Copying line items

Copy (or "clone") line items to quickly create a new one with all of its attribute settings. This is useful if you want to change an attribute setting for a line itemThe primary unit of execution for an order, which represents a specific inventory purchase and the required conditions for ad delivery. but are unable to do so due to limitations associated with the current status of the line item. For example, you cannot change the Buying Model attribute setting for a line item if the status is running, paused, or expired. In this case, you can copy the original line item and then adjust the attribute settings for the new line item (the copy).

Before you copy a line item, consider the following:

  • Guarantees must be reserved again.

  • Cloned line items are initially created in a pending status. You must manually activate them.

  • Child ads are cloned with the same status as the originals. You must manually adjust them if you want a different status, such as changing pending to active.

  • If you copy a line item with a start date that is in the future, the copied line item will have the same future start date.

  • If you copy a line item with a start date that is in the past, the copied line item will have the start date that is five minutes in the future and a status of pending.

To copy a line item:

  1. Open the order screen containing the line item you want to copy.

  2. In the list of line items, click the Clone icon for the line item you want to copy.

  3. In the confirmation screen, click OK.

    This copies the line item and all of its ads. OpenX assigns a name to the line item copy using the format:

    Copy of <date> <time> of <Line Item Name>


    • <date>. The copy date using YYYY-MM-DD format

    • <time>. The time of the copy in HH:MM:SS format

    • <Line Item Name>. The name of the original line item

    A confirmation message appears above the list of line items in the view order screen.

    OpenX Ad ServerA complete digital advertising platform where publishers sell, manage, and deliver their advertising inventory across all digital formats. creates the line item copy in a Pending state. You must manually change the status to Active. You may also want to change the name of the line item copy. You can perform both of these tasks directly in the list of line items.

This topic applies to Ad Server. This topic applies to SSP. Most SSP activities are completed by OpenX.