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  • Hi, 

    we need your help please.

    objective:
    Update at regular intervals and automatically a static marketing list using as source a "view."

    constraint:
    We can not use dynamic marketing list because it is incompatible with a third solution that we use.

    Thanks for you support 

    Jerome

    Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:27 AM

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  • Hi,

    Your question looks like a mathematical model (and I should answer it with a simplex!)! :D

    Could you please elaborate your question more on what are your trying to do? Maybe an example could help more.



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    Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:51 AM
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  • Hi Jerome,

    You have a few options here.

    1. Create a custom workflow assembly which allows a view and marketing list to be passed as parameters, evaluates the list compared to the marketing list members then adds or removes members accordingly. Providing you wish to run this greater then every hour, you could set the workflow to be recursive (call its self as a child workflow) without running in to the in built infinite loop detection.

    2. Create a console application or windows service that performs a similar function but uses the task scheduler.

    Rob


    MCTS. GAP Consulting Ltd. Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 & 2013

    Sunday, April 21, 2013 7:54 PM
    Answerer
  • Could you please elaborate your question?


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    Monday, April 22, 2013 11:13 AM
  • here are some details:
    We are using a third party plugins to manage mailings. This software uses static marketing lists and cannot use dynamic lists.
    Everything is working perfectly but the static lists needs to be refreshed.
    They are initialy created using contact views, so we are looking for a simple process to rebuilt or refresh static list members using the same view.

    Rob Boyers, these two options you where speaking about nedd developpement? Do you think it's many work?
     Thank you so much for your help

    Monday, April 22, 2013 2:57 PM
  • Hi Jerome,

    The question of how much work is involved depends on your developer resource (i.e. how proficient they are) and how structured you are. If you follow a typical development process of creating a technical design document/specification then code it, test thoroughly then release it would obviously take longer than a more agile approach where a single resource creates the solution with no documentation and deploys straight to the production environment (the latter may be more error prone).

    Anyway, for the structured approach to create the custom workflow assembly I'd guess at a couple of days to specify and code it. Feel free to contact the company I work for if you'd like to discuss further / consider outsourcing this development.

    Rob


    MCTS. GAP Consulting Ltd. Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 & 2013

    Monday, April 22, 2013 6:51 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi Rob, 

    iam writing an email to your company for have a quotation.

    Best regard.

    jerome

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:54 AM