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Issue Issue Description Even though the Success Path Analyzer and the RCE report may be looking at the same thing (e.g the conversions from one stage to another), the numbers in Success Path Analyzer and RCE Conversion Ratio will not match. Solution Issue Resolution Success Path Analyzer is telling you that records are flowing from one stage to another, for example a record moving from Cold List to MQL, the conversion rate will display the rate from this stage to the next stage. If you look at the RCE Conversion Ratio, this is not tracking just the conversion from the first stage on the Success Path Analyzer to the second but instead this tracks all the conversions from this stage to another (eg. Cold List to MQL, Cold List to Attempting). Thus resulting in a much higher conversion percentage as the RCE is not bound to the green path from the Success Path Analyzer. Who This Solution Applies To Customers using RCE, Customers using Success Path Analyzer
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Issue You want to use Slack with webhooks to be able to customize the integration a bit more than using it as a Launchpoint service. Solution We will assume you have already created your App within the Slack API page  we will cover everything after that here. 1) Make sure you are logged in so you can access your App through the Slack API page. 2) Select your App: 3) From here you will want to select the "Incoming Webhooks" from underneath "Features": 4) Use the on/off toggle to the right of the title "Activate Incoming Webhooks"   5) Select the "Add New Webhook to Workspace" button to create a new URL that we will use for our webhook within Marketo: 6) Select where you want to post, either at a specific user or channel:   7) Now we are directed back to the page we were one, hit the copy button next to the Webhook URL to copy the URL as we will need it for a later step. 😎 Login to your Marketo instance and navigate to the Admin section. 9) Select Webhooks 10) Select Create Webhook. For the following fields assign the appropriate values: Webhook Name*        =        What ever you want to name Description                 =        A description of what the webhook is used for URL*                           =        Here is where we paste the URL we copied before Request Type*            =        POST Template                     =       This is the information you want to send to your slack channel/user It should in the following format:                                              payload={"text": "DEVELOPER SITE ALERT: {{lead.First Name:default=edit me}} {{lead.Company:default=edit me}},                                                            {{lead.Email Address:default=no email address}}" } Request Encoding Token     =  None (You can change this if you want) Response Type                    =  None 11) Click create and now we are ready to call our webhook and send necessary data to our users in Slack!  
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Issue Issue Description After switching to Salesforce Lightning, you receive the following error when trying to open a copy of a Marketo email: "You can't preview or edit Classic templates on the Email Templates home page. Go to Classic Email Templates in Setup."   Solution Issue Resolution Currently the email templates are saved under the "Classic Email Templates" and are not compatible with Salesforce Lighting.   If you are trying to view the emails in Salesforce that are sent by Marketo, you will need to view the emails in Classic Mode.   Who This Solution Applies To Customers using Salesforce Lightning
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Issue Description You have a record in Marketo that is a Contact in SFDC, and the record fails to sync with the error " INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_OR_READONLY: insufficient access rights on object id." Issue Resolution This error can occur if the Record Type ID field is not updated in Marketo when the SFDC Lead is converted to a Contact.  If the Record Type ID value displayed in Marketo is not valid for Contacts, the sync will fail with the error, " INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_OR_READONLY: insufficient access rights on object id ." To resolve this, you can update the Record Type ID in Marketo with the correct value from Salesforce, or you can delete the value from Marketo and allow the sync to write the correct value from Salesforce.
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  NOTE: In order to manage authorized support contacts you must be set up as a SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR on your support entitlement with Marketo.   IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW: Our system is particular about how each User needs to access the Support Portal. Simply going straight to the nation.marketo.com will not have the desired result. Each User must access the Support Portal from your instance. This can be done by logging into your Marketo instance and either clicking on the Community tile or Community button in the upper right hand corner of your instance. Users will not show up in the list of available users to be added as Authorized Support contacts until these steps are completed. Below is an example image of the community tile each User must click:       This will bring you to the Community page (https://nation.marketo.com/), and from there you will proceed to follow these steps:   1. Log into the Marketo Community and click Support.     2. Click Manage Authorized Contacts to approve or disapprove authorized contacts.     3. The top of the Manage Authorized Contacts page provides information about contact totals.  If the Allow Marketo Support to Add Authorized Contacts is checked, it means that the customer has granted permission to Marketo Support to add authorized contacts.     4. To authorize a contact, check the Is Authorized checkbox next to the contact's name.  In order to appear on the list of available contacts, the user must have clicked Community (while logged into Marketo) at least  once.     5. To un-authorize a contact, click the Authorized checkbox next to a contact name to clear the checkmark. Click OK in the popup.      If a contact on the list is no longer an employee at your company or that person does not need to manage cases, you can remove a contact from the listing entirely, by deselecting the Authorized box, and selecting the No Longer checkbox. Click OK in the popup.         Great! You can now manage Authorized Contacts for your account.  
