How to delete a contact from particular list via rest api

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i want to delete single contact from particular list not to delete that contact from all the list



"contact_ids": [
"list_ids": [

Response error

[ { "error_key": "contacts.api.bad_request", "error_message": "contact_ids, list_ids are mutually exclusive" } ]




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Thank you for reaching out to Constant Contact API Developer Support. My team is here to assist outside software developers with questions about building into Constant Contact's API.


The Post /activities/contact_delete endpoint in your example is used to to bulk delete contacts from an account. Deleting a contact this way will strip all list memberships and remove the contact from the UI.


Here are two ways to remove specific contact(s) from specific list(s):


Option 1.)

Use the /activities/remove_list_memberships endpoint to remove an array of specific contact_ids from specific list_ids


Remove Contacts from Lists Bulk Activity


Option 2.)
Step A: 

First, run GET /contacts to retrieve the existing contact info for the contact(s) you would like to update


GET Contact Data


Step B:

Then, edit the contacts’ data (in this case, remove the list_ids that you don’t want them on) and send the data back with PUT /contacts/{contact_id} to update the existing contact with the new submission information. When you update a contact using a PUT, all properties are updated, overwriting all existing property values. Any properties left blank or not included in the PUT will be overwritten with a null value.


PUT (update) a Contact!/Contacts/putContact


Please have a look and let us know if you have any other questions!



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