You can activate an inactive job, deactivate an active job, or cancel a deactivation. Move your mouse to the button for the relevant job. Hover over it to see the status change that you can make. Click it to change the job’s status.

Button

Status

Action

Job is active

To deactivate the job, click the button and select Deactivate. You are asked to confirm the change. The status is changed to Active deactivating. This is because it takes time to stop all the ads for that job. It only becomes inactive at midnight.

Deactivating an original job that is expanded will automatically deactivate all its job variants as well. pandoIQ will let you know how many job variants have been updated.

Deactivating a job variant will not affect the status of its original job.

Job is active, deactivation in progress

If you deactivated the wrong job or changed your mind, you can cancel the deactivation. Click the button and select Cancel deactivation. You are asked to confirm the change. The job becomes active immediately, but it may take up to 24 hours for it to be republished on all job sites.

Job is Inactive

To activate an inactive job, click the button and select Activate. You are asked to confirm the change. The job becomes active immediately, but it may take up to 24 hours to fully publish it on all job sites.

Activating an original job that is expanded will automatically activate some or all its job variants. The variants that will be activated are those that were active at the time at which the original job was deactivated. pandoIQ will let you know how many job variants have been updated.

Activating a job variant is possible only if its original job is active.


Notes

  1. If you activate a job while the campaign is paused, the job will not be published immediately but will be eligible for distribution and spending once the campaign is resumed.

  2. Deactivating a job within the pandoIQ analytics user interface during a campaign cycle overrides other automated processes and prevents it from being activated automatically if the job is included in the feed or is scraped from the site. The job can only be reactivated within the pandoIQ analytics user interface. Once a job is reactivated within the pandoIQ analytics user interface, pandoIQ will resume pulling it automatically from feeds and scrapes during the campaign cycle.

  3. You cannot activate a job if less than 5% of the campaign cycle’s budget remains. If you try, you’ll see an “Activation failed” message.

  4. There is a limit to the number of times you can change the status of a job within a 30-minute period.

    Example: Activate an inactive job, then deactivate it. The job’s status is now Active deactivating. If you try to cancel the deactivation (i.e., activate the job), this status change will fail, and you’ll see a “Timeout” message.

  5. You are asked to confirm the activation or deactivation of a job. There is an option to no longer see messages of this type (“Do not show this message again”). If you select it, you will no longer be asked to confirm the action. Instead, you’ll see a pulsing blue line showing that the action is being validated. If there are no problems (and thus no alerts), you may carry on working with pandoIQ.


How to activate and deactivate a job

  1. Hover over the job row and click the status icon.

  2. Click the action button.

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