I am trying to retrieve FilterActivity object using SOAP API.

I tried with the following RetrieveRequest:

<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">
<wsse:Security xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd">
  <wsse:UsernameToken xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd">
    <wsse:Username xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd">****</wsse:Username>
    <wsse:Password xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd">****</wsse:Password>
<RetrieveRequestMsg xmlns="http://exacttarget.com/wsdl/partnerAPI" xmlns:ns2="urn:fault.partner.exacttarget.com">
    <Filter xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:type="SimpleFilterPart">

I got the response saying Error: No view defined for the object type: FilterActivity

After having looked at the FilterActivity documentation for available methods associated with this object and also at the Retrieve method documentation, i found that it does not have a Retrieve method. So does this mean it is not a retrievable object?

I also went through the REST API documentation but did not find anything on filter activities.

After considering the above findings, how can i get the details of a FilterActivity object?

Any help/suggestions would be of great help.


1 Answer 1


A FilterActivity cannot be retrieved in a RetrieveRequest - only a Filter Definition can be retrieved through the SOAP API.

If you look at the Documentation for a FilterActivity you will see that it only supports the following API Request Types:

  • Create
  • Update
  • Delete
  • Perform

Therefore it cannot be retrieved at all and looks to be something that is retrieved exclusively in the Marketing Cloud UI

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