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This integration allows you to create advertising campaigns on Yahoo! Ads using a customized list of 1st party data from company websites and mission-critical systems related to Yahoo! DMP. Treasure Data helps you send your own user segment to Yahoo! DMP.

The only DMP that can utilize Yahoo! JAPAN's big data.
Yahoo! DMP supports the marketing activities of companies with simple settings, various marketing channels, and flexible expandability. In addition to delivering ads in various formats, Yahoo! DMP can be used for email delivery, web page optimization, etc., so you can take a strategic approach at the right time and means. Strategic marketing communication is possible due to the various advertising distribution aspects unique to Yahoo! JAPAN.

With the Treasure Data export, you can engage in:

  • Direct Targeting: Create a user segment on TreasureData using your own analysis. Then you can send it to Yahoo! DMP and set up an advertising targeting campaign with it as a CustomList on Yahoo! Ads.
  • Custom Segment Targeting: Send user data with its attributions to analyze and create custom segments on Yahoo! DMP to Yahoo! DMP, and set up an advertising targeting campaign with it as CustomList on Yahoo! Ads. 

The diagram describes the flow for DIrect Targeting and Custom Segment Targeting.



Prerequisites

  • Treasure Data account

  • Yahoo! Ads and Yahoo! DMP accounts

Limitations

  • This integration doesn’t support creating a custom segment on Yahoo! DMP.
    As a workaround, you can use the Yahoo! DMP integration through Yahoo! Tag Manager (YTM) instead.

  • The connector only supports uploading 1 GB of records, after compressing.

  • The integration just uploads files to Yahoo!. It could fail during importing and matching in Yahoo!. So when customers want to check if parameters are valid or not, have to check on Yahoo! Ads console.

About Identifying a User

With Treasure Data, you have the following ways to identify a user:

MethodDescriptionNotes
td_global_id

A 3rd party cookie provided by Treasure Data.

It allows you to identify users without implementing CookieSync on your because the td_global_id is always synced on  the Yahoo! Japan website.


hashed email

Allow you to identify users without Cookie. Emails sent to Yahoo! DMP, create a user list by matching the same hashed email on Yahoo! DMP.

You must obtain the salt string to create a hash string from Yahoo! Japan.


IDFA/ADID

Enables you to identify users with IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) on iOS or ADID (AdvertisingId) on Android instead of using the cookie.

No longer recommended


Exporting to Yahoo! DMP

 Create Target List in Yahoo! Ads

  1. Log in to Yahoo! Business center, then open the creating targeting list page. If you have difficulty navigating the Yahoo! Ads Campaign Management Tool layout, contact the Yahoo! Japan support team.



  2. Create a Custom List.



  3. Check the Custom Audience ID, Target List ID.



  4. If the Target List-ID column is not shown, turn on the displayed item setting.


Check Brand ID on Yahoo! DMP

Log in to Yahoo! DMP to find the Brand ID.


Use the TD Console to Create Your Connection

Create a New Connection

In Treasure Data, you must create and configure the data connection, to be used during export, before running your query. As part of the data connection, you provide authentication to access the integration.

  1. Open TD Console.

  2. Navigate to Integrations HubCatalog

  3. Search for and select Yahoo! DMP.

  4. The following dialog opens.

  5. Enter your Brand ID.

  6. Enter a name for your connection.

  7. Select Done.


Define your Query


  1. Complete the instructions in Creating a Destination Integration.
  2. Navigate to Data Workbench > Queries.

  3. Select a query for which you would like to export data.

  4. Run the query to validate the result set.

  5. Select Export Results.

  6. Select an existing integration authentication.
  7. Define any additional Export Results details. In your export integration content review the integration parameters.
    For example, your Export Results screen might be different, or you might not have additional details to fill out:
  8. Select Done.

