Retrieve bounces from an email send verified

Learn how to retrieve the number of bounces from an email send in Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC) with SSJS (server-side JavaScript). Code snippets include WSProxy method.

WSProxy

var api = new Script.Util.WSProxy();

var cols = [
    "SubscriberKey", 
    "BounceType", 
    "SMTPCode", 
    "SMTPReason", 
    "BounceCategory", 
    "EventDate", 
    "EventType"
];

var result = api.retrieve("BounceEvent", cols, {
    Property: "TriggeredSendDefinitionObjectID",
    SimpleOperator: "equals",
    Value: "S0M3-GU1D-K3Y-G03SR1G4T-H3R3"
});
<script runat="server">

    Platform.Load("core", "1");

    var api = new Script.Util.WSProxy();

    try {

        var cols = [
            "SubscriberKey", 
            "BounceType", 
            "SMTPCode", 
            "SMTPReason", 
            "BounceCategory", 
            "EventDate", 
            "EventType"
        ];

        var result = api.retrieve("BounceEvent", cols, {
            Property: "TriggeredSendDefinitionObjectID",
            SimpleOperator: "equals",
            Value: "S0M3-GU1D-K3Y-G03SR1G4T-H3R3"
        });

        Write(Stringify(result));

    } catch(error) {
        Write(Stringify(error));
    } 

</script>
{
    "Status": "OK",
    "RequestID": "S0M3-GU1D-K3Y-G03SR1G4T-H3R3",
    "Results": [
        {
            "SMTPCode": "-1",
            "BounceCategory": "Hard bounce - Domain Unknown",
            "SMTPReason": "5.1.2 (bad destination system: no such domain) ",
            "BounceType": "immediate",
            "SendID": 0,
            "SubscriberKey": "S0M3-GU1D-K3Y-G03SR1G4T-H3R3",
            "EventDate": "2022-12-19T21:15:44.103",
            "EventType": "HardBounce",
            "TriggeredSendDefinitionObjectID": null,
            "BatchID": 0,
            "Client": null,
            "PartnerKey": null,
            "PartnerProperties": null,
            "CreatedDate": "0001-01-01T00:00:00.000",
            "ModifiedDate": null,
            "ID": 0,
            "ObjectID": null,
            "CustomerKey": null,
            "Owner": null,
            "CorrelationID": null,
            "ObjectState": null,
            "IsPlatformObject": false
        }
    ],
    "HasMoreRows": false
}

WARNING

Please use TriggeredSendDefinitionObjectID instead of SendID, as the latter doesn't seem to work for Triggered Sends.

Reference

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