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Having sync troubles with SFDC?  Try this quick checklist to see if it solves your problems. How can I tell if there's a sync problem with Salesforce? Symptoms of a broken SFDC sync include: Your information hasn't sync'd in the last few hours (and this isn't your first sync) "Sync lead with Sales" isn't working Checked activity history items or SFDC Tasks aren't being sent to SFDC Before you go any further, go to the Salesforce section of the Admin page and look at the Last Synced time: If it's been more than an hour, try these steps. Enter your SFDC username, password, and token Log into Marketo and go to the Salesforce section of the Admin tab.  Look at the account that's syncing to Salesforce. Are the credentials blank?  If so, take a minute to set up your Salesforce sync. Setting up Salesforce.com Integration   Did you recently make large changes in your Salesforce database such as adding custom fields or changing many field values?  Large changes to your SFDC database may take longer than usual to sync into Marketo. Check if SFDC sync is enabled Is sync enabled?  If it's disabled , the button says "Enable Sync."  Click the button to enable sync. Otherwise, the button reads "Disable Sync."  You can leave the button alone if this is the case. Check your SFDC username, password, and token Did you change your SFDC password recently?  Or did you reset your SFDC security token?  If so, click the Edit Credentials button and enter the new information. Remember that if your password changes, your security token changes as well; you'll need to update both at the same time.   Is the SFDC account active? Go to the Users section of your Salesforce.com account.  Open the SFDC Setup section. Open the account you're using for sync (Administration -> Manage Users -> Users, then click "Edit" for the account used for sync).  Is the account active?  If not, enable the box and click "save", then wait a few minutes to see if sync resumes.   SFDC permissions Does the account have the correct permissions?  When you edited the user's record, the Profile is right above the Active flag. Open the profile for that account (Administration -> Manage Users -> Profiles) and edit the profile for the sync account.  Scroll down the page to the "Administrative Permissions" section. Check this article to see what object and administrative permissions are required for Marketo to access your SFDC account successfully: Required Profile Permissions in Salesforce for Marketo Sync Trusted IP addresses Does your company have any IP address restrictions on your SFDC account (blocked or trusted IPs)?  If you use Trusted IP addresses, Salesforce will send you an authorization email to confirm that Marketo is legitimately accessing Salesforce.  Follow those instructions and you'll be allowed to use the API with that account. Login Hours Do you have login hours set for the sync user's profile?  View the profile (as opposed to "edit" above) and scroll down to the Login Hours section. If you have login hours set, unset them by clicking "Edit", then click "clear all times" and finally click "Save". If none of these steps solves your Salesforce.com sync problems, call Marketo Support and we'll help you resolve the problem.
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  Marketo Champions are customers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the Marketo Community, are experts in Marketo products, are avid contributors in the social world, and are loyal advocates of the Marketo brand. Benefits and perks our Champions receive include:   Access: Meetings with our product and marketing teams to give exclusive feedback Previews: Given early previews to products, features, and releases when available Publicity: Exclusive speaking opportunities at our annual Marketo Summit and other events Networking: Special networking events with Marketo executives and fellow Champions and semi-annual conference calls Ownership: Ownership of content and exclusive activities at our annual Marketo Summit that showcase your expertise and thought leadership Credibility: Special Champion badge on Marketo Community profiles, and profiled on Marketo's corporate website Sweet Swag: Champion-exclusive swag To find out more information and apply, click here. To view a complete list of current Champions, click here. Join the Marketo Elite Today!  
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Issue How to export a list of all the field mappings between Marketo and SFDC.     Solution Issue Resolution You can do export field mappings by following these steps: Go to Admin > Field Management. Click over a tab to Field Mapping. Click the export button, next to the search bar at the bottom.  
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Issue Clearing cache and cookies in your browser will fix a number of different problems related to page display, browser errors, and login issues.     Solution Here are links to the support articles on how to clear cache and cookies for the most commonly used browsers. Chrome Clear cache and cookies - Computer - Google Account Help   FireFox How to clear the Firefox cache | Firefox Help   Safari Safari for Mac: Manage cookies and website data using Safari   Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer   Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge, browsing data, and privacy – Microsoft privacy    
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Issue Users for your Marketo instance are unable to log into the instance. Solution Check your landing page URLs and email links. If these are also unavailable, your Marketo instance may have been shut off. Marketo Support can confirm whether your instance has been deactivated, but are not able to reactivate it.  In this situation , please contact your Marketo Account Representative to discuss the status of the instance and regaining access.        
