We have an email that will be sent to a list once a week. That email pulls in outside xml feed of current product info.
Automating this is easy but what if I want to stop the email send for a given week because there is no new xml data? (without manually going into the UI and pausing the schedule.)
a) if I populate a general data extension with a bit value (1 or 0) can I query that value in the automation to send or not send to a list?
b) I thought I could negate the UI automation and just do an API send to a list according to my own server schedule. Then I could use my own server side script to determine if an email should be sent that week to the list. -My Problem is I can't find API code that lets me send a specific email to a specific list. I only see triggered sends that sends to subscribers one-by-one.
I don't favor one idea over the other. I simply don't see away to dynamically SEND/NOT SEND to a list without updating a field for each individual subscriber.
Any input is appreciated.