[V6.1] Any way to add alternate email address?

occu_scott

16-02-2017

Is there any way to add an alternate email address to the recipient table that I can connect to a delivery? I know I can add the feild of "email2" or something similar but cannot find any way to send to this alternate email address through the TO: dialogue in the email delivery.

thank you,

Scott

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Vapsy

Employee

17-02-2017

occu_scott wrote...

Thanks Vipul. Target Mapping sounds like it will work for my needs.

As a follow up and just so I understand clearly, I would not be creating a secondary recipient table, correct? I don't really want to do that, just want to add a second email address feild which I can deliver too.

I'll certainly have to dig into this feature much more. It looks really powerful.

Thanks again

Scott

 

Hi Scott,

Thank you for the reply.

No, you will not need to create a new table altogether.

  1. Just extend the existing nms:recipient schema to say scott:recipient.
  2. Add email2 field to hold secondary email addresses.
  3. Update database structure to make your schema extension permanent.
  4. Update records with their secondary email address.
  5. Create a new target mapping taking nms:recipient as the targeting dimension.
  6. For the email section select @email2 attribute as the column that will hold email address.
  7. When creating a new deliveyr, ensure that relevant target mapping is selected by going into the To menu.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Vipul

Answers (2)

Answers (2)

occu_scott

17-02-2017

Thanks Vipul. Target Mapping sounds like it will work for my needs.

As a follow up and just so I understand clearly, I would not be creating a secondary recipient table, correct? I don't really want to do that, just want to add a second email address feild which I can deliver too.

I'll certainly have to dig into this feature much more. It looks really powerful.

Thanks again

Scott

Vapsy

Employee

17-02-2017

Hi Scott,

The changes you have done so far are one half of the solution.

Next what you need to do is, create a new target mapping (Administration>Campaign management>Target mappings) defined on schema nms:recipient, but instead of default @email attribute, this time you will configure @email2 as the column to be used for email sending.

You can then define this mapping to make use of default delivery log and tracking log schema or they can have a different schema to track these.

For more information on it please refer to official documentation link.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Vipul