Working with forecasts

The OpenX Platform API provides the ability to forecast the impact of creating a new line itemThe primary unit of execution for an order, which represents a specific inventory purchase and the required conditions for ad delivery. on existing line items. Much like the OpenX UI, the API enables you to perform a number of different forecasting actions to create and manage forecasts. Before using the Forecasting API, you should already be familiar with how forecasting works using the OpenX user interface. If, however, you are unfamiliar with how forecasting works, refer to the Forecasting documentation for more information on forecasts and availability.

Forecasting enables you to:

When working with forecasting, you have the option to either use the OpenX user interface or API to run forecasts. This section describes how to run forecasts using the Forecasting API.