Edit assignments

Edit multiple

Click the Edit multiple button in your campaign to make batch edits. This allows you to edit many rows at the same time. For example, you might want to apply the same start date to several ads and creatives, or change names throughout your campaign using a find-and-replace tool.

  1. Select rows in your campaign and click Edit multiple. You can also click the button first and then make your selection.

  2. Enter changes in the batch edit pane.

  3. Click Make changes.

    I'm having trouble.

    The issue is probably that one or more changes are not possible for the rows you selected.

    • If the "Make changes" button is disabled, then none of your edits are applicable for any of the rows you selected.

    • If your changes did not apply to some of the rows you selected, then these changes were not the right kind for the rows you selected.

    • If the landing page section says you must select the same type of URL, see below.

    To troubleshoot, start by checking for the issues listed below. Or try the "Common goals" section of this article for steps to typical batch edits. Remember that you can select or de-select rows at any time, even if the "edit multiple" pane is already open.

    Possible issues

    • You selected different kinds of landing pages. Select only click tags, only exit events, or only creatives (for image, in-stream, custom, or tracking creatives). You can only bulk edit one type of landing page at any given time because Campaign Manager handles landing pages differently depending on the asset.

    • You selected the wrong type of item for the changes you entered. For example, this would happen if you selected ads and then attempted to change placement properties in the "edit multiple" pane.

    • You want to make changes to run dates or other assignment properties, but you selected ads or creatives outside their assignment structure. These might be items that appear in a row by themselves, or that you found using a limited view in the Views menu. (Learn more below.)

    • You selected ads and then entered changes in the "Creative assignments" section of your edit options. You must select creatives, not ads, to make changes in this section. Find ads that have creative assignment properties you want to change (such as creative rotation weight) and then select the creatives under them. You do not need to select the ads.

    • You want to change the rotation weight of creatives, but the rotation is not set to "Custom" in the assigned ad properties. You must open the assigned ads in your campaign and choose the custom setting first.

Selection tips

  • Do you want to change assignment properties, such as rotation or run dates? Then select your item in each assignment structure that you want to update.

    For example, say you want to change an ad's start date for ten placements. In this case, select the ad under each of those ten placements in your campaign. This way Campaign Manager knows which ad-placement assignment properties to update. Likewise, if you want to change a creative's rotation weight in a few ads, find those ads and select the creative under them.

  • First, make sure your campaign view shows all the items and assignment structures you need. Check which view is selected in the Views menu (the default "Summary" view is a good choice).

  • You can click the search bar and use filters to find items you want to change. Or scroll down through your list.

Common goals

Change names
  1. Select items you want to edit and click Edit multiple.

  2. View the "Basic" section.

  3. Choose an edit option from the "drop-down" menu in the "Name" row. You have three options.

    • Find and replace any character or phrase in the names of the items you selected. Enter a value to find in the first field and a replacement in the second field. Campaign Manager will make this replacement in the names of every item you select. It works the same way as a text editor's find-and-replace tool.

      • For example, if you want to replace all instances of 001 with 002, then enter 001 in the first field and 002 in the second. In this case, Campaign Manager will find 001 in the names of every item you selected and replace it with 002 (e.g., the name HTML5-001 would change to HTML5-002.)

    • Add a prefix to the names of each item you selected. For example, you might want to add Holiday- to the beginning of every ad name in your holiday campaign. In this case, you would enter Holiday- as a prefix and select every ad in your campaign. An ad named blue would be renamed Holiday-blue.

    • Add a suffix to the names of each item you selected. For example, you might want to add -sports to the end of every ad name in your sports campaign. In this case, you would enter -sports as a suffix and select every ad in your campaign. An ad named beverage would be renamed beverage-sports.

Change creative start or end dates
  1. Find ads in your campaign that have creatives which you want to update.

  2. Select these creatives under the assigned ads.

    • Each row you select must be part of an ad-creative assignment structure in your campaign view. Only select creatives in rows under placements where you want to change the creative run dates.

    • You do not need to select the ads for these changes, just the assigned creatives beneath them.

  3. Click Edit multiple.

  4. Enter new start or end dates in the "Basic" section.

  5. Click Make changes.
Change creative rotation weight
  1. Find ads where you want to change the creative rotation weight of assigned creatives.

  2. Select one or more creatives under these ads in your campaign view.

    • Each row you select must be part of an ad-creative assignment structure in your campaign view. Only select creatives in rows under ads where you want to change the rotation weight.

    • You do not need to select the ads for these changes, just the assigned creatives beneath them.

  3. Click Edit multiple.

  4. View the "Creative assignments" section and set rotation weights.

    You cannot change the rotation weight for a creative unless its assigned ad is set to use a custom rotation in the ad properties. If you have trouble changing the rotation, open your ad and check the "Creative assignments" section of the ad properties. Make sure the creative rotation is set to Custom.

  5. Click Make changes.

Change ad start or end dates
  1. Find placements where you want to change ad run dates.

  2. Select one or more ads under these placements in your campaign view.

    • Each row you select must be part of an ad-placement assignment structure in your campaign view. Only select ads in rows under placements where you want to change the ad run dates.

    • You do not need to select the placements for these changes, just the assigned ads beneath them.

  3. Click Edit multiple.

  4. Enter new start or end dates in the "Basic" section.

  5. Click Make changes.

Change whether an item is included in rotation

This setting corresponds to the "Include in rotation" column in your campaign.

  1. Find the assignment structures where you want to update rotation.

    • If you want to change whether creatives are included in rotation with ads, find the assigned ads in your campaign. Then select the creatives under these ads.

    • If you want to change whether ads are included in rotation with placements, find the assigned placements in your campaign. Then select the ads under these placements.

    Only select ads or creatives that you want to take in or out of rotation. (If you have unrelated changes to make, you can also select placements or unassigned items.)

  2. Click Edit multiple.

  3. View the "Basic" section. Choose Yes or No in the "Include in rotation" row.

  4. Click Make changes.

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?