After realizing that it is not possible to receive the name of the User-Initiated Send in the Data Extract activity of Automation Studio, we contacted Salesforce for a workaround. Our client, in addition to the name of the email in the tracking extract files, would like to have the name of User-Initiated Send. Of course, not all sends are done using User-Initiated Sends, and in this case, we can have an empty value.
Unfortunately, I could not gather a lot from Salesforce support's answer. Text from the help pages where copy-pasted with no directions. But they seemed to recommend that I create Send Logs to this end. They have now activated this feature in our Business Unit.
I have followed this help page to create a SendLog DE. But I do not know what extra fields I should create to accommodate the name of the UI Send and how they should look.
On the Send Logging help page, there are mentionings of using Query Activities and AMPScript (!) but no mentioning of how the Query Activity is supposed to populate the name of the UI send in my SendLog DE and what does AMPScript have to do with any of this.
So receiving one extra variable of UI Send name in our
SendJob.csv file has become a twisted issue.