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How to set up the start date of data import: features and limitations

What is The start date of data import

The start date of data import option determines when OWOX BI Pipeline should start importing the data from an advertising service to Google BigQuery. You can specify the start date either during creating a new pipeline or by editing the already existing pipeline settings.

When a new pipeline is created, The start date of data import is set to the current date by default. You can change the default value to either a past or a future date.

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Please note that some limitations are applied to the historical data import. You can check it below.

Data import for the past dates

If you specify a past date for The start date of data import option, OWOX BI Pipeline will import the historical data to Google BigQuery. Yet, the following limitations are applied:

  • For Yandex.Market —> Google BigQuery pipeline, OWOX BI imports the data for the last 30 days.
  • For pipelines from Facebook Ads / LinkedIn / Yandex.Direct to Google BigQuery, The start date of data import should be not later than the 1st day of the previous month. If you need data that covers a longer period, contact our Support at bi@owox.com.
  • For pipelines from other ad services to Google BigQuery, the max period of historical data import depends on your subscription 

- if you’re subscribed to the Marketing Data, Reports & Attribution, or Enterprise Plan, OWOX BI imports the data for the last 6 months;

- if you're subscribed to the Start Plan, the Service imports the data for the last 2 months.

Data import starting from a future date

If you specify a future date for The start date of data import option, OWOX BI Pipeline will start importing the data only when this date comes. No data will be imported before the specified date.

Changing The start date of data import for the already existing pipeline

At any time, you can edit The start date of data import for the already existing pipelines. To do it, navigate your OWOX BI project: List of pipelines > Open selected pipeline > Settings.

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If you change the current value to a past date, OWOX BI Pipeline will upload the missing data for the specified period. 

If you change the current value to a future date, OWOX BI Pipeline will stop importing the data until the specified date. The already imported data will be preserved. 



Read about the features and limitations of the start date of data import for Ad Services —> Google Analytics pipelines.

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