i have a requirement where i have give some data in excel like - empid, firstname, lastname, job description, category.
These respondents i need to load into adobe and i need to send emails for them with the survey link like below :
Email body :
some bla bla bla ....
survey link : https://dfdjfdjf.com?category = <insert category>
So ideally i am thinking of ideas-
1. do i need to create a new custom table for it and load the data in there and create a delivery template like above. But if i do like that on delivery template i think we can only allow the recipients from recipient schema and adding any other schema we need to look over target mappings which needs some work to be done and it's not suggestable as far as i read in the documentation.
2. the second thing i am thinking is to map the columns given to recipient table for example
first name -> recipient tables firstname
last name -> last name
job description -> some column in recipient
category -> some column in recipient
this way i don't need to check for anything directly import the recipients and send the email.
Let me know which is the best way to do this.
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There is also another simpler way by which you can send the survey email to the email addresses listed in the file.
You can simply read the file in a workflow using the data load activity, and send the email directly to those email addresses. Just make sure to change the delivery mapping to "external file".
This way you won't have to create any custom schema or add these records into your recipient schema, and you can still use the other fields from the file for personalization (firstname, category, etc.).
You will need to upload the local file to the server as well. You might need to add an enrichment activity between data load and delivery activity (just to include any mandatory missing attributes, e.g. @email. This attribute missing from the targetSchema leads to an error in some typology rules).
Let me know if that helps.
i have added enrichment activity too.
loading the local file into server :
Data loading activity :
Still i am getting the below error on delivery. seems there is some folder issue:
Cannot open file '/usr/local/neolane/nl6/var/<instance name>/C:/Users/Ramaswami.Shakuntala/Documents/S3 downloads/sample file.csv' with read access (errno=2, No such file or directory)
Try using the recurring delivery or a simple delivery instead of the continuous delivery. You should see the delivery mapping something screen like this:
and the workflow somewhat like this (as you have done already):
Let me know if that works.
I wanted to use 'continous delivery' only we need to send emails for every week and don't want to fill up deliveries for each send.
I used continous delivery without the query and enrichment activity :
delivery : in the delivery i am uploading the file.
and i was able to send the deliveries like this and i am recieving emails but i am getting some error in contionus delivery though i don't see any problem in deliveries.
in the logs i am seeing this: