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Preview dynamic assets from your spreadsheet

Contact your DoubleClick representative to enable asset previews for your account. After the feature is enabled, your account name will be included in dynamic paths, which is required for the Dynamic Asset Viewer to work.

If you host your assets in Asset Library and edit your dynamic feed using Google Sheets, you can install an add-on that will allow you to preview your assets directly from your spreadsheet. The add-on is only available in English at this time. Learn more about Google Sheets add-ons

How to use the add-on:

  1. Install the DoubleClick Dynamic Asset Viewer add-on for Google Sheets.
  2. Authorize the add-on to run, then click Add-ons > DoubleClick Dynamic Asset Viewer > View assets.
  3. Authorize access to your DoubleClick Studio account.
  4. Select a cell containing a dynamic path and click "View asset" to see a preview.

Troubleshooting

If the add-on isn't working in your feed and the only menu option you see is "Help", use the following steps to enable the add-on:

  1. Click Add-ons > Manage add-ons...
  2. Find DoubleClick Dynamic Asset Viewer. Click "Manage" > "Use in this document".

Supported asset types for spreadsheet previews

Below is a complete list of previewable asset file types when using the DoubleClick Dynamic Asset Viewer:

  • audio (.MP3, .WAV, .WMA)
  • images (.PNG, .GIF, .JPEG, .SVG)
  • video (.OGV, .MP4, .WEBM)
  • .CSS, .HTML, .JS, .JSON, .TXT

Preview is not available for the following types:

  • Fonts (.EOT, .OTF, .TTF, .WOFF, .WOFF2)
  • .CSV, .PDF, .XML

Instead, you can download these file types directly from the preview panel and preview them locally.

Update dynamic paths in existing spreadsheets

After asset previews are enabled in your account, all dynamic paths that you copy or download from Studio will include your account name, which is required for the previews to work. To use dynamic asset previews in spreadsheets that were created before your account was enabled, update your old dynamic paths to the new format.

To update paths, you can either download new paths from Studio, or do a search and replace for the dynamic paths in your spreadsheet to add your Studio account name to the old dynamic paths.

Old paths versus new paths

Old dynamic path Before asset previews are enabled on your account, the dynamic path for an image looks like this:
DRM_Asset:My Advertiser/AssetLibraryPath/image2_burger.jpg
New dynamic
path
After asset previews are enabled, the account is added to the front of the path:
DRM_Asset:My Account/My Advertiser/AssetLibraryPath/image2_burger.jpg
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