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Where has the Validate button on PLA auto targets gone?

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Hey People,

 

I've been re-working some data sources for a PLA campaign, but can't seem to find the 'Validate' button in the auto targets section to double check it's correct.

 

Does anyone know if it was removed, or am I looking in the wrong place?!

 

Thanks!

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It's back today. Maybe it was something to do with the recent update as in this alert:

 

"Announcing changes to your regular PLA campaigns: Use the campaign Settings tab to link your Merchant Center account and set up product inventory filters on your regular Product Listing Ads campaigns."

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Good catch! It's gone, sadly. No idea why.
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Thanks Calin, glad it's not just me going mad!

I guess it's been removed to push advertisers to shopping campaigns...

Kris

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Now why would anything like that ever happen? Smiley Happy
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Lol Smiley Happy

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No idea
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It's back today. Maybe it was something to do with the recent update as in this alert:

 

"Announcing changes to your regular PLA campaigns: Use the campaign Settings tab to link your Merchant Center account and set up product inventory filters on your regular Product Listing Ads campaigns."

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It's gone for me again today...help???

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We are experiencing the same issue here; no way to validate new auto targets.

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Does anyone have more info on the missing validate button/capability? It is critical for auditing auto targets for errors.