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How Can You Push Audiences From The UI To The Editor

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I create all of my audiences through the AdWords UI and often times I would like to apply these across the entire account, which I do so using the Editor. I usually have to wait about 12 hours before I can pull a "recent changes" in the editor that will acknowledge the change and retreive the audience. Is there any way to do this so that I can use the newly created audience in the Editor much sooner? 

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Re: How Can You Push Audiences From The UI To The Editor

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You can do Get Recent Changes > More data (slower) - this should pick up any changes immediately, as soon as they are made.

The "slower" option works by re-downloading the whole account, and figuring out any differences between the new data coming from the server and the data stored locally (from previous download or sync). The "download whole account" part is, of course, what makes it slow, especially for very large accounts.

The "faster" option downloads only those parts of the account that have actually changed. That works based on change history: in the online interface, see Tools > Change History - as soon as the change appears there, it should also be picked up by Get Recent Changes > Basic (faster). It is normal for change history to be about 5 minutes behind; occasionally, it could be up to 2 hours behind.

I believe there was one day last week when change history had a huge backlog - some kind of server issue, I don't really know the details. But that should be a very rare exception - a delay of 12 hours is not normal. Do you experience such delays with some regularity?

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You can do Get Recent Changes > More data (slower) - this should pick up any changes immediately, as soon as they are made.

The "slower" option works by re-downloading the whole account, and figuring out any differences between the new data coming from the server and the data stored locally (from previous download or sync). The "download whole account" part is, of course, what makes it slow, especially for very large accounts.

The "faster" option downloads only those parts of the account that have actually changed. That works based on change history: in the online interface, see Tools > Change History - as soon as the change appears there, it should also be picked up by Get Recent Changes > Basic (faster). It is normal for change history to be about 5 minutes behind; occasionally, it could be up to 2 hours behind.

I believe there was one day last week when change history had a huge backlog - some kind of server issue, I don't really know the details. But that should be a very rare exception - a delay of 12 hours is not normal. Do you experience such delays with some regularity?

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thank you very much. This is going to be extremely helpful in the future.