Transfer Data from Excel to LinkedIn Ads

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Excel Add-In for LinkedIn Ads

The LinkedIn Ads Excel Add-In is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live LinkedIn Ads data, directly from Microsoft Excel.

Use Excel to read, write, and update LinkedIn Ads Analytics, Campaings, Conversion, Forms, etc. Perfect for mass imports / exports / updates, data cleansing & de-duplication, Excel based data analysis, and more!

This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to LinkedIn Ads using the Excel Add-In for LinkedIn Ads.

The CData Excel Add-In for LinkedIn Ads enables you to edit and save LinkedIn Ads data directly from Excel. This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to LinkedIn Ads. This technique is useful if you want to work on LinkedIn Ads data in Excel and update changes, or if you have a whole spreadsheet you want to import into LinkedIn Ads. In this example, you will use the Analytics 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 LinkedIn Ads connection by clicking From LinkedIn Ads on the ribbon.

LinkedIn Ads uses the OAuth authentication standard. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with LinkedIn using the browser. See the OAuth section in the Help documentation for a guide.

Retrieve Data from LinkedIn Ads

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

  1. Click the From LinkedIn Ads button on the CData ribbon. The Data Selection wizard is displayed.
  2. In the Table or View menu, select the Analytics 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 LinkedIn Ads

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, =MyAnalyticsSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to LinkedIn Ads, 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 Analytics 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.