Google Ads Client Library for Ruby
Documentation for Users
For thorough documentation of all features and utilities, visit our Developers site Ruby guide.
google-ads-googleads will allow you to connect to the
Google Ads API and access all its methods.
The recommended way to install is using bundler.
Add a line to your
Gemfile (replacing x.y.z with the version number
you're interested in):
gem 'google-ads-googleads', '~> x.y.z'
$ bundle install
This will cause bundler to update your
Gemfile.lock locking to the exact
version of the gem, and all dependencies of the gem that were installed.
Using the pessimistic version operator
"~> x.y.z" will cause
bundle update to only install new versions in the
x.y.* series, which will
make it so you must manually opt into new versions.
You can then update to a new version of the gem by updating the
Other Installation Options
If you are not using bundler, you can use one of these options.
Install this library using gem:
$ [sudo] gem install google-ads-googleads
Download the gem from the Releases page and install it from the local file:
$ [sudo] gem install google-ads-googleads-[version].gem
Set Up Authentication
To authenticate your API calls, you need to specify your client ID, client secret, refresh token, and developer token to the library.
See the Developer token guide to obtain your developer token, if you don't already have one.
See the Authorization guide to generate a client ID and client secret, if you don't already have them.
Run the Authentication example to generate your refresh token.
Copy google_ads_config.rb to your home directory and modify it to include the client ID, client secret, and refresh token.
The client will automatically read it from the home directory if instantiated with no arguments:
client = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::GoogleAdsClient.new
Alternatively, if you prefer to keep the file elsewhere, you can instantiate the client by passing the path to where you keep this file:
client = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::GoogleAdsClient.new('path/to/google_ads_config.rb')
If you prefer not to store this information in a file at all, and would rather pass the information programmatically at runtime, you can accomplish that this way:
client = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::GoogleAdsClient.new do |config| config.client_id = 'INSERT_CLIENT_ID_HERE' config.client_secret = 'INSERT_CLIENT_SECRET_HERE' config.refresh_token = 'INSERT_REFRESH_TOKEN_HERE' config.developer_token = 'INSERT_DEVELOPER_TOKEN_HERE' end
Find out more at the Configuration guide.
To include the gem in your code:
To fetch a specific service, for example CampaignService:
client = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::GoogleAdsClient.new campaign_service = client.service.campaign
See the provided examples for more detailed demonstrations of how to use the library.
Note: You can ignore comments with
examples—they are specifically used by Google.
See the Logging guide.
The client library supports versions 2.6 and up of Ruby. We plan to support 3 Ruby releases at any one time. As Ruby releases once a year on December 25th, we will look at dropping support for the oldest version early in the following year.
- Danial Klimkin
- Michael Cloonan
- Michael Cloonan
- Fei Xiang