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Save a ton of time by uploading a contact list using SilverPop API and SFTP

SilverPop APIUploading a contact list to Engage can be time consuming using their web interface.  Even when I focus on the task, it takes from 7-10 minutes.

SilverPop API

Most don’t know that SilverPop API is a decent API webservice.  Tie it in with a SFTP (secure file transfer) and suddenly your uploading lists in about 5 seconds!

While the video is a couple of minutes long, the actual work involved is only a few seconds. After uploading the list, the script launches a separate checker to see when the data job completes and then writes my confirmation email for me.

 

AutoHotKey GUI menu for 17 API calls to web service- Simplify Connecting to amazing SilverPop via API

AutoHotkey GUI menu for API web service

AutoHotkey GUI menu for API web service

For years we have relied on using a browser for interacting with our client (SilverPop) servers.  I had heard that SilverPop had an API for doing much of the same thing but was always “too busy” to take the time to investigate.  At some point I started playing with it and was amazed at how much time could be saved.  After you get passed the “hand-shake” between your computer and the server, the rest is pretty easy.  You simply pass XML to tell the remote servers what action you want to achieve.

I then created an AutoHotKey GUI menu for API web service  which streamlined submitting the XML.

 

Here is the script for AutoHotkey GUI menu for API web service

 
#SingleInstance, Force 
SplitPath,A_ahkPath,,Root
IniRead, RU,%A_MyDocuments%\fdsd.txt, Engage, RU ;gets Username
IniRead, DP,%A_MyDocuments%\fdfds.txt, Engage, DP ;Gets password

;***********************ADD Menu********************************.
Menu, Add_MU_0,Add, Add Contact to Contact List, Add_Contact_to_contact_List_TL
Menu, Add_MU_0,Add, Create Contact List, Add_Create_Contact_List_TL
Menu, Add_MU_0,Add, Import List, Add_Import_List_TL
Menu, Add_MU_0,Add, Opt-out email address, Add_Opt_Out_Recipient_TL

;***********************EXPORT MENU********************************.
Menu, Export_MU_0,Add, Get Aggregate Tracking for &Mailing, Export_Get_Aggregate_Tracking_For_Mailing_TL
Menu, Export_MU_0,Add, Get Aggregate Tracking for &User, Export_Get_Aggregate_Tracking_For_User_TL
Menu, Export_MU_0,Add, Get Aggregate Tracking for &Org, Export_Get_Aggregate_Tracking_For_Org_TL
Menu, Export_MU_0,Add, Get Aggregate Tracking for &Org with Top Domains, Export_Get_Aggregate_Tracking_For_Org_With_Top_Domains_TL
Menu, Export_MU_0,Add, 
Menu, Export_MU_0,Add, Export List, Export_List_TL

;***********************Get********************************.
Menu, Get_MU_0, Add, Get Sent Mailings for &Org, Get_Get_Sent_Mailings_For_Org_TL
Menu, Get_MU_0, Add, Get Sent Mailings for &User, Get_Get_Sent_Mailings_For_User_TL
Menu, Get_MU_0, Add, Get &Job Status, Get_Get_Job_status_TL
Menu, Get_MU_0, Add, Get &Recipient Data, Get_Select_Recipient_Data_TL

;***********************Misc********************************.
Menu, Misc_MU_0, Add, Add others here, Misc_Temp_TL

;***********************Main menu********************************.
Menu, MainMenu, Add, &Add, :Add_MU_0
Menu, MainMenu, Add, &Export, :Export_MU_0
Menu, MainMenu, Add, &Get, :Get_MU_0
Menu, MainMenu, Add
Menu, MainMenu, Add, &Misc, :Misc_MU_0
return
Browser_Forward::Reload
Browser_Back::
^t::Menu, MainMenu, Show  ; right mouse and windows

