In guaranteed ad serving, a publisher's Ad Ops team may want to verify that creatives linked to line items are rendering correctly and the tracking pixel is executing as expected - before the campaign goes live on production inventory. The Test line item feature in PubMatic's Unified Ad Server (UAS) enables the publisher to directly specify the line item and creative ID in the UAS ad request. The UAS Ad Engine will return the requested creatives matching the requested criteria, such as ad format, ad size, etc.

Enable/Disable Test Mode

Line item 'Test Mode' can be enabled/disabled for a guaranteed line item type (i.e., Sponsorship, Standard or House) while creating or editing a line item that is in Draft, Active, Delivering, Pause or Inactive status. To enable or disable Test Mode, use the Test Line Item toggle.

Testing the Creative with a Test Line Item

  1. Select Transactions | Line Items from the main navigation. Select the line item from the list to view it.
  2. Preview the creative associated with a test line line item by selecting Actions | Preview Test Line Item. 

  3. Enter the test URL of the page where the creative will be rendered and enter the respective creative ID you would like to test in place of Creative ID in the string provided.

  4. Either click Open in New Window to open the URL or click Copy Link to manually paste the URL in a browser tab.

The Ad Unit script configured on the page intercepted includes the parameters, uastest=true&uaslineitemid=6739&uascrid=<Creative ID>, if available in the Page URL and the same parameter is sent to the UAS Ad Engine.

Viewing a List of "Test" Line Items 

  1. Select Transactions | Line Items from the main navigation.
  2. Select Test Line Items Only.

Important Notes

Known Limitations