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Shared Budget Automation

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Hi Community,


Just wondering if anyone knows of a script that will automatically change a Shared Budget on a specific date, say if a client wanted to raise their budget on a weekend and decrease it again when Monday rolls around.


Any help would be appreciated.


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Accepted by topic author Matthew L
November 2016

Re: Shared Budget Automation

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Hi @Matthew L getting and setting Shared Budget amounts is relatively easy; ironically, it's more difficult to determine the day of the week!  Something like this should work, sorry I can test it fully as I don't have any clients using shared budgets.


// script to change budget by day of week
// Jon Gritton 2016

// user vars
var BUDG_NAME = "the budget name";
var B_MON = 10;
var B_TUE = 15;
var B_WED = 20;
var B_THU = 30;
var B_FRI = 40;
var B_SAT = 50;
var B_SUN = 55;

function main() {

function getBudgetToday() {
  var budgArray = [B_SUN,B_MON,B_TUE,B_WED,B_THU,B_FRI,B_SAT];
  var d = new Date(Utilities.formatDate(new Date(), AdWordsApp.currentAccount().getTimeZone(), "MMM dd,yyyy HH:mm:ss"));
  var today = d.getDay();
  return budgArray[today];

function setBudget(budgetToday) {
  Logger.log("Budget for today is: " + budgetToday);
  var budgetIter = AdWordsApp.budgets()
    .withCondition("BudgetName = '" + BUDG_NAME + "'")
  while (budgetIter.hasNext()) {
    var thisBudget =;

Edit it to enter your own budget name and to change the daily budget figures for each day of the week then PREVIEW it and check the result is as expected before setting it to run on a schedule.  I'd recommend running daily at midnight.



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Shared Budget Automation

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Worked perfectly, thanks Jon!

Shared Budget Automation

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Hey Jon,


Is there a script that could increase budgets by 25% on a Monday and then reduce them on a Tuesday? 

It would need to be capable to do so for campaigns using shared budgets.