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The Salesforce Marketing Cloud is the leading 1:1 digital marketing platform, connecting companies with customers in entirely new ways. Platform APIs and SDKs enable developers to manage and automate marketing campaigns and extend the Marketing Cloud with integrated apps and app extensions.

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Possible values returned from the _messagecontext personalisation string

I'm following the personalization string documentation and need clarification on the _messagecontext string. Specifically, I want to understand under what context the following values would be ...
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WSProxy setClientId in Child BU does not allow execute at Parent BU

In SF Marketing Cloud, I'm trying to update a subscriber at the Parent BU Level from my SSJS in the Child BU. I created a Cloud Page at the Child BU to run the following code in order to debug faster....
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How to send an email in response to a triggered event?

We need to send emails in response to a triggered event. We have created two data extension, one for client data and another to event data. These data extensions are filled with API procedures. We ...
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Setting non-nullable fields on Synchronized Data Extensions

I need to do an attribute-to-attribute comparison as part of a Decision Split (Journey Builder). One of the attributes happens to be from a Synchronized Data Extension (Sales Cloud source). Apparently ...
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Use-cases for the WAT and WATP AMPScript functions

Do any of you fine folks know anything about the WAT() and WATP() AMPScript functions? I'm looking for a real use-case outside of the official documentation: Returns the values of the Web ...
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How to detect beacons in iOS Journey Builder?

I'm trying to send a push message to iOS devices from the marketing cloud via MobilePush, when the device comes near a bluetooth beacon (proximity). I called configureSDK(...) with all params set to ...
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Single Sign On - Azure

We are currently attempting to carry out the set-up of the Single Sign On functionality for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, however when trying the two different ways of setting it up we are receiving the ...
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Payload for attributeGroups/{groupId}/attributeSetDefinitions MC API endpoint

I'm trying to figure out how to create Attribute Groups and link them to data extensions via the Marketing Cloud REST API (and SOAP API for data extensions, if needed). I managed to create an empty ...
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SFMC public key missing `encrypt` flags?

The ExactTarget SFMC Public Key referred to in their FTP instruction guide points to a key that doesn't seem to be set up properly for encryption of FTP files. $ curl https://members.exacttarget.com/...
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Making concurrent REST API requests to Marketing Cloud

I'm trying to understand how rate limiting works for REST API calls. I was informed that it's based on the number of concurrent requests, which I can live with, but I can't figure out what the ...
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Query to move sends which contain the word "ticket" to a new tracking folder?

I just started a new job with a company and there tracking is a mess. All of the files are just at the root "My Tracking" and there are 1000s of sends. I want to move all sends with the word "Ticket" ...
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Calling Marketing Cloud REST API via webhook

I'm trying to work out a means of calling Salesforce Marketing Cloud's REST API via a third party webhook to write to a data extension. The issue I'm having involves refreshing the oauth token. We've ...
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SFMC REST API - Cloud Pages & Collections

I've successfully used the available REST API in order to create various assets in Marketing Cloud, like HTML Emails, Templates, and Landing Pages. The email assets are visible under the appropriate ...
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POST interaction/v1/eventDefinitions creates an Event Definition but I cannot see the Event on a Journey

I am attempting to post a new API Event that can be added to a Journey as an entry source. I am able to make this call via Rest and see the new event when I open Entry Sources under Journey Builder....
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API Call in Managed Package behaving differently in Scheduled Apex

I have a Scheduled Apex job, 'scheduleUnsub,' which calls a class 'resubscribeCall,' which runs some code including a method in a Managed Package (ExactTarget) which makes an API call to ExactTarget. ...
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Custom Activity on Marketing Cloud absolutely dynamic

I'm doing a custom activity and would need to be able to get the value of any field of the data extension input in the journey. At this moment my custom activity is prepared to receive the value of ...
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Setting up Marketing Cloud as an Auth. Provider

Lately we've been integrating very tightly with Marketing Cloud, so I thought about trying to set up the External Services which Salesforce provides in order to do some minor actions via flows. In ...
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Message sent through Marketing Cloud isn't delivered and doesn't show up on the deliveries endpoint, what can it be?

I'm making a call to Marketing Cloud's endpoint to send SMS messages like this: -- request to /sms/v1/messageContact/{messageId}/send { "mobileNumbers": [ "55009999999999" ], "...
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SOAP queries for a list subscribers returns empty when there are over 1Million users in the list

We are trying to export the subscribers from a list. We can see that the list has 1.4 million subscribers: curl -X POST -k -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Authorization: Bearer ...
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How to match trackingcode to productcatalog?

my topic is about the relatively new product "predictive web" there are multiple contradictory facts delivered by salesforce which makes implementation hard or nearly impossible. I will quote multiple ...
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Custom Activity: real data for frontend; POST endpoints for lifecycle don't work

I want to pass/traverse contact(s) through my Custom Journey Builder Contact Filter. For example, get contact(s) as input; (in my modal) select/remove existing fields or add new value for empty ...
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How to verify an Auth0 JWT in a Marketing Cloud Page

We have a requirement to do a verification of a JWT in a SFMC Cloud Page, as we have a site with Client Side JavaScript calling the cloud page and there is no security in SFMC for Cloud Pages. I've ...
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Reply management - New sub domain issue with Marketing cloud

So we have many issues with the sub-domain that we are using with the marketing cloud. One of them is: If we want to reply to the emails from Outlook, we get an error message that says: ...
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How to Activate a File Drop Automation via the API

I can create a file drop triggered automation through both SOAP and REST API's but I cannot figure out how to switch them from "Inactive" to "Active". Any help would be be greatly appreciate, thanks!
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Using AMPscript/SSJS to unsubscribe from a parent business unit on a CloudPage from a child business unit?