  9. Run your query.

  10. Validate that your data moved to the destination you specified.


Integration Parameters for Yahoo! DMP

Set the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

user_list_type (required)

User list type:

  • direct_targeting

  • custom_segment_targeting

user_id_type (required)

User ID type:

  • cookie

  • email: the first column, uid, is an email or hashed email SHA256

  • IDFA: the first column, uid, is a UUID

  • AAID: the first column, uid, is a UUID

ignore_invalid_records (optional)

Ignore the invalid records

custom_audience_id (optional)

Custom audience id, required when user_list_type is direct_targeting

target_list_id (optional)

Target list id, required when user_list_type is direct_targeting

client_id (optional)

Client id, required when user_list_type is custom_segment_targeting

data_source_number (optional)

Data source number, required when user_list_type is custom_segment_targeting


Here is a sample configuration:

  type: yahoo_dmp
  brand_id: brand_id
  user_list_type: direct_targeting
  user_id_type: hashed_email
  custom_audience_id: custom_audience_id
  target_list_id: target_list_id
  client_id: client_id
  data_source_number: data_source_number
  ignore_invalid_records: false

Example Query for Yahoo! DMP

For direct_targeting, Treasure Data supports one column with the format string or number. For example:

SELECT 'my@email.com' as uid;

For custom_segment_targeting, the first column is the UID and has a string or number format.

SELECT 'my@email.com' as uid,
       '012345' as sms,
       '123' as sid,
       'My Name' as name,
       'Mar 11' as dob; 

Or, write SQL to extract user data with attributions to analyze and create custom segments on Yahoo! DMP. The User ID  must be the first column, for example, td_global_id. For example, extract td_global_id with attributions:

SELECT
td_global_id AS td_global_id,
MAX(td_os) AS type,
COUNT(td_global_id) AS price
FROM
demo_pageviews
GROUP BY td_global_id

Or for raw email, you can hash by SQL before sending those to Yahoo! DMP. 

The data is compressed by gzip when it’s sent to Yahoo! DMP. If the compressed data exceeds 1GB, you have to split the data to send.

SELECT
  LOWER(TO_HEX(SHA256(TO_UTF8(CONCAT({Salt string}, email)))))
FROM
  demo_email

Optionally Schedule the Query Export Jobs

You can use Scheduled Jobs with Result Export to periodically write the output result to a target destination that you specify.


1. Navigate to Data Workbench > Queries.
2. Create a new query or select an existing query.
3. Next to Schedule, select None.

4. In the drop-down, select one of the following schedule options.

Drop-down ValueDescription
Custom cron...

Review Custom cron... details.

@daily (midnight)Run once a day at midnight (00:00 am) in the specified time zone.
@hourly (:00)Run every hour at 00 minutes.
NoneNo schedule.

Custom cron... Details

Cron Value

Description

0 * * * *

Run once an hour

0 0 * * *

Run once a day at midnight

0 0 1 * *

Run once a month at midnight on the morning of the first day of the month

""

Create a job that has no scheduled run time.

 *    *    *    *    *
 -    -    -    -    -
 |    |    |    |    |
 |    |    |    |    +----- day of week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0)
 |    |    |    +---------- month (1 - 12)
 |    |    +--------------- day of month (1 - 31)
 |    +-------------------- hour (0 - 23)
 +------------------------- min (0 - 59)

The following named entries can be used:

  • Day of Week: sun, mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat

  • Month: jan, feb, mar, apr, may, jun, jul, aug, sep, oct, nov, dec

A single space is required between each field. The values for each field can be composed of:

Field ValueExampleExample Description

a single value, within the limits displayed above for each field.



a wildcard ‘*’ to indicate no restriction based on the field. 

‘0 0 1 * *’ configures the schedule to run at midnight (00:00) on the first day of each month.
a range ‘2-5’, indicating the range of accepted values for the field.‘0 0 1-10 * *’ configures the schedule to run at midnight (00:00) on the first 10 days of each month.
a list of comma-separated values ‘2,3,4,5’, indicating the list of accepted values for the field.

0 0 1,11,21 * *’


configures the schedule to run at midnight (00:00) every 1st, 11th, and 21st day of each month.
a periodicity indicator ‘*/5’ to express how often based on the field’s valid range of values a schedule is allowed to run.

