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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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Ampscript to find whether recipients in List or Data extension

Is there a way we can use AMpscript to find if the source of the data is a List or a Data extension? We are looking to create a content box with the ampscript that retrieves the correct footer ...
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ExactTarget - Importing data from XML file to a data extension

We are evaluating some of the ways to import data from a XML file and load data into a data extension. We found a Data Extract activity (refer below link) to convert the XML to CSV data and then ...
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Google Tag Manager with the ExactTarget Conversion Tracking

We're trying to setup the conversion tracking for a customer who's using the Google Tag Manager. The cookie with the tracking variables is filled correctly but when the Google Tag Manager fires the ...
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How do I insert a Date and Boolean columns into a DataExtension in ExactTarget using FuelSdk in Java?

I have my Java based FuelSdk working for String column types. But as soon as I try to insert a date or a boolean, the application blows up. It looks like I need to specify the data type for the ...
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Not getting Activation Email link from Code @ Exacttarget

I signed Up a Developer Account @ Code.Exacttarget, but it is not sending first time activation link to mail Id. It says wait for minutes, but it's been 3 hrs I haven't got link.
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Get Subscriber Object Profile Attribute Type

Is there a way to get the subscriber object's profile attribute type? From my understanding, it should either be a date, a number, or text. We're currently using FuelSDK-PHP and the SOAP API to ...
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Common data loading strategies?

I am trying to get a hang of how the Salesforce Marketing Cloud works, and I am struggling in finding information on a seemingly basic task: Loading data into the platform. These questions may be ...
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Creating Custom Activity in Journey Builder using C#

I am trying to create ET - JB custom activity. My preferred technology is .Net and language is C#. I reviewed KBs and documents however didn’t find any helpful resource which can walk me through the ...
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Save, Validate, Publish URL's not being called in JourneyBuilder Platform V1 Custom Activity

I'm having trouble getting ExactTarget's JourneyBuilder to call my Custom Activities Save, Publish or Validate URLs. I've gotten past the undocumented item in their framework where you have to add a "...
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Doubt about how to send and read data through the Triggered send mail

sorry if was a duplicated post but i'm really facing problems to send a extra data through the Triggerend Sen. We are aiming to send data with some additional information that can be possible to read ...
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Querying suppression lists with WCF service

We are trying to use suppression lists to build a bespoke subscription centre. We need to be able to subscribe/unsubscribe users to particular categories of email which we send (i.e. not global ...
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Explanation of results from retrieve triggered send summary SOAP API request

I have setup a SOAP API call to retrieve a summary of a triggered send definition, but I can't seem to explain why the results of the API request are split into numerous result blocks. Here is an ...
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How can you retrieve send data from a Triggered SMS send based off the customer key?

We want to pull down all the mobile numbers that have been completed for a triggered SMS send. I checked out the _Sent table and there are two fields that look like they would work to query off of, ...
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Returning the complete results from a Data Extension including field names

First question on here and new user of Ampscript - please be gentle! Primarily for debug purposes I would like to use the LookupRows function to return a subset of rows from a number of Data ...
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RefreshToken questions

When creating a Marketing Cloud Application (to be listed on the HubExchange) an installation of the App issues a JWT token that is received by the defined login end-point. The token contains, ...
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Retrieving folders and subfolders of an ExactTarget Data Extension with SOAP

we are retrieving the available Data Extensions in an account using the SOAP request: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/...
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Email FTP - Tracking file data delivery

We are using FTP mechanism for mass email sending out i.e. we send file contianing list of the email Ids to whom email to be sent, email template to be used, dynamic data points. What is the ...
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Job send report query - Is my SQL correct?

I am trying to populate a DataExtension which will contain a list of all email sends along with their send count, list name, email name and subject. This is what I currently have and it does ...
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Best way to make HTTP Requests

We are inserting data to a Data Extension in ExactTarget. Now on that same form submit action we have to POST that data to an Internal RESTful service (message format and responses are in JSON). Can ...
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ExactTarget ClientID and ClientSecret for HubExchange App

I'm trying to build a Marketing Cloud App for ExactTarget Hub Exchange and I keep running into documentation that is a bit ambiguous. Specifically I'm struggling with FUEL API authentication in the ...
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Inbox preview through API?

Is there anyway to get an inbox preview through the api? This would be a great feature but didn't see mention of it in the docs.
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How to retrieve campaigns via ExactTarget SOAP API?

How can I retrieve campaigns via the ExactTarget SOAP API using Java? I want to retrieve all campaigns information via ExactTarget SOAP API with CXF using Java, but I don't know how. I tried this: ...
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Execute requests not triggered from ExactTarget Journey Builder with Data Bindings

We can use Data-Bindings when execute method is used. But we don't have it after activation of interaction. Here are the steps we are using: Create new interaction in Journey Builder Create new ...
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Responsive Template Issue

We've been working on responsive email templates in Marketo, Mail Chimp, Campaign Monitor, and a variety of other products for some time now. All have their perks and issues, but we've encountered a ...
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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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Insert/Update multiple records from single form submission

We are passing multiple records through a form submission and inserting them into a data extension. Currently, only a single record is added and does not loop through to add the remaining records. ...
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Use of ExactTarget Ampscript Substring

