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Creating, Editing, & Deleting Objects Via Single & Multi-Edit

Introduction

Using Marin's editing functionality, you can now edit objects at all levels of the account hierarchy, without ever leaving the tab in which you're currently working. Both editing and deleting can be done in single edit mode (one object at a time) or in multi-edit mode (multiple objects at once). 

In this article, we'll walk you through the editing functionality and explain some of its core features and benefits. 

If you'd prefer to edit objects via a bulk upload, check out our dedicated article

Note: In this article, we'll walk through editing and deleting in both MarinOne and Marin Search.

Editing in Marin


Using Marin's editing functionality, in just a few clicks, you can make changes to objects that live within Marin's Grids. You can choose to update a variety of attributes, such as Dimensions, status, bids, and budgets. We're also working on rolling out new multi-edit attributes with each release, so stay tuned for more!

You can use the single and multi-edit features from any of the main Grids, including Campaigns, Groups, Keywords, Ads, and more. Best of all, single and multi-edits work in the same way from every Grid, so once you've mastered the functionality in one Grid, you'll be able to use it across Marin.

Single Edits

We designed the platform to offer a range of different options when it comes to object creation and editing. In MarinOne, you are able to use the single edit feature to create or edit any object. In Marin Search, you can single create or edit Campaigns, Groups, and Creatives.

This is useful in situations when you only want to make very minor changes at once.For larger tasks, we recommend using either multi-edit or bulk upload. To learn more about bulk uploads, check out our dedicated article

Multi-Edits

There are times when you don't want to update just one object, but you also don't want to update hundreds. That's where the Platform's multi-edit feature comes in very handy. 

In the space of just a few clicks, you can use multi-editing to make a variety of changes to multiple objects within the platform's grids. You can choose to update any one of the object's attributes; for example, a keyword's destination URL or bid override setting. On top of that, you can also assign dimensions to specific objects using multi-edit. 

You are able to use multi-edit in any one of the main grids. Best of all, multi-edit works the same way in every grid, so once you've mastered it in one platform (either MarinOne or Marin Search), you'll be able to use it everywhere within the platform using the same basic steps.  

How To edit Objects


Editing objects in Marin is easy! Just follow the steps below. 

In MarinOne

 

  1. First, log into the MarinOne platform and navigate to the specific tab where you'd like to make changes. For example, the Keywords tab.
     
  2. Use the check-boxes on the left-hand side of the Grid to select one object or a handful of objects you'd like to edit. 
     
  3. Click the Edit button ('pencil' icon) above the Grid. e2.png
     
  4. From here, you will see a variety of attributes that can be edited, such as Dimensions, Daily Budget, Status, and Bid Adjustments. These vary somewhat from one tab to the next.

    Make a selection from the options on the left-hand side of the editing pane.
     

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    Note: Don't see an attribute you'd like to edit? Keep checking back! We're rolling out new MarinOne functionality with each release. 
     
  5. Once you've selected the attribute you'd like to edit, you'll see a list of available editing options. These will vary depending on your selection, so be sure to take a careful look at what's available.

    As an example, if you'd like to edit the Search Bid, you'll see options to increase or decrease your bid along with precise details about the percentage or dollar value increase/decrease you'd like to execute. 
     

     
  6. Once you've entered all of your changes, click Apply
     

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  7. And that's it! Using single and multi-edits, you can make edits to dozens of objects at once. Happy editing!

In Marin Search

Single Edit

  1. First, log in to the Platform and navigate to the specific grid you'd like to make changes to. In Marin Search, you can single edit from the Campaigns, Groups, and Creatives tabs. 
     
  2. Use the checkboxes on the left-hand side of the grid to select all of the object you'd like to make changes to.
     

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  3. Click the Edit button ('pencil' icon) above the grid. 
     
  4. You have two options: Either use the drop-down box to select the specific field you'd like to change. For example, in the case of a creative you could update the Creative Text field. The other option is to click Go to settings and make your edits on the object's settings page. The choice is yours!
     

