Resource Names

The unique identifier for an entity in the Google Ads API is called a resource name, and is represented as a string with a predictable format. If you know the constituent components of a resource name, you can use this utility to generate the final resource name.


The path lookup util is a way to construct the resource name of an entity if you know all of the relevant IDs related to that entity. For example, a campaign resource name is in the format customers/{customer_id}/campaigns/{campaign_id}, so if you know the customer ID and the campaign ID, you can use the path lookup util to construct the full resource name as follows:

client.path.campaign(customer_id, campaign_id)

You can use other entity names as well, which take different IDs depending on the final form of the resource name.