Adding deleted contact through API

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YosvaniA
Campaign Contributor
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Hi,

If i deleted a contact and i want to add the same contact again API responses with contact already exists but it is deleted. Is there any way to add deleted contact using API?

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Jimmy_D
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Hello @YosvaniA,

 

Thank you for reaching out to Constant Contact's API Support.

 

Our system does a soft delete of contacts which means the email address still technically exists in the account. In order to use it again instead of creating that contact with a POST you would update it with a PUT.

 

If you are using our v2 API then you would use this endpoint.

https://developer.constantcontact.com/docs/contacts-api/contacts-resource.html?method=PUT


Regards,
Jimmy D.
Tier II API Support Engineer

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Jimmy_D
Moderator
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Hello @YosvaniA,

 

Thank you for reaching out to Constant Contact's API Support.

 

Our system does a soft delete of contacts which means the email address still technically exists in the account. In order to use it again instead of creating that contact with a POST you would update it with a PUT.

 

If you are using our v2 API then you would use this endpoint.

https://developer.constantcontact.com/docs/contacts-api/contacts-resource.html?method=PUT


Regards,
Jimmy D.
Tier II API Support Engineer
AlexM760
Campaign Contributor
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The updating portion makes sense but how would you be able to Search a "sort-deleted" user by email?

 

I currently have a system where the user searches by email address so they can update lists and contact information. A soft-deleted user comes back from the API as a 200 but with empty contact body. The following was via 'contacts' GET passing in the `email_address` parameter in the v3 API.

 

 

 

[body] => {
	"contacts" : []
}
[response] => Array
(
	[code] => 200
	[message] => OK
)

 

 

 

Is there a different method to retrieve a "soft-deleted" contact via the API so that they can be updated via PUT?

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