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Error while trying out Destination SDK

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Hi,

 

I am trying to create a custom Destination and I am following this documentation -

https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-platform/destinations/destination-sdk/guides/conf.... I was able to get the first step working and this was my output -

 

POST https://platform.adobe.io/data/core/activation/authoring/destination-servers

Body (as per tutorial) -

 

{
   "name":"Moviestar destination server",
   "destinationServerType":"URL_BASED",
   "urlBasedDestination":{
      "url":{
         "templatingStrategy":"PEBBLE_V1",
         "value":"https://api.moviestar.com/data/{{customerData.region}}/items"
      }
   },
   "httpTemplate":{
      "httpMethod":"POST",
      "requestBody":{
         "templatingStrategy":"PEBBLE_V1",
         "value":"insert after you create a template in step 3"
      },
      "contentType":"application/json"
   }
}

 

 

I got the following output -

 

{
    "instanceId": "33d59348-0d31-4bf3-9e48-cde98f68b3c4",
    "createdDate": "2023-07-24T22:15:30.107338Z",
    "lastModifiedDate": "2023-07-24T22:15:30.107338Z",
    "imsOrg": "A729776A5245B1590A490D44@AdobeOrg",
    "sandboxName": "mcafee-dev-box-02",
    "sandboxId": "b19fad86-84a2-40ef-9fad-8684a220ef23",
    "name": "Moviestar destination server",
    "destinationServerType": "URL_BASED",
    "urlBasedDestination": {
        "url": {
            "templatingStrategy": "PEBBLE_V1",
            "value": "https://api.moviestar.com/data/{{customerData.region}}/items"
        },
        "splitUserById": false
    },
    "httpTemplate": {
        "requestBody": {
            "templatingStrategy": "PEBBLE_V1",
            "value": "insert after you create a template in step 3"
        },
        "httpMethod": "POST",
        "contentType": "application/json"
    },
    "qos": {
        "name": "freeform"
    }
}

 

 

As per the instructions, I went to the next step -

POST platform.adobe.io/data/core/activation/authoring/destinations

 

{
   "name":"Moviestar",
   "description":"Moviestar is a fictional destination, used for this example.",
   "status":"TEST",
   "customerAuthenticationConfigurations":[
      {
         "authType":"BEARER"
      }
   ],
   "customerDataFields":[
      {
         "name":"endpointsInstance",
         "type":"string",
         "title":"Select Endpoint",
         "description":"Moviestar manages several instances across the globe for REST endpoints that our customers are provisioned for. Select your endpoint in the dropdown list.",
         "isRequired":true,
         "enum":[
            "US",
            "EU",
            "APAC",
            "NZ"
         ]
      },
      {
         "name":"customerID",
         "type":"string",
         "title":"Moviestar Customer ID",
         "description":"Your customer ID in the Moviestar destination (e.g. abcdef).",
         "isRequired":true,
         "pattern":""
      }
   ],
   "uiAttributes":{
      "documentationLink":"http://www.adobe.com/go/destinations-moviestar-en",
      "category":"mobile",
      "connectionType":"Server-to-server",
      "frequency":"Streaming"
   },
   "identityNamespaces":{
      "external_id":{
         "acceptsAttributes":true,
         "acceptsCustomNamespaces":true
      },
      "another_id":{
         "acceptsAttributes":true,
         "acceptsCustomNamespaces":true
      }
   },
   "audienceMetadataConfig":{
      "mapExperiencePlatformSegmentName":false,
      "mapExperiencePlatformSegmentId":false,
      "mapUserInput":false,
      "audienceTemplateId":"cbf90a70-96b4-437b-86be-522fbdaabe9c"
   },
   "aggregation":{
      "aggregationType":"CONFIGURABLE_AGGREGATION",
      "configurableAggregation":{
         "aggregationPolicyId":null,
         "aggregationKey":{
            "includeSegmentId":true,
            "includeSegmentStatus":true,
            "includeIdentity":true,
            "oneIdentityPerGroup":true,
            "groups":null
         },
         "splitUserById":true,
         "maxBatchAgeInSecs":2400,
         "maxNumEventsInBatch":5000
      }
   },
   "destinationDelivery":[
      {
         "authenticationRule":"CUSTOMER_AUTHENTICATION",
         "destinationServerId":"33d59348-0d31-4bf3-9e48-cde98f68b3c4"
      }
   ]
}

 

 

As per instructions, I replaced the destinationServerId with instance Id obtained from output of the first step. However, I am getting an error when I run the second POST request -

 

 

{
    "type": "http://ns.adobe.com/aep/errors/DEST-0001-400",
    "title": "Invalid parameter: invalid url field: http://www.adobe.com/go/destinations-moviestar-en",
    "status": 400,
    "report": {
        "tenantInfo": {
            "sandboxName": "mcafee-dev-box-02",
            "sandboxId": "b19fad86-84a2-40ef-9fad-8684a220ef23",
            "imsOrgId": "A729776A5245B1590A490D44@AdobeOrg"
        },
        "additionalContext": {
            "imsUser": "D40F255163F45DEF0A495E53@techacct.adobe.com",
            "RequestID": "zPwe7rcu1GgldzeUbDnjx1IWrqthaTTA"
        }
    },
    "error-chain": [
        {
            "serviceId": "4511",
            "errorCode": "DEST-0001-400",
            "invokingServiceId": "c99e833759714f73ba8697d2218287eb",
            "unixTimeStampMs": 1690237898173
        }
    ]
}

 

 

I can see that the URL 

is not a valid URL, but how do I fix this? If the URL is defunct, what can I replace it with and how do I step further? OR have I missed any step that I had to do before running this POST request?
 
