts. Example 1 = visible, 0 = not visible.
Example response:
Variable Description
paginatorID of the paginator.
offsetResult pages to skip over. Example: 0
limitResults returned per page. Example: 20
totalTotal returned. Example: 1
cntTotal count returned. Example: 1
rowsArray of individual campaign rows.
result_codeWhether or not the response was successful. Examples: 1 = yes, 0 = no
result_messageA custom message that appears explaining what happened. Example: Something is returned
result_outputThe result output used. Example: serialize

PHP Example

This is an example of using the campaign_paginator call with PHP. You can replicate the same idea in virtually any other programming language. The example shown is using serialize as the output format. You can change that to XML or JSON if you would like.


// By default, this sample code is designed to get the result from your ActiveCampaign installation and print out the result
$url = '';

// the API Key can be found on the "Your Settings" page under the "API" tab.
// replace this with your API Key
$api_key = 'YOUR_API_KEY';

$params = array(

	// this is the action that fetches a list info based on the ID you provide
	'api_action'   	=> 'campaign_paginator',

	// define the type of output you wish to get back
	// possible values:
	// - 'xml'  :      you have to write your own XML parser
	// - 'json' :      data is returned in JSON format and can be decoded with
	//                 json_decode() function (included in PHP since 5.2.0)
	// - 'serialize' : data is returned in a serialized format and can be decoded with
	//                 a native unserialize() function
	'api_output'   	=> 'serialize',

	'somethingthatwillneverbeused' => '',
	// this variable is pushed right back in the response

	'sort' 			=> '',
	// leave empty to use a default one
	// other values are 01, 01D, 02, 02D, etc (number is a column index, and D means 'order descending')

	// start with this item (first page would be loaded using offset=0,limit=20, second page using offset=20,limit=20)
	'offset' 		=> 0,

	// items per page
	'limit' 		=> 20,

	// visibility of the campaign
	'public' 		=> 0,
	// possible values:
	// - 1: the campaign is visible on the public side
	// - 0: the campaign is not visible on the public side
	// visibility of the campaign

	'showdrafts' 		=> 0,
	// possible values:
	// - 1: include campaigns in draft status
	// - 0: do not include campaigns in draft status (by default this endpoint will not include drafts)


// This section takes the input fields and converts them to the proper format
$query = "";
foreach( $params as $key => $value ) $query .= urlencode($key) . '=' . urlencode($value) . '&';
$query = rtrim($query, '& ');

// clean up the url
$url = rtrim($url, '/ ');

// This sample code uses the CURL library for php to establish a connection,
// submit your request, and show (print out) the response.
if ( !function_exists('curl_init') ) die('CURL not supported. (introduced in PHP 4.0.2)');

// If JSON is used, check if json_decode is present (PHP 5.2.0+)
if ( $params['api_output'] == 'json' && !function_exists('json_decode') ) {
	die('JSON not supported. (introduced in PHP 5.2.0)');

// define a final API request - GET
$api = $url . '/admin/api.php?' . $query;

$request = curl_init($api); // initiate curl object
curl_setopt($request, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('API-TOKEN: ' . $api_key));  //  Provide the API Token via the API-TOKEN header
curl_setopt($request, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0); // set to 0 to eliminate header info from response
curl_setopt($request, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); // Returns response data instead of TRUE(1)
//curl_setopt($request, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, FALSE); // uncomment if you get no gateway response and are using HTTPS
curl_setopt($request, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);

$response = (string)curl_exec($request); // execute curl fetch and store results in $response

// additional options may be required depending upon your server configuration
// you can find documentation on curl options at
curl_close($request); // close curl object

if ( !$response ) {
	die('Nothing was returned. Do you have a connection to Email Marketing server?');

// This line takes the response and breaks it into an array using:
// JSON decoder
//$result = json_decode($response);
// unserializer
$result = unserialize($response);
// XML parser...
// ...

// Result info that is always returned
echo 'Result: ' . ( $result['result_code'] ? 'SUCCESS' : 'FAILED' ) . '<br />';
echo 'Message: ' . $result['result_message'] . '<br />';

// The entire result printed out
echo 'The entire result printed out:<br />';
echo '<pre>';
echo '</pre>';

// Raw response printed out
echo 'Raw response printed out:<br />';
echo '<pre>';
echo '</pre>';

// API URL that returned the result
echo 'API URL that returned the result:<br />';
echo $api;?>

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