Downloading status files from Content Manager
After processing a spreadsheet, YouTube will post status file(s) indicating the actions that YouTube performed when processing the package and whether each item was processed successfully.
To view your upload status files:
- Click the My Packages tab that appears under CONTENT DELIVERY in the left-side menu.
- Click into your package. Status files will be generated for packages that have completed processing.
- Click the Export button to download the status report.
Emailed status files
YouTube will also email the status file(s) (one email per metadata file) to the email address indicated in your upload settings. You can modify the email address for the uploader by going to Uploader accounts found under Settings in the left-side menu.
The filename of the status report will be based on the filename for the metadata file used in the delivery. The following table describes the status report filename assuming the original metadata file is named "metadata.csv":
|status-metadata.csv.xml||XML Status File||Deprecated XML format|
|report-metadata.csv||CSV Status File|
|errors-metadata.csv||CSV Errors File|
Report File Specification
Each report contains a header and a number of rows separated by commas. They may contain a variety of columns depending on the metadata template used for ingestion of the package. There are two columns which are consistent for all reports (Row number and Status.) Other columns vary depending on the template type and the type of data delivered. Some columns may be omitted from the report if they are not used.
|Column Name||Description||Template Types|
|Row number||Corresponds to the row number within the metadata template||
All template types
|Status||"Successful" or "Errors"||All template types|
|Channel||Channel ID||Web Video|
|Custom ID||Provided Custom ID||All templates updating assets|
|Custom Thumbnail||Provided thumbnail filename||Web Video|
|Video ID||Video ID||Web Video, Music Video, Localization|
|Asset ID||Asset ID||All templates updating assets|
|Claim ID||Claim ID||Web Video|
|Video file||Provided video file||Music Video|
|ISRC||ISRC code||Music Video, Sound Recording|
|Audio track||Provided audio file||Sound Recording, Localization|
|Caption file||Provided caption file||Localization|
|Provided composition asset ID||asset_id column value||Composition|
|Updated composition asset ID||Updated composition assets||Composition|
|Provided sound recording asset ID||related_asset_id column values||Composition|
|Updated sound recording asset ID||Updated sound recording assets||Composition|
|Widescreen artwork file||Provided widescreen artwork file||Show|
|Square artwork file||Provided square artwork file||Show|
|Show custom ID||Custom ID of the Show||Season|
|Season custom ID||Custom ID of the season||Season|
Error File Specification
If there are any errors listed within the status report, more details on the errors are provided within the error file.
|Error Code||Internal error code, String|
|Severity||Severity of the error, either "PERMANENT_ERROR" or "WARNING"|
|Error message||The detail of the error|
|Positions||The rows within the metadata template which are affected by the error|