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Issue You are experiencing slow processing of campaigns, smart lists, and reports.     Solution There are three key components that can slow down an instance: Number of trigger campaigns : Trigger campaigns are always on, always listening.  If there are 50 campaigns triggering at the same time, all the 50 triggers will be in queue, slowing down your processing and routing inside Marketo. Solution: Reduce the number of Triggers. Convert some of the triggers to batches: Batches also run all the flow steps for every lead at once, instead of serially, which reduces total processing time.   Complexity of smart lists : The more complex a smart list, the harder it is for the system to figure it out, which increases backend processing and even creates campaign failures from timeouts. Solution: Reduce the number of nested smart lists called in a smart list. Whenever you ask Marketo to call another Smart List, it has to wait until all of the other smart lists finish, before putting together the final counts. Instead of Marketo looking for the list and running it, just put the filters in the trigger itself.   Volume of Leads: With regular cleaning and good systems design, it is fairly easy to keep your system running fast. Reduce the number of leads that can flow through with filters. Clean up the inactive leads at regular intervals.    
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!!EASTER EGG!! The ball with the Marketo logo in the upper-left corner of the screen is your Superball.  Here's a quick trick to make it bounce like it did when you first got into your Marketo instance: Hold down Ctrl (Command for Macs) + Shift, then hit the 's' key. Happy bouncing!    
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Issue Issue Description Marketo records have opportunity role while they don't have any opportunity   Solution Issue Resolution This can happen because they are separate SFDC objects so it is possible that the opportunity is not visible to the sync user but the OpportunityContactRole is.  To resolve this, log into SFDC as the Marketo sync user and ensure that the opportunity is visible to the sync user.  
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Issue You have two SFDC picklist fields mapped to one Marketo field but it isn't showing all picklist values for both SFDC fields. Solution When two SFDC picklist fields are mapped to one field in Marketo, the only values that will show in Marketo will be the values that exist in both picklists.  Review the picklist values in Salesforce and add any missing values to the picklists so that they match exactly.
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Issue Can you remove a CRM from Marketo? Solution You cannot remove a CRM integration from an instance. Once the CRM of your choice is clicked (Dynamics or Salesforce) the instance is set to use that CRM for the remainder of its life. Once the login and mappings have been setup for a instance, the CRM instance or org cannot be changed as well. If for a reason you do need to change the CRM or the linked instance, you would want to reach out to your Customer Success Manager to get information on provisioning a new Marketo instance.  
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Issue Can you sync Marketo multiple programs to a single Salesforce campaign? Solution Marketo only allows a 1:1 Relationship with Program/Campaign synchronization. If you try to sync a program to a campaign already used by another program you will recieve a error or prompt advising you cannot do it.    
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Issue Error "API is not enabled for this Organization or Partner" occurs during Marketo - Salesforce integration.     Solution This is a Salesforce generated error and indicates that API access is not available in your SFDC instance.  For more information, see this Salesforce documentation: http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api/Content/sforce_api_calls_concepts_core_data_objects.htm . To resolve this, contact Salesforce to enable API access.
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Issue A record in Marketo failed to sync to Salesforce due to a Field Validation error.  Errors may include the following: Failed: FIELD_INTEGRITY_EXCEPTION:  INVALID_OR_NULL_FOR_RESTRICTED_PICKLIST: bad value for restricted pick list field. Solution The lead was unable to sync to Salesforce because the value for a specific required field was missing or did not match the rules Salesforce had for the data in the field.  For example, the field in Salesforce could be a picklist and the value Marketo is trying to pass in the field is not in the picklist.  Salesforce always requires a Last Name and a Company Name value for all records, so if your lead is missing data in these fields, the sync will fail. To resolve this, check Salesforce to see what the acceptable values are for the field specified in the error, and make sure the Marketo record has the necessary information.  