There is a Field called Program_Status in Data Extension (DE) [Recruiter High school Visits V2 - 2018-06-25T124653822] and I would like to update this field based on DE Program_Interest_G that has the field named [Status]

I tried the following TWO syntax:

Program_Interest_G.Status as [Program_Status]
FROM [Recruiter High school Visits V2 - 2018-06-25T124653822] v
LEFT JOIN Program_Interest_G ON v.Global_Program_of_Interest_1__c = Program_Interest_G.ProgramOfInterest


Status as [Program_Status]
FROM Program_Interest_G

With both syntax error the same comment:

An error occurred saving the definition: A problem occurred creating your query definition. Please contact Customer Service for additional information. Name: Update Program 1 Status External Key: Update_Program_1_Status Error saving the Query field.Field 'Lead:Id' is a required for the Target Data Extension. Ensure this field is specified in your query text.

The issue is the first DE is just a list of Programs and the status of each program. Only the other DE that I'm trying to update has Lead.ID's

  • Can you post the columns in the target de? If you don’t have a lead.id then you can use that source de for the query – Samuel Dare Jun 25 '18 at 22:56
  • Target: Lead:Email Lead:Id Lead:FirstName Lead:LastName Global_School_Program_of_Interest_1__c Global_Program_of_Interest_1__c Lead:Program_Status__c ======================================== Source: SchoolProgram ProgramOfInterest ProgramCode Status – Robert Wynter Jun 26 '18 at 14:12
  • Does Lead:Id have the nullable field ticked? – Samuel Dare Jun 26 '18 at 14:28
  • No Lead:id is not Ticket nullable – Robert Wynter Jun 26 '18 at 15:32
  • Should I chnage this to ticked? – Robert Wynter Jun 26 '18 at 15:33
  • Create a new DE to and make sure all field that wont be part of the query are nullable.

  • Use this Query to copy the data into the new DE

    SELECT * From
    SchoolProgram ProgramOfInterest ProgramCode Status
    Target DE: Your new DE

Your query should work now

  • Hi there. Thx for the suggestion. I need the DE related to the Journey Builder updated [Recruiter High school Visits V2 - 2018-06-25T124653822] . Therefore creating a third DE would not resolve my issue. thx much though – Robert Wynter Jun 26 '18 at 20:53
  • Replace this De with the one in contact builder and use it for your journey? – Samuel Dare Jun 26 '18 at 21:13
  • alternatively you can populate the School Program DE with a Lead:ID column Select that in the join – Samuel Dare Jun 26 '18 at 21:25
  • I got it working with the JB DE and without having to create an additional DE. thx much for your help. couldn't have done it without you: [code]SELECT [Recruiter High school Visits V2 - 2018-06-25T124653822].[Lead:Id], Program_Interest_G.Status as [Program_Status] FROM [Recruiter High school Visits V2 - 2018-06-25T124653822] LEFT JOIN Program_Interest_G ON [Recruiter High school Visits V2 - 2018-06-25T124653822].Global_Program_of_Interest_1__c= Program_Interest_G.ProgramOfInterest [/code] – Robert Wynter Jun 27 '18 at 14:21

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