Scheduling

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 04:53PM CEST

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    BannerFlow Scheduling allows you to dictate the order in which your banner sets are displayed live. If you have a banner set that you’re looking to effectively "pause" when it is live, you can enable this through creating schedules.

    When using BannerFlow Scheduling, it is important to have a backup banner set in place. This ensures that you always have a banner that will be shown if you decide to alter or remove something from the schedule.
     

    Using placeholders

    In the scheduling function, you can plan banner sets to run for a designated period. When inserting a banner set to the calendar, you are required to set placeholders. Placeholders are essentially a blank canvas designed to run a particular banner set of your choice. Each placeholder has a particular size as well as a translation and creates its banner tag. This is the canvas in which you will be working within and will make your alterations.

    How to create a schedule

    Creating a schedule is a simple process of dragging and dropping your banner set to the calendar and extending it between the dates required. You can have multiple banner sets running on the same date. 


    You can click on these elements and select if they are to be active or paused. If you pause a banner set, the next one that is designated in the queue will be used. If there is no other banner on the scheduled date, it will revert to your backup banner set.



    There are a few methods that you can follow when it comes to creating an approval process change with scheduling. 
     

    Scheduling approval process method

    We recommend that you first and foremost, create a backup banner set. 


    Backup Banner set: Once your scheduled banner set comes to an end this ensures that you banner does not revert to a blank white canvas, and there is always a banner in place. The placeholder will only be filled if the size and translation are the same in the banner sets.

    Eg. English 250x250 will not fill a placeholder of English 250x300.

    Option 1

    If you currently have a banner set that is live which you require to be paused, you can pause the banner set element in the schedule. The placeholder will then be filled by your chosen backup banner set. Edit the existing banner set, and send this banner set to get approved. Once approved, you can simply set the element to ‘active’ in the scheduling view.

    Option 2

    If you currently have a banner set that is live which you require to be changed, you can have two banner sets running simultaneously. The second banner set (duplicated in the banner set view) is the one in which you send to the approval process. When dragging this to the timeline, make sure this banner set is paused. This will ensure that the banner set is not shown before you wish to have it visible. Once this is approved, just activate the second banner set and delete the first.
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