I need to query a MobileConnect List to delete some Contact records. Following this documentation on MC they status creating a MobileConnect List can then be queried into a Data Extension using the following format:

select SubscriberKey 
from [MyListName]

But I get an error creating the query stating MyListName doesn't exist.

Any ideas how I can do this and what I'm doing wrong?

  • Are the filtered mobileConnect list and the query present in the same business unit? Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 9:30
  • Yes they’re in the same BU Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 10:37
  • It is worth noting that this is different from the method used for querying lists in Email Studio. In Email Studio you would query a data view named _ListSubscribers instead of specifying the list name in the From clause. Commented Feb 12, 2020 at 11:06

1 Answer 1


The reason for this not working is because there is currently a bug which does not update the MobileList names in the Marketing Cloud backend DB if they are renamed at any point.

I had renamed my list at some point is the reason why I am unable to query the list, if I created a list without renaming it later the query works fine.

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