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When I try implementing Creating Predictive Email Content, the generated recommendation (an image with a link) will use the catalog ProductLink field as the link URL. Is it possible to override such behavior?

Also: for prices the standard currency used is dollar, would it be possible to change it as desired?

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So PI uses a version of Ampscript which is documented here:

https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=mc_pb_ampscript_functions_for_email_recommendations.htm&type=5

These are the only ampscript which is supported within Email displays in Email Recommendations

You have two options to solve your use case. In your catalog populate a filed with the price and currency, so your catalog would have a custom field called EuroRegPrice/EuroSale Price and then You would supply the value '€ 50,00'

Then in the email display you would use %%EuroRegPrice%% as opposed to %%RegularPrice%%

The 2nd options is to use the ampscript from the doc above

and your display code would look something like

€ %%RegularPriceMain%%,%%RegularPriceFractional%%

regarding the link being used you can replace %%imagelink%% which any field from the catalog, but unsure what the use case would be here

An example using the default code would be

<div style="font-size:12px;color:black;width:150px; text-align:center;">
<img style="max-width:150px;" src="%%ImageLink%%">
<p>%%ProductName%%</p>
%%[ if SalePrice &lt; RegularPrice then ]%%
<s>Regular Price: € %%RegularPriceMain%%.%%RegularPriceFractional%%</s><br>
<span style="color:red;">Sale Price: € %%SalePriceMain%%,%%SalePriceFractional%%</span>
%%[ else ]%%
€ %%RegularPriceMain%%.%%RegularPriceFractional%%
%%[ endif ]%%
<p>%%Description%%</p>
</div>
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If it's a personalization string, then, yes, you should be able to override it.

You have a wide range of AMPScript functions at your disposal.

Here's a quick example:

%%[

var @productName, @regularPrice, @salePrice, @productLink

set @productName = AttributeValue("ProductName")
set @regularPrice = AttributeValue("regularPrice")
set @salePrice = AttributeValue("salePrice")
set @productLink = AttributeValue("productLink")

set @productName = replace(@productName,"XL","Extra Large")
set @regularPrice = formatCurrency(@regularPrice,"de-DE")
set @salePrice = formatCurrency(@salePrice,"de-DE")
set @productLink = concat(@productLink,"&whee=1")

]%%
<div>
<p>Product: <a href="%%=redirectto(@productLink)=%%">%%=v(@productName)=%%</a><p>
<p>Regular Price: %%=v(@RegularPrice)=%%</p>
<p>Sale Price: %%=v(@salePrice)=%%</p>    
</div>
  • Hi Adam, I think that would work for normal email within marketing cloud mail module, I am referring to the predictive intelligence mail recommendation. In this case the system generates a statica image, meaning that the command <p>Product: <a href="%%=redirectto(@productLink)=%%">%%=v(@productName)=%%</a><p> would not be useful – sdmc01 Aug 6 '16 at 12:47
  • Then use the same philosophy with the %%imageLink%% personalization string (instead of ProductName) as referenced on Styling Predictive Email Displays – Adam Spriggs Aug 6 '16 at 13:03
  • Hi Adam, I tried the following: %%[var @ProductLink set @ProductLink = "http://www.google.com" ]%% <div> <img src="%%ImageLink%%" /> <p>Product: <a href="%%ProductLink%%">%%ProductName%%</a><p> <p>Regular Price: %%RegularPrice%%</p> <p>Sale Price: %%SalePrice%%</p> </div> ]%% The generated link still points to the catalog product url though: 7285441.recs.igodigital.com/rr/v2/57a860780200b56fc3000000/l/1/… Image url pi-templates.s3.amazonaws.com/production/… Thank you – sdmc01 Aug 8 '16 at 10:50
  • You aren't referencing the variable you set...see my example in the div for @productLink – Adam Spriggs Aug 8 '16 at 11:08
  • I am sorry but I really don't get it... referring to your example: '<div> <p>Product: <a href="%%=redirectto(@productLink)=%%">%%=v(@productName)=%%</a><p> <p>Regular Price: %%=v(@RegularPrice)=%%</p> <p>Sale Price: %%=v(@salePrice)=%%</p> </div>' this code will be rendered as an image (see here pi-templates.s3.amazonaws.com/production/…) so the link you are setting is not really clickable. Am I missing something? I thought the AMPscript could be used to override the catalog field that the PI system would use – sdmc01 Aug 8 '16 at 16:16

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