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Problem with the Start-Date on AdWords Editor

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Hello,

 

I have bulk-edited several campaigns, changing the start date. From these campaigns, 36 had already begun and the editor is asking me to re-enter the original date that each campaign was created. Otherwise, it will not post.

 

But the thing is that I don't have this info anymore. I can't undo. AdWords Editor is asking me to input a date that it knows (because is the only date that would accept) but I don't. What am I supposed to do?

 

Thanks,

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Problem with the Start-Date on AdWords Editor

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PS: I can't "revert" because it'd erase all of the changes in budget, end settings, etc. that I've done today.

Problem with the Start-Date on AdWords Editor

Google Employee
# 3
Google Employee

If you hover over the edited cell in the grid, a tooltip will pop up that will show the new and old value.

 

Another approach is to revert, note the original value, then undo (this will undo the revert, putting your edits back), and finally enter that original value.

Problem with the Start-Date on AdWords Editor

Badged Google Partner
# 4
Badged Google Partner

Can you just select them all and make the start date today?

Problem with the Start-Date on AdWords Editor

Google Employee
# 5
Google Employee

No, that wouldn't help. For an existing campaign that's already started (that is, whose start date is in the past), start date cannot be changed, whether to today's date or otherwise. You'll get the same error if you try.

Problem with the Start-Date on AdWords Editor

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Folks, thanks for your quick answers. Unfortunately, I couldn't use the tooltip as it never showed up when hovering the textbox field. I tried several times, giving and losing the focus on the textbox (clicking) but it did not work.

 

What I eventually had to do use my home computer where a I had downloaded an earlier version of the acc and search and revert campaign by campaign.

 

It was weird that neither the tooltip nor the CTR Z worked. I'm using the latest version of Editor for mac.

 

Thanks

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Problem with the Start-Date on AdWords Editor

Google Employee
# 7
Google Employee

You don't hover over the text box in the edit pane at the bottom. You hover over the grid cell in the main grid above it. You'll see the tooltip there.