;***********************Add********************************.
Add_Contact_to_Contact_List_TL:
GoSub Grab_Contact_List_ID
GoSub Grab_Contact_ID
XMLFunc(xml:="<AddContactToContactList><CONTACT_LIST_ID>" . Contact_List_ID . "</CONTACT_LIST_ID><CONTACT_ID>" . Contact_ID . "</CONTACT_ID></AddContactToContactList>")
GoSub Evaluator
Return

Add_Create_Contact_List_TL:
GoSub Grab_Contact_List_Name
XMLFunc(xml:="<CreateContactList><DATABASE_ID>4324324</DATABASE_ID><CONTACT_LIST_NAME>" . Contact_List_Name . "</CONTACT_LIST_NAME><VISIBILITY>1</VISIBILITY></CreateContactList>")
RegExMatch(Response, "<CONTACT_LIST_ID>(\d{7,9})</CONTACT_LIST_ID>", List_ID) ;List_ID1 is Contact List
MsgBox % List_ID1 " is Contact list ID loaded", , 4
Return

Add_Import_List_TL:
GoSub Grab_Map_And_SourceFile
XMLFunc(xml:="<ImportList><MAP_FILE>" . Map_File . "</MAP_FILE><SOURCE_FILE>" . Source_File . "</SOURCE_FILE></ImportList>")
Return

Add_Opt_Out_Recipient_TL:
GoSub Grab_eMail
XMLFunc(xml:="<OptOutRecipient><LIST_ID>43243243</LIST_ID><EMAIL>" . eMail . "</EMAIL></OptOutRecipient>")
GoSub Evaluator

Return

Add_Create_Query_TL:
XMLFunc(xml:="<CreateQuery><QUERY_NAME>Has_Mobile_30_Zip</QUERY_NAME><PARENT_LIST_ID>432432</PARENT_LIST_ID><VISIBILITY>0</VISIBILITY><PARENT_FOLDER_ID>34243</PARENT_FOLDER_ID><ALLOW_FIELD_CHANGE>0</ALLOW_FIELD_CHANGE><SELECT_COLUMNS>Last_Name|First_Name</SELECT_COLUMNS><CRITERIA><TYPE>editable</TYPE><EXPRESSION><TYPE>TE</TYPE><COLUMN_NAME>Zip</COLUMN_NAME><OPERATORS><![CDATA[BETWEEN]]></OPERATORS><VALUES><![CDATA[30000|30999]]></VALUES><LEFT_PARENS>(</LEFT_PARENS></EXPRESSION><EXPRESSION><AND_OR>AND</AND_OR><TYPE>TE</TYPE><COLUMN_NAME>Mobile</COLUMN_NAME><OPERATORS><![CDATA[IS NOT null]]></OPERATORS><RIGHT_PARENS>)</RIGHT_PARENS></EXPRESSION></CRITERIA><BEHAVIOR><OPTION_OPERATOR>103</OPTION_OPERATOR><TYPE_OPERATOR>111</TYPE_OPERATOR><MAILING_ID>669614</MAILING_ID><REPORT_ID>502993</REPORT_ID></BEHAVIOR></CreateQuery>")
return

Add_Create_Table_TL:
XMLFunc(xml:="<CreateTable><TABLE_NAME>Purchases</TABLE_NAME><COLUMNS><COLUMN><NAME>Record Id</NAME><TYPE>NUMERIC</TYPE><IS_REQUIRED>true</IS_REQUIRED><KEY_COLUMN>true</KEY_COLUMN></COLUMN><COLUMN><NAME>Purchase Date</NAME><TYPE>DATE</TYPE><IS_REQUIRED>true</IS_REQUIRED></COLUMN><COLUMN><NAME>Product Id</NAME><TYPE>NUMERIC</TYPE><IS_REQUIRED>true</IS_REQUIRED></COLUMN></COLUMNS></CreateTable>")
Return

