I am currently working with Data Extensions (DE) and Queries inside the Exactarget web platform.
I have a DE (let´s call it Input-DE) which is updated daily with new emails and some other infos (let´s say fields A, B).
I created an automation to daily send a predefined html to these emails.
After the send I want to populate another DE (let´s call it send-DE), with info such as email, fields A and B, and also date of send and Job ID.
The first three I can easily do just by using input-DE to populate send-DE, the hard part for me now is the Date of send and Job ID.
I figured I could create the Date of send field in the DE with the default value of current date which would give a date a few seconds after the actual send (not a problem since I would like to keep an eye just on the day of the actual send).
Anyone got any better ideas on how to populate Job ID (more importantly) and Date of send?

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I would recommend using the "Send Logging" option for your sends. Below link has some further info on this feature.

What this does is write a row to the Send Log DE for each subscriber you are sending to; it also allows you to define variables/fields to also pass back specific data along with that standard fields that you've added.

Send Logging Information

  • It will also record Profile Attributes and Personalization string values. Jan 19, 2016 at 19:39
  • Also Send Logging has to be enabled by SFMC Support. Jan 19, 2016 at 19:40
  • Date of Send (and other information) can be retrieved via Query Activity, joining back to the _Job System Data View by JobID Jan 19, 2016 at 19:42

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