Using the buyer monitoring grids

Microsoft Invest consists of these three grids: Advertisers, Insertion Orders, and Line Items. These buyer monitoring grids help campaign managers monitor delivery and performance for insertion orders and line items across advertisers.

Viewing metrics

Various metrics are available and organized as follows per grid:

Grid Description
Advertisers Metrics are organized by advertiser to present a holistic delivery and performance outlook for each one.
Insertion Orders and Line Items Metrics are organized by object.
The Insertion Orders and Line Items grids consist of three tabs: Upcoming, In Progress, and Completed. Insertion orders and line items move into the:
- Upcoming tab on the hour that they go live.
- In Progress tab when they are between flights (start date/time of the first flight and end date/time of the last flight).
- Completed tab on the hour that they have completed.

The metrics provided on these tabs will vary.

These metrics are cached regularly to provide fast access. Use the tooltips that display at the top of each column to better understand how these metrics are calculated.


Because these metrics are cached more regularly than the reporting data, there may be discrepancies between them. For more information, see Availability of Reporting Data.

Searching for objects

You can use the search field at the top of the buyer monitoring grids to search for objects by name, ID, or code.


Inactive objects will display with their name, ID, and metrics grayed out.

If you don't know the specific name, ID, or code for an object, search for it using the pagination functionality at the bottom of the grids:

  1. Select the number of rows that you want to display per page by selecting a value from the Rows per page menu.
  2. Enter a specific page in the designated text field or click the right arrow to navigate from page to page.

Configuring custom filters

You can create, apply, and save custom filters. To configure custom filters:

  1. Click Advanced Filters.
  2. Make your selections.
  3. Click the arrow to the right of the Apply button.
  4. Select Apply and Save As. To apply a filter to the grid without saving it for future use, click the Apply button.
  5. Enter a name for the new filter.
  6. Select the Make Default checkbox if you want the filter to be automatically applied to the grid by default.
  7. Click the Apply and Save As button.
    All saved filters are available from the Select a Filter pull-down menu. To remove an applied filter, click Clear All. You can update any saved filter at any time. To update any of the saved filters, click the Edit link or click Advanced Filters. From the Advanced Filters dialog, you can rename, delete, or make the saved filter a default filter.

Sorting and showing/hiding columns

Click the name of the column to sort columns in ascending or descending order.

You can also choose the columns that you want to show or hide by clicking Modify Columns. This opens the Modify Columns dialog. Select or deselect the columns that you want to show or hide.

Viewing object details

To view specific object details, click anywhere in the corresponding row in the grid. From the Details pane, you can view the necessary details for that object and additional details for child objects.

To view child object details:

  1. Click the Associated Objects menu on the right of the Details pane.
  2. Select the appropriate object category such as Creatives.

For more information, see View Advertiser Details, View Insertion Order Details, and View Line Item Details.