I have defined a variable in the Campaign WF( vars.fileName) and trying to read that variable in the delivery activity's(DM) file name(in the extraction Tab) (<% = vars.fileName %>)and getting error in delivery mentioned below-
Thanks to your screenshot, by now I understand that you leverage External postal mail delivery mode, not Email delivery mode, well sorry for my previous post which was written with Email delivery mode in mind.
First of all, I think the JS filename calculation is fine, it is not a question of instance type variable, it works fine with standard events type var as well.
Here is my workflow:
vars.calculatedFilename = "D:\Temp\jserge_courrier_externe.csv" ;
Here is my Delivery script content:
delivery.variables._var.stringValue = vars.defaultFilename;
Here is my Delivery template file definition:
And in the Property tab of the Delivery Template, I define my variable as is:
So this configuration works fine and does your requirement.
Please note I define a default value in the Variables of Delivery template, so it is easier to do Proof and tests outside workflows execution.
2 more things:
I failed to use directly delivery.output.fileName in Delivery script tab, but someone could probably optimize my solution by using delivery.output.fileName directly, instead passing the vars.calculatedFilename value defined in the JS activity to the delivery thanks to the Delivery variable defined.
Many Thanks Jean.
The portion I was missing - Declaring of the variable in Delivery.
Also, the syntax I used to read the variable was incorrect. Instead of <%= vars.fileXyz %> it should be <%= variables.fileXyz %>.
Its working now. Thanks a lot..
Basically, I am creating a file name in a JS script(based on the country name which I am getting from one of the schemas), putting that in a variable(tried with the instance variable too and changed the file name as well to avoid any confusions ) and trying to fetch that file name variable in the delivery activity,which I am using post this JS activity. In between these act two activities , I have few mandatory checks, implemented using various other activities.
Definition of the variable in the JS-
instance.vars.xyzFile = 'TEST_' + 'GBR_' + vars.CompNam1 + '.csv';
Using delivery activity as I need to extract few other fields from that schema, including some codes, else could have used Extract
The strange thing is, this variable is getting fetched correctly, at from the script tab of the delivery activity.
Hope its much clearer now.:) We can have a quick call, if needed.
Sorry, now it is unclear for me what you intend to achieve.
Please may you share 2 screenshots: the workflow itself, and the activity "extract tab" where you try to put your personalisation code.
Because your fileNameOnly variable is constituted with a .csv extension, I guess it is in a Extract file activity in which you want to export something, probably the Delivery logs?
(in that case take care to wait for a few days for completing the delivery before leveraging the broadlogs.)
But the error you gave in your 1st post is during the delivery preparation, so the only true file so filename that I know are for attached file to a delivery message. Is it the case?
In that latter case, you must have something like this in your Delivery script tab (this is not a "extract" tab as you mentioned in your post), assuming you have generated the csv file before the delivery.
// csv file to attach to delivery messages
<attachment compressMode="print" filterActive="false" label="extractDeliveryEmail"
nameScriptActive="false" type="normal" upload="false">
delivery.hasAttachments = true
In that use case, the csv file is the same for all delivery messages (all contacts receive the same file).
In other use cases where people receive personalised attached files (PDF or pre-generated on server), you should use the Detail form of the Attach file form in the delivery template
Thanks Jean for your inputs
Its a typo while i wrote here, however, its mentioned correctly in Campaign i.e without space.
Also, I am calculating the file name based on my inputs like - vars.fileNameOnly = 'TEST_' + vars.CompNam1 + '.csv'; in the previous JS node and can see the proper output in the log, but its failing everytime when I use it in Delivery.
Using this in delivery-
<%= vars.fileNameOnly %>
The strange thing is when I use the other variables like - Add current date - which is inbuilt ( <%= formatDate(new Date(), "%2D/%2M/%2Y") %>), its working perfectly fine.
Also, in the script tab of delivery, I tried reading it- vars.fileNameOnly and its coming fine in the log.
Anything wrong with my template?
Please may you check if there is an extra white space in your codebetween % and = glyphs, or only in your ticket post?
<% = vars.fileName %>
<%= vars.fileName %>
If this was not due to mistype that I guess, please may you share a screenshot for Delivery scripting?
By the way, why do you define a variable vars.fileName, why don't use the standards event variable vars.filename (with N uppercase)?