If you click 'Unsubscribe from All' on the Subscriber in the Subscriber Properties modal in the parent business unit's context or when you perform an SSJS subscriber.Unsubscribe(); on a CloudPage on ...
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Marketing Cloud create Script Activity via API

I'm trying to create a Script Activity through the API and I can't find any documentation for that SOAP Object. I tried pulling back an existing automation that contained a script activity but the ...
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MarketingCloud - Creating Contact via API problem

I've found a similar question, but I could not find any real solutions for the issue. We have a DataExtension with the following attributes: "ID" Number "Email" ...
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Implementing ExactTarget Journey Builder with Swift

I'm trying to implement push notifications using the Journey Builder SDK in a Swift Application for iOS with the latest version of the SDK (4.1.0) https://github.com/salesforce-marketingcloud/JB4A-SDK-...
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InteractionDefinition not valid ObjectType [Python FuelSDK]

I am trying to get my journey objects via the API, however I get: Message: Error: InteractionDefinition is not a valid ObjectType. I am using the python Fuel-SDK. I do not understand why this Object ...
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Retrieving the ExclusionFilter field of a TriggeredSendDefinition

Using the Python FuelSDK, I am able to ​create​ a TriggeredSendDefinition with an ExclusionFilter, as well as ​update​ an existing TriggeredSendDefinition's ExclusionFilter. This uses the prop "...
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API Calls timezone details

When making an API call to SendEvent or OpenEvent objects in the REST API, the return value is in Central time. How do I know what timezone it is using for the dates that I pass as arguments? If I ...
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Bluetooth Permission removal on JB4A on Android < 5.0

In version 3 of the ExactTarget JB4A library that we use for push notifications, there was a dependency on the IBeacon library which imposed a requirement on the Bluetooth permission for the app. In ...
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Failure to retrieve list subscriber attributes in a landing page using AMPScript and SSJS

ExactTarget is core edition. There are no Data Extensions, so we use Lists. Am using landing page and trying to retrieve all the subscribers attributes of the List from SSJS and AMPScript but failed ...
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Opt-Out using queueMO API

I am trying to opt-out of SMS using QueueMO API but getting error. Below is the request and response. Any idea what could be going wrong? Is there any other way to opt-out using REST API? Thanks in ...
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how data in _open data view is recorded in SFMC

As of now, our understanding of data views is that data is mostly real-time. But is this true for all data views or only specific data views? if specific, then which ones? Recently, we noticed that we ...
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Marketing Cloud Journey Builder PB/Flow on Contacts Causing CPU Limit Issues

In our Org, the JBSystemFlow_Contact flow is being called by a Process Builder every time a Contact is saved, and causing us to hit the CPU Governor Limit. I know that CPU limits can come from ...
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Child Business Unit has No Access to All Subscribers in Triggered Send

I am attempting to create Triggered Sends in a Child Business Unit. I can do so via SOAP Api just fine. The triggered send is created and configured to use the All Subscribers list. I cannot do so via ...
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Adding Fields in a Data Extension leads to resetting retention policy

I am trying to add a 'CREATED_DATE' field with a default value of current date, in my existing Data extension using wsproxy. The code runs fine and the fields gets added, however the data extension ...
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How to bring leads from salesforce to marketing cloud whitout the conector

So I have a question about the salesforce and marketing cloud. Here at the company we have a salesforce org connected to marketing cloud. As we don't have multi-org functionality (and we don't plan to ...
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Does Transactional Email Journey return tracking back to Sales cloud?

I tried to explore the new feature of July 2020 release i.e., Journey Builder: Transactional Sending I am aware that Triggered Emails created in SFMC [TSD] cannot be Tracked back in Sales cloud under ...
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Is Einstein Send Time Optimization reliable?

In the above snapshot of Einstein send time optimization dashboard, can we know which are these 5 email addresses that Einstein has predicted and can assign personalized send time? I am monitoring ...
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How to start with writing extension apps for Marketing Cloud?

I'm an experienced Salesforce developer who build countless AppExchange apps in the last years. But I am absolutely new to Marketing Cloud. I know what it is and how it is used but have no idea on how ...
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Content Builder images

I now have another issue with the same set of images that I had uploaded initially for this template. I deleted them all because I changed my Setup--> Feature Settings --> Content Builder Settings -->...
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Removing a row from a DE with Ampscript or SSJS in a landing page not working

I am using the below SSJS to remove a row from a data extension. <script runat="server" > Platform.Load("Core","1.1.1"); try { var ...
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Single Sign On (SSO) with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) as Identity Provider

There are other general questions regarding SSO here and here, but I'm specifically running into this error when using ADFS as the IdP: Incoming SAML message is not properly formatted, or has ...
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What is Distributed Marketing?

Based on the Distributed Marketing sales page and help documentation, Distributed Marketing allows for non-marketers to send emails in Sales/Service/Community Cloud using Marketing Cloud as the ...
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SFMC: Query Based Data Extension Help

We have a synchronized data extension from Sales Cloud coming into our SFMC instance. In the Opportunities table, it is possible for a single customer to have multiple Opportunities in various stages, ...
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AMPscript Attribute from Contact Model

I have searched the documentation with no luck. In an email, I want to use a value that is from an attribute that has been configured through Attribute Groups within the Contact Builder Data ...
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Auto-suppression Lists in Mobile Studio

Is there a way to stop Journey Builder from sending an SMS via SMS activity or Push notification via Push activity to a defined list of Subscribers ? This list is updated in real-time by API calls ...
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Privacy Batch Api - Understanding and Implementation

I am stuck on a relatively new addition of salesforce. The privacy attributes DoNotTrack, DoNotProfile and DoNotProcess. Here is the link to the topic: Privacy in Personalization Builder The first ...

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