Timeout

All the Google Ads API services have default settings including timeout that are used by the transport. Any service of a given Google Ads API version has a dedicated JSON file with these default settings defined at service and method levels. For example, you can find the files related to the latest Google Ads API version here.

The default settings are acceptable for most use cases but you might need to override some of them for a valid reason. The client library for PHP supports overriding timeout settings for both server streaming and unary calls.

Overriding for a server streaming call

The only Google Ads API service method that uses this type of call is the GoogleAdsService.SearchStream. To override the default timeout, you need to add an extra parameter when calling the method:

private static function makeServerStreamingCall(
    GoogleAdsClient $googleAdsClient,
    int $customerId
) {
    $googleAdsServiceClient = $googleAdsClient->getGoogleAdsServiceClient();
    // Creates a query that retrieves all campaign IDs.
    $query = 'SELECT campaign.id FROM campaign';

    $output = '';
    try {
        // Issues a search stream request by setting a custom client timeout.
        /** @var GoogleAdsServerStreamDecorator $stream */
        $stream = $googleAdsServiceClient->searchStream(
            $customerId,
            $query,
            [
                // As of V5, any server streaming call has a default timeout setting. For this
                // particular call, the default setting can be found in the following file:
                // https://github.com/googleads/google-ads-php/blob/master/src/Google/Ads/GoogleAds/V5/Services/resources/google_ads_service_client_config.json.
                //
                // When making a server streaming call, an optional argument is provided and can
                // be used to override the default timeout setting with a given value.
                'timeoutMillis' => self::CLIENT_TIMEOUT_MILLIS
            ]
        );
        // Iterates over all rows in all messages and collects the campaign IDs.
        foreach ($stream->iterateAllElements() as $googleAdsRow) {
            /** @var GoogleAdsRow $googleAdsRow */
            $output .= ' ' . $googleAdsRow->getCampaign()->getId();
        }
        print 'The server streaming call completed before the timeout.' . PHP_EOL;
    } catch (ApiException $exception) {
        if ($exception->getStatus() === ApiStatus::DEADLINE_EXCEEDED) {
            print 'The server streaming call did not complete before the timeout.' . PHP_EOL;
        } else {
            // Bubbles up if the exception is not about timeout.
            throw $exception;
        }
    } finally {
        print 'All campaign IDs retrieved:' . ($output ?: ' None') . PHP_EOL;
    }
}

Overriding for an unary call

Most of the Google Ads API service methods use unary calls, typical examples are GoogleAdsService.Search or GoogleAdsService.Mutate. To override the default timeout, you need to add an extra parameter when calling the method:

private static function makeUnaryCall(GoogleAdsClient $googleAdsClient, int $customerId)
{
    $googleAdsServiceClient = $googleAdsClient->getGoogleAdsServiceClient();
    // Creates a query that retrieves all campaign IDs.
    $query = 'SELECT campaign.id FROM campaign';

    $output = '';
    try {
        // Issues a search request by setting a custom client timeout.
        $response = $googleAdsServiceClient->search(
            $customerId,
            $query,
            [
                // As of V5, any unary call is retryable and has default retry settings.
                // Complete information about these settings can be found here:
                // https://googleapis.github.io/gax-php/master/Google/ApiCore/RetrySettings.html.
                // For this particular call, the default retry settings can be found in the
                // following file:
                // https://github.com/googleads/google-ads-php/blob/master/src/Google/Ads/GoogleAds/V5/Services/resources/google_ads_service_client_config.json.
                //
                // When making an unary call, an optional argument is provided and can be
                // used to override the default retry settings with given values.
                'retrySettings' => [
                    // Sets the maximum accumulative timeout of the call, it includes all tries.
                    'totalTimeoutMillis' => self::CLIENT_TIMEOUT_MILLIS,
                    // Sets the timeout that is used for the first try to one tenth of the
                    // maximum accumulative timeout of the call.
                    'initialRpcTimeoutMillis' => self::CLIENT_TIMEOUT_MILLIS / 10,
                    // Sets the maximum timeout that can be used for any given try to one fifth
                    // of the maximum accumulative timeout of the call (two times greater than
                    // the timeout that is used for the first try).
                    'maxRpcTimeoutMillis' => self::CLIENT_TIMEOUT_MILLIS / 5
                ]
            ]
        );
        // Iterates over all rows in all messages and collects the campaign IDs.
        foreach ($response->iterateAllElements() as $googleAdsRow) {
            /** @var GoogleAdsRow $googleAdsRow */
            $output .= ' ' . $googleAdsRow->getCampaign()->getId();
        }
        print 'The unary call completed before the timeout.' . PHP_EOL;
    } catch (ApiException $exception) {
        if ($exception->getStatus() === ApiStatus::DEADLINE_EXCEEDED) {
            print 'The unary call did not complete before the timeout.' . PHP_EOL;
        } else {
            // Bubbles up if the exception is not about timeout.
            throw $exception;
        }
    } finally {
        print 'All campaign IDs retrieved:' . ($output ?: ' None') . PHP_EOL;
    }
}