The Rotator Schedule file contains information that the Ad Rotator component uses to manage and display the various advertisement images. In it you can specify the details for the advertisements, such as the size of the advertisement space, the image files to use, and the percentage of time that each file should be displayed.
The Rotator Schedule file has two sections. The first section sets parameters that apply to all advertisement images in the rotation schedule. The second section specifies file and location information for each individual advertisement and the percentage of display time that each advertisement should receive. The two sections are separated by a line containing only an asterisk (*).
In the first section there are four global parameters, each consisting of a keyword and a value. All are optional. If you do not specify values for the global parameters, the Ad Rotator uses default values. In this case, the first line of the file must contain only an asterisk (*).
[REDIRECT URL] [WIDTH numWidth] [HEIGHT numHeight] [BORDER numBorder] * adURL adHomePageURL Text impressions
For example, if a Rotator Schedule file contains three ads with impressions set to 2, 3, and 5, the first advertisement is displayed 20 percent of the time, the second 30 percent of the time, and the third 50 percent of the time.
The following script demonstrates how you can use a rotator schedule file to display a variety of advertisements and how to include a redirection file.
---ADROT.TXT--- REDIRECT /scripts/adredir.asp WIDTH 440 HEIGHT 60 BORDER 1 * http://kabaweb/ads/homepage/chlogolg.gif http://www.bytecomp.com/ Check out the ByteComp Technology Center 20 http://kabaweb/ads/homepage/gamichlg.gif - Sponsored by Flyteworks 20 http://kabaweb/ads/homepage/ismodemlg.gif http:// www.proelectron.com/ 28.8 internal PC modem, only $99 80 http://kabaweb/ads/homepage/spranklg.gif http://www.clocktower.com/ The #1 Sports site on the net 10