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Walter RolleWalter Rolle 

Marketing Cloud REST API - Contact Delete operation is not currently enabled

Tried to delete a contact in Marketing Cloud through the API 


  "values": [
  "DeleteOperationType": "ContactAndAttributes"

It tells me the operation is not enabled. The only other occurence I could find after searching the forums is that someone posted that you have to ask Support to enable this. So I asked support and they told me I need to ask the forum.

    "operationInitiated": false,
    "operationID": 3,
    "requestServiceMessageID": "478343ae-33ac-4a77-a5bc-0b803cd0a84d",
    "responseDateTime": "2017-12-11T08:56:26.6365841-06:00",
    "hasErrors": true,
    "resultMessages": [
            "resultType": "Operational",
            "resultClass": "Error",
            "resultCode": "OperationDisabled",
            "message": "The Contact Delete operation is not currently enabled."
    "serviceMessageID": "0ae44e81-c2f7-4322-b411-693b827abd8e"
NagendraNagendra (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Rolle,

Sorry for this issue you are encountering.

May I suggest you please check with below link from stack exchange community with a similar discussion which might help you further with the above requirement. Please let us know if this helps.

Walter RolleWalter Rolle
Yes I already read this post as stated in my original thread and it said to contact support. Support said to post here. Can we enable this ourselves through another API call? “You just need to create a case to the MC support asking for the "Contact Delete Operation by API" functionality.”