If you need further assistance with this, we recommend working with your SFDC Admin to determine why Salesforce is rejecting the record. This commonly happens when  Country/State picklist is enabled on your SFDC instance. As a consequence, SFDC will reject any record with country/state value does not belong to the list and so you will have to make sure that countries are set correctly everywhere in Marketo, and especially: in forms in data management campaigns in imports For example, if you try to pass the value "New York" to Salesforce, it will not be accepted. Salesforce will only accept "NY". The error messages you're seeing are coming from Salesforce because the State fields have been standardized to only accept certain pick-list values. In order to get these records to sync with Salesforce you'll need to update them to have valid values. Contact your SFDC Admin to get the list of accepted values for that field and update the record in Marketo with the appropriate value that is accepted by SFDC. If you feel like pick list is not necessary on SFDC, you could just disable the state or country pick lists in SFDC by following the below document https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=admin_state_country_picklist_enable.htm&type=5     Who This Solution Applies To Customers integrated with Salesforce    
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  Overview Add Leads to Static Lists Use Custom Fields Overview Lead records have two primary components – lead attributes and activity logs. Lead attributes are the fields and field values within the lead record. For example, Job Title is a lead attribute. Lead Name is a lead attribute. Activity logs record the actions Marketo or the lead themselves have taken. For example, sending an email to a lead is an activity that would show in the activity log. If the lead opens the email or visits a tracked page, those activities would show in the activity log as well.   Activities in the activity log are only retained for 25 months, or 37 if you have purchased the premium data retention option. The main way to store activity data beyond the Data Retention Policy timeframe is to use the Bulk Extract API. There are two other ways you can keep a reference of these activities after the end of the Data Retention period, and they can be referenced within the Marketo UI. This article will show you how that can be done.     Add Leads to Static Lists Static lists will retain lead membership even if the activity of adding the lead to the list has been removed. This will let you have lists dedicated to specific criteria that would otherwise be removed after the data retention time period has been passed.   For example, Smart Campaign membership history is not retained after 25 months. If you are searching for members of a Smart Campaign, but a lead first became a member of the Smart Campaign more than 25 months ago, the search results would not include that lead.   An easy way to work around that is to add your leads to a static list as part of the flow of the campaign. When creating your Smart Campaign, create a new static list with the same corresponding name (makes it easier to identify later). When building the flow of your campaign, add the "Add to List" flow step so that all leads going through the campaign will be logged on the list.         Use Custom Fields Lead attributes and their field values are not affected by the Data Retention Policy. Use Smart Campaigns to populate custom fields with values based on activities your leads take. This will allow you to filter leads by these lead attributes that are not affected by the Data Retention Policy. A side benefit to this is that it is faster to search by lead attributes than by searching through lead activity logs.   Example: This approach can work for many different activities, but let’s use form fill outs as an example.   Let’s say you want to be able to identify leads who have been very active and have filled out more than 5 forms over their lifecycle. You could use the filter “Filled Out Form” with the “Min. Number of Times” constraint set to 5. However, if one of those forms filled out occurred more than 25 months ago, the filter would only be able to access 4 form fill activities in the activity log. Therefore, the lead would not pass the filter.   Instead of using the “Filled Out Form” filter, set up a Smart Campaign to write to custom fields that show you how many forms they’ve filled out, and when the first one was. Here’s how to do it:   1. Create two new custom fields in Marketo, one Score Field, and the second a Date Field.   2. Create a new Smart Campaign   3. Add the trigger “Fills Out Form” set to “is any” to the Campaign Smart List     4. Add these two Flow Steps to the Campaign Flow: Flow Step 1 : “Change Score” Score Field Name: your score field name Change: +1   Flow Step 2 : “Change Data Value” Add Choice to Flow Step Choice 1: If “your score field name”  “is empty” Attribute “your score field name” New Value: {{system.date}} Default Choice: Do Nothing       This campaign will listen for any time a lead fills out a form, add +1 to your score field, and if it’s the very first form they’ve ever filled out, it will log the date of when it was done. If the lead has ever filled out a form in the past, there will already be a date value in the date field, so the flow choice would just skip over it and do nothing.       Results You’ll See: With the original goal of identifying leads who have filled out more than 5 forms you’ll be able to filter for leads that have filled out at least 5 forms. In addition, this campaign will let you search for leads based on when they had filled out their very first form, regardless of how long ago it was. Since it’s stored in a lead field, it’s a lead attribute that is not affected by the Data Retention Policy at all.      