;*******************************************************.
;***********************Export********************************.
;*******************************************************.
Export_Get_Aggregate_Tracking_For_Mailing_TL:
gosub Grab_Mailing_ID
gosub Grab_Report_ID
XMLFunc(xml:="<GetAggregateTrackingForMailing><MAILING_ID>" . Mailing_ID . "</MAILING_ID><REPORT_ID>" . Report_ID . "</REPORT_ID></GetAggregateTrackingForMailing>")
return

Export_Get_Aggregate_Tracking_For_Org_TL:
Gosub Grab_Date
XMLFunc(xml:="<GetAggregateTrackingForOrg><DATE_START>" . Date_Start . "</DATE_START><DATE_END>" . Date_End . "</DATE_END><EXCLUDE_TEST_MAILINGS/></GetAggregateTrackingForOrg>")
GoSub ImportExcel
DropUnwantedColumns(Values:="NumSeeds,NumInboxMonitored,NumUniqueAttach,NumGrossAttach,NumUniqueClickstreams,NumGrossClickstreams,NumUniqueMedia,NumGrossMedia,NumGrossAbuse,NumGrossChangeAddress,NumGrossMailRestriction,NumGrossOther,NumConversions,NumConversionAmount,NumBounceHardFwd,NumBounceSoftFwd,NumConversionAmountFwd,NumAttachOpenFwd,NumClickFwd,NumUniqueForwardFwd,NumGrossForwardFwd,NumUniqueConversionsFwd,NumGrossConversionsFwd,NumUniqueClickstreamFwd,NumGrossClickstreamFwd,NumUniqueClickFwd,NumGrossClickFwd,NumUniqueAttachOpenFwd,NumGrossAttachOpenFwd,NumUniqueMediaFwd,NumGrossMediaFwd,NumUniqueOpenFwd,NumGrossOpenFwd,NumAbuseFwd,NumChangeAddressFwd,NumMailRestrictionFwd,NumMailBlockFwd,NumOtherFwd,NumSuppressedFwd")
GoSub DropBlankExcelColumns
GoSub SaveExcel
Return

Export_Get_Aggregate_Tracking_For_Org_With_Top_Domains_TL:
Gosub Grab_Date
XMLFunc(xml:="<GetAggregateTrackingForOrg><DATE_START>" . Date_Start . "</DATE_START><DATE_END>" . Date_End . "</DATE_END><EXCLUDE_TEST_MAILINGS/><TOP_DOMAIN/></GetAggregateTrackingForOrg>")
GoSub ImportExcel
DropUnwantedColumns(Values:="NumSeeds,NumInboxMonitored,NumUniqueAttach,NumGrossAttach,NumUniqueClickstreams,NumGrossClickstreams,NumUniqueMedia,NumGrossMedia,NumGrossAbuse,NumGrossChangeAddress,NumGrossMailRestriction,NumGrossOther,NumConversions,NumConversionAmount,NumBounceHardFwd,NumBounceSoftFwd,NumConversionAmountFwd,NumAttachOpenFwd,NumClickFwd,NumUniqueForwardFwd,NumGrossForwardFwd,NumUniqueConversionsFwd,NumGrossConversionsFwd,NumUniqueClickstreamFwd,NumGrossClickstreamFwd,NumUniqueClickFwd,NumGrossClickFwd,NumUniqueAttachOpenFwd,NumGrossAttachOpenFwd,NumUniqueMediaFwd,NumGrossMediaFwd,NumUniqueOpenFwd,NumGrossOpenFwd,NumAbuseFwd,NumChangeAddressFwd,NumMailRestrictionFwd,NumMailBlockFwd,NumOtherFwd,NumSuppressedFwd")

GoSub DropBlankExcelColumns
GoSub SaveExcel
Return

Export_Get_Aggregate_Tracking_For_User_TL:

XMLFunc(xml:="<GetAggregateTrackingForUser><DATE_START>" . Date_Start . "</DATE_START><DATE_END>" . Date_End . "</DATE_END></GetAggregateTrackingForUser>")
Return

