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Transfer Data from Excel to Google Campaign Manager

This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to Google Campaign Manager using the Excel Add-In for Google Campaign Manager.

The CData Excel Add-In for Google Campaign Manager enables you to edit and save Google Campaign Manager data directly from Excel. This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to Google Campaign Manager. This technique is useful if you want to work on Google Campaign Manager data in Excel and update changes, or if you have a whole spreadsheet you want to import into Google Campaign Manager. In this example, you will use the CampaignPerformance table; however, the same process will work for any table that can be retrieved by the CData Excel Add-In.

Establish a Connection

If you have not already done so, create a new Google Campaign Manager connection by clicking From Google Campaign Manager on the ribbon.

Google Campaign Manager uses the OAuth authentication standard. The data provider facilitates OAuth in various ways as described below. The following OAuth flow requires the authenticating user to interact with DoubleClick Campaign Manager, using the browser. You can also use a service account to authenticate.

For authentication guides, see the Getting Started section of the data provider help documentation.

Retrieve Data from Google Campaign Manager

To insert data into Google Campaign Manager, you will first need to retrieve data from the Google Campaign Manager table you want to add to. This links the Excel spreadsheet to the Google Campaign Manager table selected: After you retrieve data, any changes you make to the data are highlighted in red.

  1. Click the From Google Campaign Manager button on the CData ribbon. The Data Selection wizard is displayed.
  2. In the Table or View menu, select the CampaignPerformance table.
  3. In the Maximum Rows menu, select the number of rows you want to retrieve. If you want to insert rows, you need to retrieve only one row. The Query box will then display the SQL query that corresponds to your request.
  4. In the Sheet Name box, enter the name for the sheet that will be populated. By default the add-in will create a new sheet with the name of the table.

Insert Rows to Google Campaign Manager

After retrieving data, you can add data from an existing spreadsheet in Excel.

  1. In a cell after the last row, enter a formula referencing the corresponding cell from the other spreadsheet; for example, =MyCampaignPerformanceSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to Google Campaign Manager, select the cells that you are inserting data into and drag the formula down as far as needed. The referenced values you want to add will be displayed on the CampaignPerformance sheet.
  3. Highlight the rows you want to insert and click the Insert Rows button.

As each row is inserted, the Id value will appear in the Id column and the row's text will change to black, indicating that the record has been inserted.