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Article Text Included in this article Overview What Causes Data Mismatch Sync Delays from Backlog Checking for the backlog How do you fix it? Campaign to add leads to SFDC  Campaign set up incorrectly Sync user permissions Field Value Validation Field Type Validation Overview Sometimes the data you see in your CRM system doesn't match what you see inside of Marketo. This document will show you the common reasons to help troubleshoot where the problem could be coming from.     What Causes Data Mismatch The vast majority of data mismatches result from sync backlogs, so much of this doc will go over sync backlogs. However, since there are a number of other ways this can happen, here are the most common ones to watch out for: Sync delays from backlog Incorrect set up of campaigns to add leads to SFDC Campaigns Sync user permissions Field Value Validation Field Type Validation     Sync Delays from Backlog Whenever an update is made to a record, it generates a System Modification Time Stamp, referred to as a SysModStamp. The creation of a SysModStamp on a field that is visible to the sync user will queue the record to be resynced. Whether the update is made on the Marketo side or on the CRM side, it will trigger the record to be resynced to update the information on the other end through the regular Marketo to CRM sync cycle.   When large numbers of updates are made like from a field value changing, then large numbers of records are altered, causing new SysModStamps on those records. This in turn results in large numbers of lead record updates that need to be resynced between Marketo and your CRM.       The sync of leads flows at the rate of approximately 10,000 records per hour. If you've updated 10,000 records at once, you can expect the sync of that data to take roughly an hour to complete. If you've updated 20,000 records at once, you can expect the sync of that data to take roughly two hours to complete, and so on.   Thousands of updates are synced over in just one API call as opposed to making a single API call for each individual update. Updates synced between Marketo and your CRM through the sync cycle occur in batches—large groups of updates made all at once to allow the data to be transferred more efficiently. That means 10,000 updates to the Lead Object, 10,000 updates to the Contact Object, then 10,000 updates to the Account Object, all within one sync cycle.   The sync cycle won’t let one Object dominate an entire sync cycle with large numbers of updates. Any updates over 10,000 will wait until the next sync cycle.       Checking for the backlog Long sync cycles are an indication that there are a lot of updates being made.   To check when did the last sync happened   1. Go to Admin       2. Go to integration for your CRM (e.g. Salesforce) in the tree on left       3. Go to the top right corner to see the information of Last Synced. Compare the time shown there to the current time. If it's a long time difference, you've probably got a significant backlog of updates waiting to sync.       How do you fix it? Stop making more updates.   Once the records are queued up to sync between Marketo and your CRM, there's no way to cut it off and stop it from going through the sync. The data will sync through, but essentially you'll have to just wait for it. If you can stop making continued updates until after the backlog has cleared, you'll be helping it to clear faster.       Campaign to add leads to SFDC  Campaign set up incorrectly There can also be cases when you are pushing leads to SFDC Campaigns via Marketo Programs or Smart Campaigns. If you have a flow action where you enter an incorrect campaign name or the corresponding status, the leads flowing through this campaign will have issues while syncing.   If you've synced the lead from Marketo to the SFDC Campaign but accidentally synced it to the wrong one, you'll have a data mismatch there.   Ensure that you have the campaigns with correct names and statuses       Sync user permissions Sometimes a lead won’t sync to CRM because the SFDC sync user doesn’t has permissions enabled to allow the Marketo sync user access to it. Ask your CRM Admin to update the permissions so as to allow Marketo sync user access to the record.     Field Value Validation If there’s a validation in your CRM on certain fields, and the field value in Marketo doesn’t qualify for the validation, the lead would not sync.You'll see "FIELD_CUSTOM_VALIDATION_EXCEPTION" error messages, which are your indication that this is where the problems are coming from.   For example: Let’s say there’s a validation in Salesforce to accept on “CA” as a value for the field “Country”, and Marketo field has it’s value as “Canada”. The lead would not sync to SFDC. To resolve this, ensure that field value aligns with the validation in SFDC.     Field Type Validation Field types must be compatible between Marketo and Salesforce. If the field types are different in Marketo vs CRM, it won't be able to sync properly.   For example: If the field in SFDC has the type of “Float” and field in Marketo is “Score”, then they aren't compatible and won’t sync. To resolve, ensure that the fields have similar or compatible types in Marketo and CRM
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Article Text Included in this article Overview Use Sync User Login Check Field Level Security Overview If you've ever had trouble getting a field or field value to sync between Salesforce and Marketo, the most common problem is that the Salesforce sync user doesn't have permissions to access that field.   Since different users have different permissions to access fields based on their roles, not every field or record is visible to every user. However, there can be cases when a user needs access to fields which are not accessible. For example, if a program needs to be tested but the field is not accessible, or the user may have been simply missed from the permissions. In such cases, you can check whether the sync user can see that field.     Use Sync User Login To find if your sync user has permissions to access the field, check the Salesforce integration ID. Navigate to Admin > Salesforce and check the Credentials. This will give you the login ID. Your Salesforce Admin should have the password for that login ID.       Next, log into your CRM using those SFDC sync user credentials.       Navigate to the lead/contact record.       Check to see if the field shows on the lead record. If the field is not visible, that means that your sync user does not have permissions enable to access that field.       Check Field Level Security If the field isn't visible, we need to check the Field Level Security for the fields. This is where the fields will be listed with checkboxes indicating whether the field is to be accessible or not.   1. Go to Setup.       2. Navigate to your Profile.       3. Go to the section “ Field Permissions. ”     Here you’ll be able to see the fields and their corresponding permissions. Restricted permissions could be a reason why the SFDC sync user cannot see a field or record. Therefore, you may need to make changes here to allow permissions to view it.