Export_List_TL:

XMLFunc(xml:="<ExportList><LIST_ID>" . List_ID . "</LIST_ID><EXPORT_TYPE>ALL</EXPORT_TYPE><EXPORT_FORMAT>CSV</EXPORT_FORMAT><ADD_TO_STORED_FILES/><DATE_START>" . Date_Start . "</DATE_START><DATE_END>" . Date_End . "</DATE_END></ExportList>")
return
;*******************************************************.
;***********************GET********************************.
;*******************************************************.
Get_Get_Report_ID_By_Date_TL:
XMLFunc(xml:="<GetReportIdByDate><MAILING_ID>" . Mailing_ID . "</MAILING_ID><DATE_START>" . Date_Start . "</DATE_START><DATE_END>" . Date_End . "</DATE_END></GetReportIdByDate>")
return

Get_Get_Sent_Mailings_For_Org_TL:
Gosub Grab_Date
XMLFunc(xml:="<GetSentMailingsForOrg><DATE_START>" . Date_Start . "</DATE_START><DATE_END>" . Date_End . "</DATE_END><EXCLUDE_ZERO_SENT/><EXCLUDE_TEST_MAILINGS/></GetSentMailingsForOrg>")
GoSub ImportExcel
GoSub DropBlankExcelColumns
GoSub SaveExcel
return

Get_Get_Sent_Mailings_For_User_TL:

XMLFunc(xml:="<GetSentMailingsForUser><DATE_START>" . Date_Start . "</DATE_START><DATE_END>" . Date_End . "</DATE_END></GetSentMailingsForUser>")
GoSub ImportExcel
GoSub DropBlankExcelColumns
GoSub SaveExcel
return

GetAggregateTrackingForMailing_TL:
GoSub Grab_Mailing_ID
XMLFunc(xml:="<GetAggregateTrackingForMailing><MAILING_ID>" . Mail_ID . "</MAILING_ID><REPORT_ID>" . Report_ID . "</REPORT_ID> </GetAggregateTrackingForMailing>")
GoSub ImportExcel
GoSub DropBlankExcelColumns
GoSub SaveExcel
return

Get_Get_Job_status_TL:
GoSub Grab_Job_ID
XMLFunc(xml:="<GetJobStatus><JOB_ID>" . Job_ID . "</JOB_ID></GetJobStatus>")
Response:=WebRequest.ResponseText
MsgBox % Response
return

Get_Select_Recipient_Data_TL:
gosub Grab_Email
XMLFunc(xml:="<SelectRecipientData><LIST_ID>4324324</LIST_ID><EMAIL>" . email . "</EMAIL></SelectRecipientData>")
GoSub ImportExcel
;***********************Miscellaneous********************************.
Misc_Temp_TL:
return

Add_Update_Recipient_TL:
;add criteria
return




;*******************************************************.
;*******************************************************.
Login:
Pod:=4
URL:="http://api" . Pod . ".silverpop.com/XMLAPI"
Loginxml:="<Envelope><Body><Login><USERNAME>" . RU . "</USERNAME><PASSWORD>" . DP . "</PASSWORD></Login></Body></Envelope>"
WebRequest := ComObjCreate("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
WebRequest.Open("POST", URL)
WebRequest.SetRequestHeader("Content-Type", "text/xml;charset=UTF-8")
WebRequest.Send(Loginxml)
GoSub Evaluator ;turn this into function and pass user notification
RegExMatch(Response,"jsessionid=(\w+)\<",jid) ;obtain session ID
URL:="http://api" . Pod . ".silverpop.com/XMLAPI;jsessionid=" . JID1
return

