I have a very basic _click query like this:

SELECT SubscriberKey
FROM _Click
WHERE LinkName = 'XXX'
OR LinkName = 'XXX'
OR LinkName = 'XXX' 

The XXX are ofcourse dummy text but in my query i have the real linknames and i am sure that are the right ones. I have no errors but the result in my DE is zero. Is there something that i missed?

My DE looks like this:


I want the other attributes as well but first i want to test this and extend it later. Hope you can help me.

Thanks a lot.

  • 1
    What do you search for in LinkName do you search for your alias you set for the link or do you search for particular link urls? Because there are three different columns that deal with the link. Url, LinkContent and LinkName. As shown here Link to _Click dataview documentation Dec 14, 2018 at 7:54
  • I would verify that the LinkName (aka link alias you set in your email) exists in the dataview. As this seems to be the likely culprit for returning 0 results. Dec 14, 2018 at 13:51

2 Answers 2


First make sure that you have followed the documentation on Click Data View correctly, with correct attribute types, length and nullable-properties.

In your SQL query, instead of specifying an OR statement per name, write it this way:

WHERE LinkName IN ('nameA', 'nameB', 'nameC') 

It should work fine.

  • sorry i am new here. My answer is below.
    – Martijn e
    Dec 14, 2018 at 14:36
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    Add all the fields to your Data Extension that are in the documentation link, including the ones you don't need. Make sure you use correct types, length and nullable-property on those that require it. Then run your query again.
    – Rain
    Dec 14, 2018 at 14:48
  • I will do that. But that is not really necessary? And just for checking. The X in the _click view documentation (help.salesforce.com/…) means nullable?
    – Martijn e
    Dec 14, 2018 at 15:00
  • Correct, X means it should be nullable field. Haven't built Data View without the required fields, but I'll try and report back.
    – Rain
    Dec 14, 2018 at 15:11
  • Is there something different if you have a enterprise edition?
    – Martijn e
    Dec 14, 2018 at 15:25

I found the problem. In my activity i had the data action at Update. So when i dit the first run it didn't do anything. After setting the data action on overwrite everything worked fine.


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