‘30 */2 1 * *’


configures the schedule to run on the 1st of every month, every 2 hours starting at 00:30. ‘0 0 */5 * *’ configures the schedule to run at midnight (00:00) every 5 days starting on the 5th of each month.
a comma-separated list of any of the above except the ‘*’ wildcard is also supported ‘2,*/5,8-10’‘0 0 5,*/10,25 * *’configures the schedule to run at midnight (00:00) every 5th, 10th, 20th, and 25th day of each month.
5.  (Optional) If you enabled the Delay execution, you can delay the start time of a query.

Execute the Query

Save the query with a name and run, or just run the query. Upon successful completion of the query, the query result is automatically imported to the specified container destination.


Scheduled jobs that continuously fail due to configuration errors may be disabled on the system side after several notifications.



Optionally Configure Export Results in Workflow

Within Treasure Workflow, you can specify the use of this data connector to export data.

Learn more at Using Workflows to Export Data with the TD Toolbelt.

Obtain the Yahoo! DMP Workflow File

Obtain and modify the workflow for Yahoo! DMP:

  1. Download the Treasure Data workflow from GitHub Treasure Box.
  2. You must validate yourself as a current customer. 
  3. Open yahoodmp_integration.dig in your favorite text editor.
  4. Set the following parameters in yahoodmp_integration.dig:

Parameter

Description

database

Name of the Treasure Data database in which your user data is stored

vendor_guid

Ask Treasure Data support team

entity_id

Ask Treasure Data support team

uid_key

Ask Treasure Data support team

brand_guid

Brand ID which you checked on Yahoo! DMP

tag_fields_p

Custom Audience ID which you checked in Yahoo! Ads

tag_fields_lid

Target List ID which you checked in Yahoo! Ads



Set Workflow Secrets

  1.  Obtain the following:

    • td.apikey (for the user that runs the Workflow. See how to get your API KEY.)

    • x_api_key (ask Treasure Data support team) 

  2. Set your API KEY or Yahoo! DMP API authentication key using the instructions in Workflow Secrets.
  3. Return to your text editor.

  4. Set Workflow Secrets using the td.apikey and x_api_key.

Extract the User List to Send to Yahoo! DMP

  1. Using your favorite text editor or the Treasure Data Workflow editor, open your Yahoo! DMP workflow file.
  2. Write a SQL query to extract the user list you want to send to Yahoo! DMP. See Creating and Deleting Files.
    For example:


Run the Workflow to Send the User List to Yahoo! DMP

If you just created a new custom target list Yahoo! Ads, wait for about an hour to run the workflow, because it can take time for the new list to be processed.

  1. Open TD Console.

  2. Navigate to Data Workbench > Workflows.

  3. Highlight your Yahoo! DMP workflow.
  4. Select the New Run button or define a schedule that runs the workflow repeatedly.

  5. Review your workflow results to make sure they were successful.

  6. Validate that the Reach number is correct after the workflow is done processing (typically 3 - 4 hours).


Validate the Processing Status on Yahoo! DMP

If the Reach number remains at zero and is not updated after the 3-4 hour processing period, you can check the processing status in Yahoo! DMP.

  1. Vlidate the GUID value in the Workflow log for exporting to Yahoo! DMP API.


  2. Use an HTTP GET inquiry to the Yahoo! DMP API. For example:
    $ curl --location --request GET 'https://api.tgm.yahoo-net.jp/v3/userlists/<guid_value>' --header 'x-api-key: <x-api-key>'
    {"guid":"<guid_value>","brandGuid":"<brandguid_value>","vendorGuid":"<vendorGuid_value>","entityId":"<entityId_value>","uidKey":"<uidKey_value>","tagDefinitionGuid":"yahoo_japan_ydn_custom_audience_server","tagFields":{"p":"<p_value>","lid":"<lid_value>},"status":"CREATED"}
  3. Replace the empty values with the relevant information.

Field

Description

<guid_value>

GUID from workflow

<x-api-key>

x-API-key string that you used to set the workflow secrets. (Please contact TD for the api-key)

<brandguid_value>


<vendorGuid_value>


<entityId_value>


<uidKey_value>


<p_value>


<lid_value>


If you receive, "status":"CREATED" as an HTTP result, the process is completed in Yahoo! DMP successfully.




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