Engine status column

Indicates the status of a campaign, ad group, keyword, or other campaign item as reported by a supported search engine account. Possible statuses (depending on the type of external account) include Eligible, Disapproved, Budget constrained, etc.

This column doesn't report status for social or engine track accounts.

For example, a campaign in a Bing Ads engine account displays Budget paused in this column if you set a daily budget and the budget is exceeded before the end of the day.

To use this column in a formula column, specify the Engine_status variable.

Add this column to a report
  1. Navigate to any reporting table, such as a keywords reporting table.

  2. Click the Columns button above the performance summary graph.

  3. Next to Available columns, type the column name in the search box and press the Enter key.

  4. Click + next to the column name in the Available columns list.

    Note that dashes (---) in the Engine status column usually indicate that trafficking errors are preventing DoubleClick Search from obtaining the status.


Descriptions of engine status

Each of the supported engines may display unique engine status in DS. For example, AdWords displays Eligible as a campaign engine status while Baidu displays Effective to reflect a similar status. The following links provide more information about the engine status for each engine.

AdWords engine status

View descriptions of AdWords engine status in AdWords Help.

Bing Ads engine status

DoubleClick Search doesn't support Bing Ads engine or delivery status. Instead, DoubleClick Search reports the status of a campaign, ad group, keyword, or ad in the Engine status column. 

View descriptions of entity status in the Microsoft Developer Network documentation.

Yahoo! Japan engine status

View descriptions of Yahoo! Japan engine status in Yahoo! Japan Help.

Baidu engine status

Yahoo! Gemini engine status

Find descriptions of Yahoo! Gemini engine status in Yahoo! Gemini Help.

Removed campaigns and other items

If you remove a campaign, ad group, keyword, or other item, DS can no longer check with the engine for status or other settings. All columns will show the value reported by the engine at the time that you removed the item. This is true if you use DS to remove an item or if you sign into the engine and remove the item.

For example, you sign into AdWords and remove an "Eligible" campaign. When you view the Engine status column, you'll see "Eligible" since this is the last engine status that DS received for this campaign.

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?