Campaign Budget Assignment

Assign a budget to a campaign

After you have created a CampaignBudget with CampaignBudgetService or identified an existing one, you need to use its resource_name field value in a subsequent call to CampaignService. Note that you can end up with an orphaned budget (a budget associated with no campaign) when the campaign assignment operation fails but the budget creation operation succeeds. We recommend you either reuse or remove such budgets.

New campaign

For a new campaign, in the CampaignOperation.create, set the campaign_budget field of the Campaign object to a budget resource name, as demonstrated in the code example below.

Java

// Creates the campaign.
Campaign campaign =
    Campaign.newBuilder()
        .setName("Interplanetary Cruise #" + System.currentTimeMillis())
        .setAdvertisingChannelType(AdvertisingChannelType.SEARCH)
        // Recommendation: Set the campaign to PAUSED when creating it to prevent
        // the ads from immediately serving. Set to ENABLED once you've added
        // targeting and the ads are ready to serve
        .setStatus(CampaignStatus.PAUSED)
        // Sets the bidding strategy and budget.
        .setManualCpc(ManualCpc.newBuilder().build())
        .setCampaignBudget(budgetResourceName)
        // Adds the networkSettings configured above.
        .setNetworkSettings(networkSettings)
        // Optional: Sets the start & end dates.
        .setStartDate(new DateTime().plusDays(1).toString("yyyyMMdd"))
        .setEndDate(new DateTime().plusDays(30).toString("yyyyMMdd"))
        .build();

C#

// Create the campaign.
Campaign campaign = new Campaign()
{
    Name = "Interplanetary Cruise #" + ExampleUtilities.GetRandomString(),
    AdvertisingChannelType = AdvertisingChannelType.Search,

    // Recommendation: Set the campaign to PAUSED when creating it to prevent
    // the ads from immediately serving. Set to ENABLED once you've added
    // targeting and the ads are ready to serve
    Status = CampaignStatus.Paused,

    // Set the bidding strategy and budget.
    ManualCpc = new ManualCpc(),
    CampaignBudget = budget,

    // Set the campaign network options.
    NetworkSettings = new NetworkSettings
    {
        TargetGoogleSearch = true,
        TargetSearchNetwork = true,
        TargetContentNetwork = false,
        TargetPartnerSearchNetwork = false
    },

    // Optional: Set the start date.
    StartDate = DateTime.Now.AddDays(1).ToString("yyyyMMdd"),

    // Optional: Set the end date.
    EndDate = DateTime.Now.AddYears(1).ToString("yyyyMMdd"),
};

PHP

$campaign = new Campaign([
    'name' => 'Interplanetary Cruise #' . uniqid(),
    'advertising_channel_type' => AdvertisingChannelType::SEARCH,
    // Recommendation: Set the campaign to PAUSED when creating it to prevent
    // the ads from immediately serving. Set to ENABLED once you've added
    // targeting and the ads are ready to serve.
    'status' => CampaignStatus::PAUSED,
    // Sets the bidding strategy and budget.
    'manual_cpc' => new ManualCpc(),
    'campaign_budget' => $budgetResourceName,
    // Adds the network settings configured above.
    'network_settings' => $networkSettings,
    // Optional: Sets the start and end dates.
    'start_date' => date('Ymd', strtotime('+1 day')),
    'end_date' => date('Ymd', strtotime('+1 month'))
]);

Python

# Create campaign.
campaign_operation = client.get_type("CampaignOperation", version="v6")
campaign = campaign_operation.create
campaign.name = "Interplanetary Cruise %s" % uuid.uuid4()
campaign.advertising_channel_type = client.get_type(
    "AdvertisingChannelTypeEnum"
).SEARCH

# Recommendation: Set the campaign to PAUSED when creating it to prevent
# the ads from immediately serving. Set to ENABLED once you've added
# targeting and the ads are ready to serve.
campaign.status = client.get_type("CampaignStatusEnum", version="v6").PAUSED

# Set the bidding strategy and budget.
campaign.manual_cpc.enhanced_cpc_enabled = True
campaign.campaign_budget = campaign_budget_response.results[0].resource_name

# Set the campaign network options.
campaign.network_settings.target_google_search = True
campaign.network_settings.target_search_network = True
campaign.network_settings.target_content_network = False
campaign.network_settings.target_partner_search_network = False

Ruby

# Create campaign.
campaign = client.resource.campaign do |c|
  c.name = "Interplanetary Cruise #{(Time.new.to_f * 1000).to_i}"
  c.advertising_channel_type = :SEARCH

  # Recommendation: Set the campaign to PAUSED when creating it to prevent
  # the ads from immediately serving. Set to ENABLED once you've added
  # targeting and the ads are ready to serve.
  c.status = :PAUSED

  # Set the bidding strategy and budget.
  c.manual_cpc = client.resource.manual_cpc
  c.campaign_budget = return_budget.results.first.resource_name

  # Set the campaign network options.
  c.network_settings = client.resource.network_settings do |ns|
    ns.target_google_search = true
    ns.target_search_network = true
    ns.target_content_network = false
    ns.target_partner_search_network = false
  end

  # Optional: Set the start date.
  c.start_date = DateTime.parse((Date.today + 1).to_s).strftime('%Y%m%d')

  # Optional: Set the end date.
  c.end_date = DateTime.parse((Date.today.next_year).to_s).strftime('%Y%m%d')
end

Perl

# Create a campaign.
my $campaign = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::V6::Resources::Campaign->new({
    name                   => "Interplanetary Cruise #" . uniqid(),
    advertisingChannelType => SEARCH,
    # Recommendation: Set the campaign to PAUSED when creating it to stop
    # the ads from immediately serving. Set to ENABLED once you've added
    # targeting and the ads are ready to serve.
    status => PAUSED,
    # Set the bidding strategy and budget.
    manualCpc => Google::Ads::GoogleAds::V6::Common::ManualCpc->new(
      {enhancedCpcEnabled => "true"}
    ),
    campaignBudget => $campaign_budgets_response->{results}[0]{resourceName},
    # Set the campaign network options.
    networkSettings =>
      Google::Ads::GoogleAds::V6::Resources::NetworkSettings->new({
        targetGoogleSearch         => "true",
        targetSearchNetwork        => "true",
        targetContentNetwork       => "false",
        targetPartnerSearchNetwork => "false"
      }
      ),
    # Optional: Set the start date. The campaign starts tomorrow.
    startDate => strftime("%Y%m%d", localtime(time + 60 * 60 * 24)),
    # Optional: Set the end date. The campaign runs for 30 days.
    endDate => strftime("%Y%m%d", localtime(time + 60 * 60 * 24 * 30)),
  });

Existing campaign

To replace the budget of an existing campaign, in a CampaignOperation.update, set the campaign_budget field of the Campaign object to the resource name of an existing budget (along with any other campaign fields that you might want to set). Note that this will replace the existing budget assigned to the campaign with the one specified by the campaign_budget field, since a campaign can be associated with only one budget at a time.

Dissociate a budget from a campaign

A campaign must always be associated with a budget. You can remove a budget from a campaign by changing the budget associated with the campaign, thereby replacing it with another budget. To identify campaigns using a particular budget, continue to the next section.

Retrieve campaigns assigned to a budget

Obtaining the list of campaigns that use the same budget can be helpful in balancing budget utilization. The following GAQL query will return all campaigns for the specified budget ID:

SELECT campaign.id
FROM campaign
WHERE campaign_budget.id = campaign_budget_id