In Marketing Cloud - I cannot view internal data views (_Sent, _Click, _Open, _Bounce) using a SQL Query Activity. Is access to data views part of business unit set up or is this a permissions issue?

  • what is the error message you are getting?
    – EazyE
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 18:44
  • Here is an example of the message that I get when trying to validate the syntax in SQL Query activity "Errors: [_Job] is not a known data extension or system data view. You can only query existing data extensions or system data views." Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 18:03
  • I can add the "ent" to the beginning ("ent._Job") - but then I get only information at the parent level. No information from my specific business unit. Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 18:05
  • Also - I have used the same query in other business units for the same client, so I know it works. Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 18:05

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You need to ask support to enable Data Views for your account first.

Check out Zuzanna's article about Data Views. You can start from there..

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