SendXML:
XML:="<Envelope><Body>" . XML . "</Body></Envelope>"
Notify("Status","Sending request",4,"TS=10 TM=8 TF=Times New Roman GC_=Yellow SI_=1000")
WebRequest := ComObjCreate("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
WebRequest.Open("POST", URL)
WebRequest.SetRequestHeader("Content-Type", "text/xml;charset=UTF-8")
Clipboard:=xml ;added for testing 2/1/2013
MsgBox , 0, clipboard now contains, %xml% , 2 ;added for testing
WebRequest.Send(xml)

return

Evaluator:
MsgBox % Response:="<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""UTF-8"" ?>`n" . WebRequest.ResponseText
RegExMatch(Response,"<SUCCESS>(\w+)</SUCCESS>",Status)
If (status1!="TRUE"){
	MsgBox,,Fail, XML Send was not Successful
	Exit
	}
   else
   Notify("Status","Receive was Successful",4,"TS=10 TM=8 TF=Times New Roman GC_=Yellow SI_=1000")
Return

Append_CleanXML_Save:
StringReplace, Response, Response, <SUCCESS>TRUE</SUCCESS>,,
Notify("Status","Received info and Saving",2,"TS=10 TM=8 TF=Times New Roman GC_=Yellow SI_=1000")
Path=%A_Scriptdir%\mailing.xml
FileDelete, %Path%
FileAppend, %response%, %path%,Utf-8
Return

;***********************Import to Excel********************************.
ImportExcel:
Notify("Status","Importing file",6,"TS=10 TM=8 TF=Times New Roman GC_=Yellow SI_=1000")
Xls := ComObjCreate("Excel.Application") ;handle
Xls.Visible := True ;by default excel sheets are invisible

Path=%A_Scriptdir%\mailing.xml
Xls := Xls.Workbooks.OpenXML("B:\Progs\AutoHotkey_L\TI\Engage\API\mailing.xml", 1, 2) ;.LoadOption.2 ;import xml file
xls.activesheet.Name := "Data"
xls:=Excel_Get()
Xls.ActiveSheet.ListObjects("Table1").TableStyle := "TableStyleLight1" ; "" clears formatting
return



SaveExcel:
xls.DisplayAlerts := false ;doesn't ask if I care about overwriting the file
Today := A_MMM . " " . A_DD . ", " . A_YYYY
File := A_ScriptDir . "\Mailings.xlsx"
File := A_ScriptDir . "\Mailings " . Today . ".xlsx"
xls.ActiveWorkbook.Saveas(File, 51) ; 6=csv 51=2007 56=2003
xls.DisplayAlerts := true ;Turn back on warnings
return

DropBlankExcelColumns:
xls:=Excel_Get()
LR := xls.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count ;Last Row
LC := xls.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Columns.Count ;Grabs last Column
Loop, %LC%
{
CL:=ColtoChar(LC-A_Index+1)
Max:=XLs.Max(xls.Range(CL . "2:" . CL . LR))
Text:=XLs.Range(CL . "2").Value ;
If (Max=0) AND (Text=0) OR (Text=""){
;	MsgBox % max " text " Text " in col " CL
	xls.Range(CL . ":" CL).Delete
	}
}
return

;*******************************************************.
;*******GUI menu for API web service****************GUIS********************************.
;*******************************************************.
Grab_Contact_ID:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\d){10}", Contact_ID) ;going to try and extract up to first line
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the Contact ID?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 vContact_ID, %Contact_ID%
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return

Grab_Contact_List_ID:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\d){7}", Contact_List_ID) ;going to try and extract up to first line
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the Contact List ID?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 vContact_List_ID, %Contact_List_ID%
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return

Grab_Contact_List_Name:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\d){8}", Contact_List_Name) ;going to try and extract up to first line
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the Contact List Name?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 vContact_List_Name, %Contact_List_Name%
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return

Grab_Database_ID:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\d){8}", Database_ID) ;going to try and extract up to first line
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the eMail address?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 vDatabase_ID, %Database_ID%
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
Return

