Open Parrish Library Homepage
Welcome to this tutorial on Ad$pender.
This tutorial will show you:
To get started, from the Parrish Library homepage, select the List of Business Databases on the left side of the page.
Then select Ad$pender.
Note: If you experience issues with this Guide closing when you access the database you may need to open the Guide in a separate window.
What kind of information is available?
Ad$pender allows users to view a top-level summary of the multi-media advertising marketplace.
Creating a Custom Report
There are six steps to creating your report.
Complete the following steps for selecting media.
Select a date range from the drop down menu, or enter a specific date range.
This can be done by selecting a category or product.
This will give you a list of all the Colgate products available in the database as well as the brand itself.
To see a list of mouthwash brands and product lines, select “Drill” again and then choose “brands.”
From here, select the products or brands you want to compare.
In most cases the default settings should be fine.
Generally, you’ll have more products than media so it will make sense to have the products set as rows and the media set as columns.
Viewing measurements in dollars will also make the most sense to most people.
Step five provides more formatting options for total and output and allows you to add a report header.
In the last step you have the option to name your report and double check that it includes the information you’re looking for.
If you’d like to make changes click on the pencil icon next to the section you’d like to make changes to.
Run & View Report
Once you’ve made any changes and are satisfied with your report, click on the green arrow to run the report.
This will take you to the report viewer. Once the status of your report shows completed, you can view the report by clicking on the PDF icon or the CSV icon.
What have you learned?
Now you know how to access Ad$pender, what kind of data is available, and how to create a custom report.
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