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Use a SQL or web banner whenever the creative is a static image or Flash file you can upload.

Both SQL banners and web banners have their pros & cons - see the Creating a Banner page for a discussion of the differences between the two.


This page discusses the options that are specific to creating banners of type "sql" and of type "web" (as they have identical options). Please see the Creating a Banner page for details on the overall process on creating banners. 

Basic information

There is a single Basic information field for SQL and web banners, which is required:

There is a single Upload a local banner to the webserver - banner creative field for SQL and web banners, which is the file that should be uploaded as the banner creative.

Note that if you upload a Flash file as the banner creative, then you will be presented with two additional options.

The first is the option. When selected, Revive Adserver will inspect the Flash file uploaded, and converts any hard-coded links found in the Flash file so that clicks on the Flash banner creative will be able to be tracked by Revive Adserver.

The second additional option is the ability to upload a second creative file, which should be a static image creative, of the same dimensions as the Flash file. This allows Revive Adserver to serve the static image creative when the user being shown the banner creative does not have support for viewing Flash files.

Banner link

There are two Banner link fields for SQL and web banners:

Banner display

There are three optional Banner display fields for SQL and web banners:

Additional data

Finally, there are three optional Additional data fields for SQL and web banners:

Delivering SQL and web Banners

SQL and web banners can be delivered via the following mechanisms: