Pause, archive, or release inventory for line items

 New trafficking experience
Ad Manager might look a little different if you're using the new trafficking user interface

This article reflects the new trafficking experience. If you're still on the previous experience, look for this note box that captures instructions or behavior that reflects the previous trafficking experience:

Previous trafficking experience

Instructions or behavior that reflects the previous trafficking experience.

Learn more about the improvements and changes to Ad Manager in Changes to Google Ad Manager and Improvements to Google Ad Manager.


You may have created line items or orders that you no longer want to serve, view, or include in your forecasting data.

  • Pausing a line item suspends delivery but keeps the line item’s inventory reserved and keeps the line item in view. You can't pause archived line items.

  • Releasing inventory frees up inventory that has been reserved by a line item. This means our forecasting system knows it can use these impressions for other reserved line items. You can't release inventory for non-reserved line item types (network, bulk, price priority, or house).

  • Archiving a line item pauses the line item (if delivering), releases its inventory (if reserved), and files it away from view. Archived line items are listed only in the ‘Archived’ view of the Line items screen. You can reactivate the line item by unarchiving it. If the order containing the line item is also archived, you must unarchive the order before you can unarchive the line item. You can't archive line items that are pending approval.

Pause, archive, or release inventory for a line item

To pause, archive, or release inventory for a line item:

  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.

  2. Click Delivery and then Line items.

  3. Use filters to find your line item.

  4. Select the checkbox next to the appropriate line items and then click Pause, Release inventory, or Archive.

    Previous trafficking experience

    To release inventory, click More actions and then Release inventory.

    To archive, click More actions and then Archive.

View archived line items

Archived line items aren't included when you search in Ad Manager, but you can still view them.

  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.

  2. Click Delivery and then Line items.

  3. Use filters to display line items where Archived and then is and then True.

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