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sale countdown script - text ad error message

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i am trying to run the sale countdown script (https://developers.google.com/adwords/scripts/docs/solutions/sale-countdown).

 
the script runs fine but the adwords system is disapproving my ad due to 'invalid characters' (see attached snapshot).
 
what am i doing wrong in the text ad? I actually am using the exact same characters as in the example adwords script solution:
 
Only {param1:a Few} Days {param2:and} Hours left!
 
I posted this issue in the adwords script forum parameters (1).PNGand they said to post here...
 
thanks in advance!
 
jay wilner
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Re: sale countdown script - text ad error message

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Hi @Jay W you're barking up the wrong tree!  It's not the Ad Params, it's because you have two exclamation marks, one at the end of each of the description lines.

 

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Hi @Jay W you're barking up the wrong tree!  It's not the Ad Params, it's because you have two exclamation marks, one at the end of each of the description lines.

 

Jon

 

 

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Thanks @Jon_Gritton. I can't believe i didnt see that!

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@Jay W it's only because I've done the same sort of thing countless times that I'm on the lookout for it now Smiley Happy  I once spent an entire morning checking, rechecking, screaming and shouting at a destination URL that kept coming back as disapproved when I knew it was correct, only to eventually realise the page was misspelled on the website itself...

 

Jon

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