Creates a new manual trigger. Returns the newly created manual trigger if successful. Warning: Line Items using manual triggers no longer serve in Display & Video 360. This method will sunset on August 1, 2023. Read our feature deprecation announcement for more information.


You will need authorization for the scope to make a valid call.

If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: displayvideo1 --scope <scope> advertisers manual-triggers-create ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <advertiser-id> (string)
    • Required. Immutable. The unique ID of the advertiser that the manual trigger belongs to.

Required Request Value

The request value is a data-structure with various fields. Each field may be a simple scalar or another data-structure. In the latter case it is advised to set the field-cursor to the data-structure's field to specify values more concisely.

For example, a structure like this:

  activation-duration-minutes: string
  advertiser-id: string
  display-name: string
  latest-activation-time: string
  name: string
  state: string
  trigger-id: string

can be set completely with the following arguments which are assumed to be executed in the given order. Note how the cursor position is adjusted to the respective structures, allowing simple field names to be used most of the time.

  • -r . activation-duration-minutes=sea
    • Required. The maximum duration of each activation in minutes. Must be between 1 and 360 inclusive. After this duration, the trigger will be automatically deactivated.
  • advertiser-id=vero
    • Required. Immutable. The unique ID of the advertiser that the manual trigger belongs to.
  • display-name=et
    • Required. The display name of the manual trigger. Must be UTF-8 encoded with a maximum size of 240 bytes.
  • latest-activation-time=lorem
    • Output only. The timestamp of the trigger's latest activation.
  • name=sit
    • Output only. The resource name of the manual trigger.
  • state=lorem
    • Output only. The state of the manual trigger. Will be set to the INACTIVE state upon creation.
  • trigger-id=amet.
    • Output only. The unique ID of the manual trigger.

About Cursors

The cursor position is key to comfortably set complex nested structures. The following rules apply:

  • The cursor position is always set relative to the current one, unless the field name starts with the . character. Fields can be nested such as in -r f.s.o .
  • The cursor position is set relative to the top-level structure if it starts with ., e.g. -r .s.s
  • You can also set nested fields without setting the cursor explicitly. For example, to set a value relative to the current cursor position, you would specify -r struct.sub_struct=bar.
  • You can move the cursor one level up by using ... Each additional . moves it up one additional level. E.g. ... would go three levels up.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").