Naming Conventions for Metadata Files
Name your Audience Optimization metadata file according to these specifications.
Syntax and ID Categories
The following syntax defines the structure of a well-formed metadata file name. Note, italics indicates a variable placeholder. The other elements are constants and do not change.
Do not use file extensions in your metadata files (.txt or other).
- The middle component 0 is technically the Parent ID, which is a legacy field. The value should always be set as 0 .
- The child ID can have a value between 1 and 10, depending on the dimension. See below:
Child ID dimensions
In the metadata file name, the child ID is an identifier that classifies the type of data in a file and places it into a hierarchy. You can tag the child ID in file name with the following category IDs:
- Advertiser (if using integration codes in a data source )
- Insertion Order (IO)
- Vertical (i.e., a specific industry or business category like "computers," "automobiles," "real estate," etc.)
- Business unit or brand
For a Creative metadata file, the file name could be 20190115_0_2.