Grab_Date:
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , Please select the start time
Gui, Add, DateTime, vDate_Start ;, LongDate
gui, add, text, , `nNow select the end time
Gui, Add, DateTime, vDate_End ;, LongDate
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
Date_Start:= RegExReplace(Date_Start,"(\d\d\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d).*","$2/$3/$1 00:00:00")
Date_End:= RegExReplace(Date_End,"(\d\d\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d).*","$2/$3/$1 23:59:59")
return

Grab_Email:
RegExMatch(Clipboard, "\w+([-+.]\w+)*@\w+([-.]\w+)*\.\w+([-.]\w+)*", eMail)
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the eMail address?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 veMail, %eMail%
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return

Grab_Job_ID:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\d){8}", Job_ID) ;going to try and extract up to first line
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the job ID?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 vJob_ID, %Job_ID% ;, MailID
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return

Grab_List_ID:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\d){8}", List_ID) ;going to try and extract up to first line
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the List ID?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 vList_ID, %List_ID% ;
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return

Grab_Mailing_ID:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\d){8}", Mail_ID) ;going to try and extract up to first line
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the Mail ID?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 vMail_ID, %Mail_ID% ;, MailID
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return

Grab_Map_And_SourceFile:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\S+\.xml)", Map_File) ;filename ending in xml
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\S+\.csv)", Source_File) ;filename ending in CSV or TXT
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
Gui, Add, text, , What is the name of the Map File?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 Lowercase w150 vMap_File, %Map_File%
Gui, Add, text, , `nWhat is the name of the Source File?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 Lowercase w150 vSource_File, %Source_File%
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show, w200
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return


Grab_Report_ID:
RegExMatch(clipboard, "(\d){9}", Report_ID) ;going to try and extract up to first line
Gui, +AlwaysOnTop -MaximizeBox -MinimizeBox
gui, add, text, , `nWhat is the Report ID?
Gui, Add, edit, r1 vReport_ID, %Report_ID% ;, LongDate
Gui, Add, Button, Default, OK
Gui, Show
Gui +LastFound ;use this in conjunction with next line to have ahk wait for input before proceeding
WinWaitClose
return

ButtonOK:
gui, Submit
Gui, Destroy
return

;***********************Functions********************************.
XMLFunc(XML=""){
gosub Login
gosub SendXML
GoSub Evaluator
GoSub Append_CleanXML_Save
}

ColToChar(index) { ;Converting Columns to Numeric for Excel
	If(index <= 26)
	{
		return Chr(64+index)
	}
	Else If (index > 26)
	{
		return Chr((index-1)/26+64) . Chr(mod((index - 1),26)+65)
	}
}
DropUnwantedColumns(Values=""){
xls:=Excel_Get()
LC := xls.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Columns.Count ;Grabs last Column
CL:=ColtoChar(LC-A_Index+1)

Loop, %LC%
{
	Header:=xls.Range(CL . "1").Value
	;~ MsgBox % Header
	Loop, parse, Values, `,
	{
		If (Header=A_LoopField)
			xls.Range(CL . ":" CL).Delete
	}
CL:=ColtoChar(LC-A_Index+1)
}
}

 

Loading contacts to SilverPop via API call & SFTP file transfer

API call & SFTP file transfer

API call & SFTP file transfer

API call & SFTP file transfer

Loading our contact lists into Engage via their Web interface (browser) takes around 7-9 minutes of focused attention per list.  Doing the same thing with an API call and Secure File Transfer (SFTP) takes seconds!  The below video demonstrates the process from using web scraping to grab the name /ID on our SharePoint server to uploading the file to Engage, creating the name in Engage and tying the new name to the contact list.  The video is longer because I also have it wait for the data job to complete and then write an email confirming the process is complete.

The API call & SFTP file transfer is free with Engage/SilverPop but it isn’t well promoted (on their website nor by their representatives.  Spending a bit of time to get it working is well worth the investment. For the SFTP file transfer I’m using WinSCP but any SFTP program will do.

 

 

API call & SFTP file transfer