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Wire-frame fillin fields allow you to customize short pieces of content for every campaign. These fields can be defined in Templates and List From or Reply To fields.  Fillin Fields are not currently supported in Articles.

Fillin Fields are especially useful if you wish to reuse the same content or list for multiple campaigns but would like slightly different information in each deployment. Each time a campaign is launched or scheduled, a prompt allows you to enter content for the field, and the content will appear in every message delivered for the campaign.

Filllin fields are defined using the 'fillin' tag:

%%fillin "name=[name]"%%

Or

%%fillin name=[name]&required=[true|false]%%

Fillin fields support the following attributes:

 

Attribute

Description

name

Label of the Fillin Field when displayed in the deployment wizard. The name should be short, but meaningful, and contain no special characters, such as: !@#$%^&*()[] {}<>?/\|.

required

Optional attribute to indicate that a field must be filled in order to deploy properly. An entry is not required by default. Options include true or false.

 

The same fillin definition can be used in multiple places and the same content will be placed in each location when the campaign is deployed.

Example Fillin Field

To add a fillin field to a Template:

  1. Go to CONTENT > VIEW TEMPLATES.
  2. Click ADD to add a new template.
  3. Enter a Name and Subject for the template.
  4. Click the Format in which you wish to include the fillin date: Plain Text, HTML, or Mobile.
  5. In the Body of the template, include the following tag where <name> is the name that will appear in the Campaign wizard as the field label.

%%fillin name=<name>%%

  1. Click SAVE to save the template.

For example, to manually enter a City name in a template, the following might be defined in the Plain Text format tab:

Hello %%$first%%, We heard you will be visiting %%fillin name=visiting%% from %%$city%%. We would love for you to stop by our store in %%fillin name=visiting%%. Just mention this email with the code "I'm just visiting" when you stop by and we'll give you a free gift to use when you get back to %%$city%%. We look forward to seeing you! Our Team  

In this example, the subscriber's First Name and City stored in their subscriber record will be filled for the %%$first%% and %%$city%% tags. A single fillin field will appear in the wizard when you choose to deploy the campaign with the field name "visiting". Both instances in the template will be filled with the city name entered into the field. A subscriber with the First Name 'John' who lives in 'Seattle' sent a campaign with the fillin field set to 'Atlanta' would receive the following message:

Hello John, We heard you will be visiting Atlanta from Seattle. We would love for you to stop by our store in Atlanta. Just mention this email with the code "I'm just visiting" when you stop by and we'll give you a free gift to use when you get back to Seattle. We look forward to seeing you! Our Team

When you use the Deploy Campaign Wizard or Schedule Campaign Wizard to prepare your campaign, you will be prompted to fill the Fillin Field. 

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