Thank you,
 

 

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Thank you for response, that helped me proceed.

 

I had to make a few changes for the custom Destination -

1. Pattern was empty, so I had to set that to check for alphanumeric entries (that's our requirement) - 

{
         "name":"customerID",
         "type":"string",
         "title":"Moviestar Customer ID",
         "description":"Your customer ID in the Moviestar destination (e.g. abcdef).",
         "isRequired":true,
         "pattern":"^[A-Za-z0-9_]+$"
}

 

2. We don't need an audience template, but we definitely want mapping (ability to pick only a few attributes in audience and also hash them before sending to the Destination), so I had to set audienceMetadataConfig as follows -

"audienceMetadataConfig":{
      "mapExperiencePlatformSegmentName":false,
      "mapExperiencePlatformSegmentId":false,
      "mapUserInput":true
   }

3. We need to encrypt the attributes in mapping, so I had to modify identityNamespaces as well

"identityNamespaces":{
      "email":{
         "acceptsAttributes":true,
         "acceptsCustomNamespaces":true,
         "transformation": "sha256(lower($))",
         "acceptedGlobalNamespaces":{
            "Email":{
                "requiredTransformation": "sha256(lower($))"
            }
         }
      }
   }

I was to able to create the custom destination and set up the connection (I chose the authentication to Bearer instead of OAuth2), but I still have a few issues -

 

1. After setting up the connection and adding an audience, I don't see the dataflow runs happening at all. Is this because the URL we are using above is defunct and not working?

2. I also don't see the apply transformation checkbox in Mapping step until I type "xdm:" in front of the mapping attribute

3. When I chose "transformationrequired" option in identitynamespaces for email, I don't see the name as "email_lc_256", is this because I haven't named that identity field as "email_lc_256"? I thought that was an autogenerated name.

 

My main concern is there are no runs happening in the dataflows. I have scheduled to the right time, but I don't see any data processed. Why is that?

sirisha_ganti_0-1690418388434.png

 

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This Part of code is used to categorize your Custom Destination in UI.

 "uiAttributes":{
      "documentationLink":"http://www.adobe.com/go/destinations-moviestar-en",
      "category":"mobile",
      "connectionType":"Server-to-server",
      "frequency":"Streaming"
   },

If you have any reference URL then you can use that or else remove that URL.

"uiAttributes":{
      "documentationLink":"",
      "category":"mobile",
      "connectionType":"Server-to-server",
      "frequency":"Streaming"
   }

Avatar

Correct answer by
Level 2

Thank you for response, that helped me proceed.

 

I had to make a few changes for the custom Destination -

1. Pattern was empty, so I had to set that to check for alphanumeric entries (that's our requirement) - 

{
         "name":"customerID",
         "type":"string",
         "title":"Moviestar Customer ID",
         "description":"Your customer ID in the Moviestar destination (e.g. abcdef).",
         "isRequired":true,
         "pattern":"^[A-Za-z0-9_]+$"
}

 

2. We don't need an audience template, but we definitely want mapping (ability to pick only a few attributes in audience and also hash them before sending to the Destination), so I had to set audienceMetadataConfig as follows -

"audienceMetadataConfig":{
      "mapExperiencePlatformSegmentName":false,
      "mapExperiencePlatformSegmentId":false,
      "mapUserInput":true
   }

3. We need to encrypt the attributes in mapping, so I had to modify identityNamespaces as well

"identityNamespaces":{
      "email":{
         "acceptsAttributes":true,
         "acceptsCustomNamespaces":true,
         "transformation": "sha256(lower($))",
         "acceptedGlobalNamespaces":{
            "Email":{
                "requiredTransformation": "sha256(lower($))"
            }
         }
      }
   }

I was to able to create the custom destination and set up the connection (I chose the authentication to Bearer instead of OAuth2), but I still have a few issues -

 

1. After setting up the connection and adding an audience, I don't see the dataflow runs happening at all. Is this because the URL we are using above is defunct and not working?

2. I also don't see the apply transformation checkbox in Mapping step until I type "xdm:" in front of the mapping attribute

3. When I chose "transformationrequired" option in identitynamespaces for email, I don't see the name as "email_lc_256", is this because I haven't named that identity field as "email_lc_256"? I thought that was an autogenerated name.

 

My main concern is there are no runs happening in the dataflows. I have scheduled to the right time, but I don't see any data processed. Why is that?

sirisha_ganti_0-1690418388434.png