Line items

Copy line items

You can copy line items, saving you the time it takes to set up similar line items. When you copy, you can choose whether to include the creatives, make copies of them, or leave them out. To make multiple copies of each selected line item, use the Copy to option.

Copied line items aren't delivered until you manually activate them.

Copy line items

  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.

  2. Click Delivery and then Line items.

  3. Use filters to find the line item you want to copy.

  4. Select one or more line items and click Copy to.

  5. Under "Copy options," choose the type of copy you want to make:

    • Copy with creatives: Copy both the line items and their associated creatives, so that new creatives are added.

    • Copy without creatives: Copy the line items' targeting and settings but not their creatives.

    • Copy and share creatives: Copy the line items and associate the new line items with the same creatives as the original line items.

  6. Under "Copy to," choose the order where the line item will be copied.

  7. Under "Number of copies," indicate how many copies to make of each line item. The total number of new line items you can make at once is 60. For example, if you've selected 10 line items, the maximum number of copies you can make of each is 6, which adds up to 60 total new line items.

  8. Click OK.

Good to know about copying

Once you select on of these options, there is not further action to take to complete copying. Ad Manager copies the line items as you've specified. When you copy a line item that has already reached its start date, the new line item's default start date is set to midnight.

The end date of a copied line item is based on the quantity of time the original line item was booked. For example, if the original line item was booked for 1 week, the copied line item end date would be set to 1 week from the start date. If the order end date does not allow enough time to match the amount of time in the original line item, the order end date is used. You cannot copy a line item to an order whose end date has passed.  

Activate copied line items

When you copy a line item to an already approved order, the copied line item's status will be set to "Inventory Released". To change the status to "Ready" and begin delivery:

  1. Click the copied line item to see its settings.

  2. Click Resume. If there's not enough available inventory for the copied line item, Ad Manager will show a warning, giving you the option to resume the line item anyway.

The line item is now ready to be delivered once its start time is reached.

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