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  5. Once you've made your changes either via the edit bubble or the settings page, simply click Save and your edits will be queued for processing by the Platform. 

Multi-Edit

  1. First, log in to the Platform and navigate to the specific grid you'd like to make changes to. For example, the Keywords grid.
     
  2. Use the checkboxes on the left-hand side of the grid to select all of the objects you'd like to make changes to.
     
  3. Click the Edit button ('pencil' icon) above the grid. 
     

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  4. In the editing bubble that appears, you'll see a drop-down box from which you can choose a variety of attributes to change. Which options are available will depend on the specific type of object that you're editing, so be sure to explore each object type to learn what you can update. 
     

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  5. Select the relevant field in the editing bubble drop-down and your editing options will appear; for example, a text field or radio buttons. Here, you can make the change and it will be reflected in all of the objects you've selected. 
     

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  6. Once you've entered your changes, click Save and all of your object updates will be sent to the Activity Log to be posted to the publisher. You can also cancel these tasks from the Activity Log if you change your mind. 
     
  7. And that's it! Those are the basics of using multi-edit to make changes to multiple objects at once. 

how to delete objects


In MarinOne

  1. First, log into the MarinOne platform and navigate to the specific tab where you'd like to make changes. For example, the Keywords tab.
     
  2. Use the check-boxes on the left-hand side of the Grid to select one object or a handful of objects you'd like to edit. 
     
  3. Click the Edit button ('pencil' icon) above the Grid
     
  4. From the editing pane, select Delete from the left-hand navigation.
     

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  5. Click Apply to proceed.
     
Note: This action cannot be undone, so proceed with caution. 

In Marin Search

  1. First, log in to the Platform and navigate to the specific grid you'd like to make changes to. For example, the Keywords grid.
     
  2. Use the checkboxes on the left-hand side of the grid to select all of the objects you'd like to make changes to.
     
  3. Click the Delete button ('X' icon) above the grid. 
     
Note: This action cannot be undone, so proceed with caution. 

How to create objects


In Marin Search

Please note that the single create feature is currently only available in Marin Search. To create objects in MarinOne, please use a bulk upload. 

  1. As always, the first step is to log in to the Platform as normal.
     
  2. Next, head to the grid that holds the object type you'd like to create. For example, to add a new creative, click into the main Creatives tab. 
     
  3. Once you're looking at the relevant grid, click the + Create button. 
     

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  4. You'll now be taken through a number of steps to provide the details for your new object. The exact screen and fields you see will depend on the specific object, but you'll generally need to provide info such as the Publisher AccountCampaign or Group. The single edit screen will give you all of the details about what you'll need to provide. 
     

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  5. Upon clicking Next Step, you'll be able to enter even more detail about the particular object you're creating. For example, in the case of a creative, you'll be able to enter the ad text, URLs, and so on. You'll also be able to decide whether to tag your new object with any of your dimensions (if you have any), as well as setting up scheduled actions for this specific object. 
     

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  6. Once this final step is complete, you should be able to click Save, and your new object will be queued for posting to the publisher. You can either wait for the Platform to sync it automatically, or head to the Activity Log and push the object to the publisher manually. 
     
  7. And that's it! To add more single objects, simply rinse and repeat; however, for large-scale additions we'd always recommend multi-edit or bulk upload, which we'll explore in later Training articles. 

Important Notes


  • We're currently experiencing a bug that is triggered by the following:
    • Filtering one column with a mix of "Does not contain" and "Contains" statements. For example, if you'd like to filter your campaigns that contain "Brand X" but do not contain "Seasonal." 
    • And selecting all results, then applying a multi-edit. 

      As a workaround for this, we suggest the following:
       
    • Select all, then unselect one row and perform your multi-edit. You can then go back to the grid and select/edit the single row that was excluded in your previous multi-edit. 
    • Avoid mixing filter conditions on a column where you plan to do a multi-edit. You could instead place a filter on another column, such as Status or any other criteria that might set your object apart from others. 

 

 

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