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Facebook Ads Campaign Start/End Date

I'm trying to pull data from Facebook Ads Manager, specifically, the campaign name, as well as the each campaign's start and end date. I see start/end dimensions, but they only work on the ad set level, not the campaign level.


Is there a way I can pull campaign name and each campaign's start and end date? 

  • Hi Dominic,

    Thanks for your question.


    I discussed this with our Facebook lead developer, and we found that campaign start and end dates are available in the API, and we can add them to the connector dimensions. Due to some task prioritizing, it might take us some time to have the fields implemented. Stay tuned, the fields should be there within a few days. 


    Best regards,

    Supermetrics team


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  • Wow, great! Thank you for the response, and I look forward to using the feature. 

  • Hello, I wanted to follow-up with the timeline for this update. I'm interested in purchasing Supermetrics as the reporting software for the agency I work for, but I won't purchase until this functionality is added, so if you could update me when this has been updated, I'd truly appreciate it. Thanks.  


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  • Hallo, I have the same issue as Dominic: Need the start and enddate of a campaign before we can purchase. 


    Thanks for the update!

    Sofie

  • Hi,


    We have now added the following dimensions:

    - Campaign start date

    - Campaign end date

    - Campaign start date & time

    - Campaign end date & time


    You can find them in the "Campaign details" section.


    Best regards,

    Supermetrics team


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  • Thank you so much! 

  • hi! can we get this on an individual ad level? 


    - Ad start date

    - Ad end date


    It would be so helpful as I have to do a ton of manual work right now to add these dates in. I see that you guys have this for Campaign and Ad Set - can we please get this added for Ads themselves?


    thanks!

  • Hi Shannon,


    Thanks for your question.


    There are unfortunately no start and end times for individual ads offered in Facebook API currently. If I've understood correctly, you can only set schedules on campaigns and ad sets, individual ads are more like on or off. 


    Let me know if there's something I missed here, and if you're able to discover relevant fields in Facebook Ads API. We're always happy to add more features as they become available.


    Thanks!

    - Heidi / Supermetrics team

  • Hi Heidi - would it be possible to pull the start date based on 1st date where Impressions <> 0 - basically when there is Impressions data that shows up for the ad (or something similar)? 

  • Hi Shannon,


    Sorry, I can't think of a way to filter that out directly. Perhaps you can fetch all ads for a date range split by date, and find a way to match a name of an ad to a date on the same row? I don't know the best way to go about that though. Perhaps you can get some ideas in this Excel article, as Sheets is very similar.


    Hope you find a good solution!


    Best,

    Heidi / Supermetrics team

  • ok - quick q: does facebook have a full list of facebook ads metrics in their API documentation? I want to dig through it a bit for other solutions

    (something like what you guys have here https://supermetrics.com/api/getFields?ds=FA&fieldType=met)


    I've looked through their docs and found pgs like this

    https://developers.facebook.com/docs/marketing-api/insights/parameters/v2.7#param


    but obviously that's not exactly what i'm looking for


    thanks!

  • Hi Shannon,


    We're not aware of any quick fully covering field listing on Facebook API docs side unfortunately - would be great to have that, you're right.

    Hope you can browse through and find what you need.


    Best,

    Heidi / Supermetrics team

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