Bulk Upload

The DSP makes it possible to upload Ads in bulk. This feature is available for HTML/Text and Image Ads. The DSP does not limit the number of Ads you can bulk upload at one time.
  1. Navigate to the DSP logo in the upper left corner. The DSP shows a menu for Advertisers and Admin.

  2. Select the Account that contains your advertiser, and then select your Advertiser. The DSP will display all of the advertiser's campaigns. 

  3. Select Creatives > Ads from the left-hand menu to open the Ad Cards UI.

  4. Click Bulk Upload and select an Ad Type from the drop-down; HTML/Text or Images.

5. After selecting 1 of the 2 options, you will be prompted to drag and drop a file.

6A. If HTML/Text is selected, most third-party ad tags will be supported. Simply drag and drop the file as is. A green checkmark will appear if the file is supported, and a red X if the file is not. If the file is not supported, click Download Template to manually fill in the template before dragging and dropping it again once complete.

6B. If Images is selected, you must click Download Template to manually fill in the template and include the .xlxs file in a .zip file with all images. If these steps have been followed correctly, a green checkmark will appear if the file is suppoted, or a red X if there is an error with the .zip file that will need to be corrected.

7. Upon clicking Upload, a confirmation message will appear letting you know that your Bulk Upload is being processed. Selecting Close will bring you back to the main Ad Cards sceen. Selecting Status Page will direct you to the Bulk Upload Status page, where you can check on the status of your recent upload, or any previous uploads for this Advertiser.

8. Within the Bulk Upload Status page, the most recent bulk upload should appear at the top of the list. Below is an example of the Process Page. A progress bar is present that will provide the % of the status of the upload

Once the progress is completed the progress will be at 100% as shown below:

Available “Grid Columns” can be accessed by clicking the upper left-hand column box:

The table below reflects the individual columns that may be displayed on the Bulk Upload Status page, along with the different values that could appear.

Column

Default

Possible Values

File Name

Shown

Name of the file that was uploaded

Status

Shown

  • Queued = File is in line to be processed.

  • Processing = File is currently being processed and ads are being created.

  • Complete = File has finished processing and ads have been created, unless an error message is displayed in the Feedback column.

Progress

Shown

Contains progress bar that updates in real-time as an upload processes

Start Date

Shown

The date displayed will indicate the date that the Bulk Upload started. Includes a timestamp for when a bulk upload started

End Date

Shown

The date displayed will indicate the date that the Bulk Upload finished. Includes a timestamp for when a bulk upload is completed

Feedback

Shown

Will display Queued or Processing if either of these is displayed under the Status column, otherwise will indicate the total number of ads created, the total number of ads that were in the attachment, along with any errors that occurred during the validation process.

Ads cannot be set live until any errors have been corrected. Be sure to check the ad names listed to view what the specific error is. If Failed to Parse is displayed, then the file could not be processed and no ads could be created. The recommendation is to use the Generic Template (via Download Template) to bulk upload your ads. 

Download Result

Shown

Allows the user to download a line-by-line report of each ad that was created, along with details on any issues with creating each ad

S3 Location 

Hidden

TBD

ID

Hidden

Indicates the identification number of a given Bulk Upload file. This number can be referenced for any troubleshooting purposes. 

Parent Type

Hidden

TBD

Metadata

Hidden

TBD

9. As noted above, the Bulk Upload Status page will need to be refreshed in order to view the most up-to-date statuses. You may leave and access this page at any time to check on the status of any Bulk Uploads, which can be done by navigating to [Advertiser Name] > Creatives > Bulk Upload Status.