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  Full Details of all Marketo Support Offerings:   Support Levels Offered Service Level Response Targets   Global Contact   https://support.marketo.com :            Online Support Portal for Case management and Knowledgebase search support@marketo.com :                     Email to Case Submission supportescalations@marketo.com :   Contact Support management regarding Support services marketocares@marketo.com :            Questions regarding Support or Community access   Regional Contact Information Americas: Hours: M-F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Toll Free US: +1 877 270 6586 Direct: +1 650 376 2303   Languages Supported: English, Spanish Observed Holidays: New Year's Day Independence Day Thanksgiving Day and the Day After Christmas Day New Year's Eve Europe, Middle East, & Africa: Hours: M-F, 8am to 5pm GMT Europe: +353 (0)1 242 3030 UK: 0800 151 3030   Languages Supported: English, French, German, Portuguese Observed Holiday: New Year's Day Easter Monday Christmas Day St. Stephen's Day Australia Hours: M-F, 9am to 6pm AET ANZ: +61 2 8310 7646   Languages Supported: English Observed Holiday: New Year's Day                             ANZAC Day Christmas Day                             Good Friday Easter Monday                             Boxing Day Japan: Hours: M-F, 9am to 5:30pm JST JP: +81 (0)3 4233 9014   Languages Supported: Japanese Observed Holiday: New Year's Holiday                      Marine Day Coming of Age Day                      Respect for Senior Citizens Day National Founding Day                National Holiday Spring Equinox Day                     Autumnal Equinox Day Day of Showa                              Sports Day Constitution Memorial Day          Culture Day Green Day                                   Labor Thanksgiving Day Children's Day                             Emperor's Birthday Substitute Public Holiday             Year End After-hours Support for Production Down Issues: Online: Enter a Support Portal Case with Priority=P1 Phone: Call Support Line and follow the P1 prompts   Initial Response SLT We ask that you use the following priority definitions when setting your case priority: Priority Description P1 Mission Critical: Core Business function down or potential loss of mission critical data P2 Urgent: Major feature or workflow is not functioning, mission critical workflow and majority of user community is not blocked P3 Important: Normal usability or task completion is impacted but functional or workaround is available P4 Minor: Minor issue requiring a correction, normal workflow is not impacted  
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  Welcome to Marketo Support This guide provides individual links that covers the following topics: Marketo Support Policies Service Level Agreement How to Contact Marketo Support How to Submit a Case Tips on Effective Case Submission Managing Authorized Support Contacts (Support Admins) Managing Your Cases How to Escalate    
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  Marketo Support's Mission is:   "To provide fast and friendly world-class support through creative, flexible solutions to empower Marketo Automation Software success."   Areas of Responsibility: Technical Support Engineers (TSEs) are your initial point of contact for any questions or concerns. TSEs are responsible for troubleshoot issues within your Marketo instance. Common areas within a Marketo instances which TSEs will assist with are:   My Marketo Marketing Activities Design Studio Lead Database Analytics Revenue Explorer (RCA/RCE) Calendar Deliverability Tools Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Web Personalization (RTP) Admin Community   Our TSEs are not web developers and as a result they are unable to troubleshoot most types of custom coding (ie. HTML, JavaScript, XML, etc.). Our support team is able to help with the following types of non-custom code:    Simple Munchkin Code Asynchronous Munchkin Code Asynchronous jQuery Munchkin Code SOAP API REST API   Our technical support engineers are here to assist you and our support commitment to our customers is to always work towards providing an above and beyond support experience.   Note: Our team is not against looking at custom code and, based on the subject matter expertise, our TSEs might be able to offer suggestions and recommendations, but we do want to make it clear that they are not responsible for fixing or updating any custom code that has been implemented.   Response Time   Our Technical Support Engineers are bound to responding to your cases and issues within the Service Level Agreements from your account's level of support services.  We track response milestones to ensure that your cases are being handled in a timely manner as dictated by our agreed to Service Level Targets.
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Issue Marketo program Members are taking a long time to get updated in SFDC Campaigns.   Solution The Marketo Program to Campaign sync is not real time and will take time to update. The feature is dependent on the Marketo to SFDC background bi-directional sync. Marketo will generally sync SFDC and Marketo objects in the following order: Lead Account Contact User Task Opportunity Opportunity Contact Role Campaign Campaign Member Campaign Member Status As per the order, Campaign related objects are towards the bottom of the list. This means that all objects above it are synced first, and if there are any backlogs on those objects, the Campaign objects can queue up and cause delays.      
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