I have been digging into the documentation for a use of Substring that would allow me to define a substring based on a common delimiter in a field. For instance I have a field in a data extension ...
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Tracking email delivery using API

Once we send email using REST API https://www.exacttargetapis.com/messaging/v1/messageDefinitionSends/0df05557-9253-41c3-bdc0-29d90612fa31/send?access_token=.....; a. do we get token id? b. how do we ...
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Inserting a row in DataExtension via Java FuelSDk not working

I'm trying to insert rows into my Data Extensions via the Java FuelSdk. I'm able to get the client and get the Data Extension. Creating the row is straight forward. I'm not able to do the actual ...
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Retrieving contactKey and contactID values using ExactTarget API

We're trying to understand how we can update a Data Extension from an event. I note that the contactEvents REST method lets you do this but requires a contactKey and contactID. I note the Data ...
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Mass Email Acknowledgement Options

Business has a need to send out mass communications/emails to internal staff. With these emails, they would like a button or signature option to appear in these emails that the recipient would have to ...
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ADD() - AMPscript to add multiple number

We have a lovely AMPscript function for adding 2 numbers together. Add(N1,N2) However what if I want to add 4? I've tried it in ExactTarget and it give me an error that I can only add 2 numbers. ...
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updateActivity method with Journey Builder Customer Activities

Firstly, I am aware that there are two API implementations for adding a Custom Activity in Journey Builder: Legacy Custom Activities V1 Platform Custom Activities the original Custom Activities API ...
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Developing ExactTarget app in JAVA SDK: Part 2

The example for updating Data Extensions in "Developing ExactTarget app in JAVA SDK" was what I have been looking for. Unfortunately, I'm not able to get it work for Shared Data Extensions. I've ...
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Most efficient way to create an email from many different RSS feeds?

I'm building an email that pulls from 22 different RSS feeds. As I understand it, those 22 feeds will be static and un-changing. Each one of those 22 feeds will be pulled into its own content block (...
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ExactTarget REST API - using javascript to get accessToken

With the clientId and clientSecret, is there a way to use JavaScript to get the accessToken through ajax?
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Why am I getting a Connection Timeout while just trying to connect to ExactTarget

Using the Java version of the FuelSDK, I'm unable to get a connection to our instance of ExactTarget. I'm getting the following exception: com.exacttarget.fuelsdk.ETSdkException: error writing https:/...
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PHP API Triggered Send

I am trying to create a triggered send using the API with PHP. The soap call is registering, however, i don't believe the function is registering correctly. I have a Triggered Send Definition ...
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Sending an email to a subscriber using a triggered send with the exact target soap api

I am trying to send an email to a subscriber using a triggered send,i'm using the soap api and can't seem to trigger the send. Below is the soap body of the soap call, any idea why this isn't working?...
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ExactTarget SOAP API: Sending an email to a single email address without a list or DE?

Is this possible? I know i can start a send to an existing user initiated message using the perform action on the EmailSendDefinition object like below. <PerformRequestMsg xmlns="http://...
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Having issue obtaining API key from Exact Target Appcenter

I'm having problem getting an API key from Appcenter, I can't get pass the Appcenter EULA, nothing happen when I click 'Accept' Rog
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fuelsdk row limit on batch delete and retrieval

Is there a limit on amount of rows that can be retrieved or deleted on a given request? I seem to keep hitting around 2500 rows when I have nearly double that in the dataextension. This seems to ...
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Start a query activity using API

Does anyone have an example of how to start (run) a query activity using the API? I have been looking for awhile and can not find one good example.
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SFMC Rest API and Triggered Send

I hope I'm not over-complicating this, but it seems like a lot of work to send an email out of SFMC. My goal is to be able to send emails from SFMC based on certain SF field changes. E.g. Lead status ...
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Can I use a dynamic variable in a BarcodeURL function?

I am having an issue with the following code: <img style="width: 400px; height: 200px" title=barcode border=0 hspace=0 alt=barcode src='%%=BarCodeURL("%%=v(@TransactionID)=%%","Code128B", ...
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Where can I find Java FuelSdk Examples?

Where can I find a reasonably complete Java example for connecting to ExactTarget and updating a Data Extension. It isn't in the documention. I've looked there already. ET just says its coming. Does ...
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Update to Held Status

Is it possible to change a subscriber status to 'held' via the api? The use case would be legacy records being imported to ET that I know are undeliverable. Presently, just importing as unsubscribe ...
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Fetching Group Subscribers in SSJS script (ExactTarget)

I'm struggling on finding a way to fetch Subscribers in a Group inside of a SSJS used as part of an Automation Studio campaign. I've figured out how to do this using a List: var lists = List....
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AMPScript to create a contact in salesforce with validation rule

We have a validation rule on creating contacts which forces the Account Name to be set. When creating the Contact using AMPScript how do I set the Account to be the value I want? (This can be a hard ...
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any limitation on JAVA REST API sendBatch emails

If I use sendBatch to send multiple emails, is there a maximum number of emails limitation in the array? Thanks. https://www.exacttargetapis.com/messaging/v1/messageDefinitionSends/key:{your key}/...

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