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Creating an Account

To create an account, send the Google Ads API a pre-populated Customer. Unlike creating other entities like campaigns, this is done with a special CreateCustomerClient method on the CustomerService rather than a "mutate" method. In the CreateCustomerClient method, you specify the customer ID of the manager account that will be managing the new client, not the customer ID of the client being mutated as usual.

Here is code demonstrating customer creation:

Java

private void runExample(GoogleAdsClient googleAdsClient, Long managerId) {
  // Formats the current date/time to use as a timestamp in the new customer description.
  String dateTime = ZonedDateTime.now().format(DateTimeFormatter.RFC_1123_DATE_TIME);

  // Initializes a Customer object to be created.
  Customer customer =
      Customer.newBuilder()
          .setDescriptiveName("Account created with CustomerService on '" + dateTime + "'")
          .setCurrencyCode("USD")
          .setTimeZone("America/New_York")
          // Optional: Sets additional attributes of the customer.
          .setTrackingUrlTemplate("{lpurl}?device={device}")
          .setFinalUrlSuffix("keyword={keyword}&matchtype={matchtype}&adgroupid={adgroupid}")
          .build();

  // Sends the request to create the customer.
  try (CustomerServiceClient client =
      googleAdsClient.getLatestVersion().createCustomerServiceClient()) {
    CreateCustomerClientResponse response =
        client.createCustomerClient(managerId.toString(), customer);
    System.out.printf(
        "Created a customer with resource name '%s' under the manager account with"
            + " customer ID '%d'.%n",
        response.getResourceName(), managerId);
  }
}
      
      

C#

public void Run(GoogleAdsClient client, long managerCustomerId)
{
    // Get the CustomerService.
    CustomerServiceClient customerService = client.GetService(Services.V8.CustomerService);

    Customer customer = new Customer()
    {
        DescriptiveName = $"Account created with CustomerService on '{DateTime.Now}'",

        // For a list of valid currency codes and time zones see this documentation:
        // https://developers.google.com/google-ads/api/reference/data/codes-formats#codes_formats.
        CurrencyCode = "USD",
        TimeZone = "America/New_York",

        // The below values are optional. For more information about URL
        // options see: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/6305348.
        TrackingUrlTemplate = "{lpurl}?device={device}",
        FinalUrlSuffix = "keyword={keyword}&matchtype={matchtype}&adgroupid={adgroupid}"
    };

    try
    {
        // Create the account.
        CreateCustomerClientResponse response = customerService.CreateCustomerClient(
            managerCustomerId.ToString(), customer);

        // Display the result.
        Console.WriteLine($"Created a customer with resource name " +
            $"'{response.ResourceName}' under the manager account with customer " +
            $"ID '{managerCustomerId}'");
    }
    catch (GoogleAdsException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Failure:");
        Console.WriteLine($"Message: {e.Message}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Failure: {e.Failure}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Request ID: {e.RequestId}");
        throw;
    }
}
      
      

PHP

public static function runExample(GoogleAdsClient $googleAdsClient, int $managerCustomerId)
{
    $customer = new Customer([
        'descriptive_name' => 'Account created with CustomerService on ' . date('Ymd h:i:s'),
        // For a list of valid currency codes and time zones see this documentation:
        // https://developers.google.com/google-ads/api/reference/data/codes-formats.
        'currency_code' => 'USD',
        'time_zone' => 'America/New_York',
        // The below values are optional. For more information about URL
        // options see: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/6305348.
        'tracking_url_template' => '{lpurl}?device={device}',
        'final_url_suffix' => 'keyword={keyword}&matchtype={matchtype}&adgroupid={adgroupid}'
    ]);

    // Issues a mutate request to create an account
    $customerServiceClient = $googleAdsClient->getCustomerServiceClient();
    $response = $customerServiceClient->createCustomerClient($managerCustomerId, $customer);

    printf(
        'Created a customer with resource name "%s" under the manager account with '
        . 'customer ID %d.%s',
        $response->getResourceName(),
        $managerCustomerId,
        PHP_EOL
    );
}
      
      

Python

def main(client, manager_customer_id):
    customer_service = client.get_service("CustomerService")
    customer = client.get_type("Customer")
    now = datetime.today().strftime("%Y%m%d %H:%M:%S")
    customer.descriptive_name = f"Account created with CustomerService on {now}"
    # For a list of valid currency codes and time zones see this documentation:
    # https://developers.google.com/google-ads/api/reference/data/codes-formats
    customer.currency_code = "USD"
    customer.time_zone = "America/New_York"
    # The below values are optional. For more information about URL
    # options see: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/6305348
    customer.tracking_url_template = "{lpurl}?device={device}"
    customer.final_url_suffix = (
        "keyword={keyword}&matchtype={matchtype}" "&adgroupid={adgroupid}"
    )

    response = customer_service.create_customer_client(
        customer_id=manager_customer_id, customer_client=customer
    )
    print(
        f'Customer created with resource name "{response.resource_name}" '
        f'under manager account with ID "{manager_customer_id}".'
    )
      
      

Ruby

def create_customer(manager_customer_id)
  # GoogleAdsClient will read a config file from
  # ENV['HOME']/google_ads_config.rb when called without parameters
  client = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::GoogleAdsClient.new

  customer = client.resource.customer do |c|
    c.descriptive_name = "Account created with CustomerService on #{(Time.new.to_f * 1000).to_i}"

    # For a list of valid currency codes and time zones, see this documentation:
    # https://developers.google.com/google-ads/api/reference/data/codes-formats
    c.currency_code = "USD"
    c.time_zone = "America/New_York"

    # The below values are optional. For more information about URL options, see:
    # https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/6305348
    c.tracking_url_template = "{lpurl}?device={device}"
    c.final_url_suffix = "keyword={keyword}&matchtype={matchtype}&adgroupid={adgroupid}"
  end

  response = client.service.customer.create_customer_client(
    customer_id: manager_customer_id,
    customer_client: customer
  )

  puts "Created a customer with resource name #{response.resource_name} under" +
      " the manager account with customer ID #{manager_customer_id}."
end
      
      

Perl

sub create_customer {
  my ($api_client, $manager_customer_id) = @_;

  # Initialize a customer to be created.
  my $customer = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::V8::Resources::Customer->new({
      descriptiveName => "Account created with CustomerService on #" . uniqid(),

      # For a list of valid currency codes and time zones, see this documentation:
      # https://developers.google.com/google-ads/api/reference/data/codes-formats
      currencyCode => "USD",
      timeZone     => "America/New_York",

      # The below values are optional. For more information about URL options, see:
      # https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/6305348
      trackingUrlTemplate => "{lpurl}?device={device}",
      finalUrlSuffix      =>
        "keyword={keyword}&matchtype={matchtype}&adgroupid={adgroupid}"
  });

  # Create the customer client.
  my $create_customer_client_response =
    $api_client->CustomerService()->create_customer_client({
      customerId     => $manager_customer_id,
      customerClient => $customer
    });

  printf
    "Created a customer with resource name '%s' under the manager account " .
    "with customer ID %d.\n", $create_customer_client_response->{resourceName},
    $manager_customer_id;

  return 1;
}