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Issue You already have a Marketo connected to an instance of Salesforce and want to switch to a different instance of SFDC.     Solution This is not possible. Once you have connected your Marketo instance to an instance of SFDC, that connection cannot be changed. If you want to connect Marketo to a different instance of SFDC, you would need to contact your Customer Success Manager to have a new Marketo instance provisioned.        
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Issue Description You want to know how long changing a segment takes. Issue Resolution Segment changes are treated like any other activity that is being queued up and processed to be run. Segment changes have an extremely low priority and can sit in the queue waiting for other activities to finish, so you should wait for some time after making the change before you reference the segment elsewhere.
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Issue How to use the Web Page, Referrer URL, or Query String constraints to specify web page when using one form on multiple pages. Solution Use the appropriate constraint to specify which page the form is on when using a "Fills Out Form" trigger or "Filled Out Form" filter in a Smart List. There are three options: Web Page Referrer URL Query String   Web Page This constraint is designed for Marketo Landing Pages. If you have one form on multiple pages, and were attempting to specify a Marketo Landing Page, then you would use Web Page.  If you use Web Page, your value is the Landing Page asset name, such as "Global Contact Form Page". Or if the page is local to a program, the name format would be [program name].[landing page name]   Referrer URL This constraint is designed for external, non-Marketo pages. If the form you have is embedded on an external page, the value you would enter would be the URL of the page. This constraint is very picky about the values entered. Say the form is on http://www.pages.domain.com/contact-us.html . Only the following 2 options would function: Referrer URL - is - http://www.pages.domain.com/contact-us.html Referrer URL - contains - www.pages.domain.com/contact-us   By using "is", the exact value must match. When using "contains" a smaller portion of the whole can be used. Even "contains" /contact-us would have worked successfully, but the less specific the value is the more other pages could qualify depending on the use case. Generally, "contains" is advised with a unique portion of the URL because there can often be querystrings on URLs that would then not satisfy the "is" constraint.   Querystrings If the form is on a page, and the page has a querystring, such as: http://www.pages.domain.com/contact-us.html?product=new-stuff , then the form submission activity on the Marketo record would have a new field in the Detail called Query Parameters. ( Querystring, Query String, Query Parameters are all the same thing.) If you set up direct links to the Page with unique querystrings, then you would be able to use the Querystring constraint and use values from the querystring in the trigger/filter form fillout campaign.
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NEW WebAPI (REST) integration now available for Microsoft Dynamics   NOTE: This is currently ONLY available for Dynamics online & on-prem versions 9.x using ADFS 2016 and above. Pre-ADFS 2016 (on-prem v8.x and older with ADFS versions earlier than 2016) authentication is done using client credentials only – clientid/secret is not possible. Since o ur existing WebAPI integration mandates a clientid and secret, it is only supported for Dynamics 365 Online and Dynamics on-prem instances v9.x in conjunction with ADFS 2016 and above. If you do not use these supported Dynamics/ADFS configurations, the native SOAP integration will continue to work for the foreseeable future; however, we are no longer developing SOAP enhancements.   As part of the continued investment in our Microsoft partnership, the native Marketo Engage / Dynamics SOAP integration is being upgraded to a more robust and stable connection using WebAPI (REST) that will better support future upgrades and releases.    The Marketo Engage and Microsoft Dynamics teams are encouraging all customers to proactively adopt WebAPI in preparation for the forthcoming scenario where SOAP API is no longer supported. The upgrade should only take 5-10 minutes by your Dynamics admin and present no loss of data with your existing sync. This is a critical step to ensure your WebAPI connector activation can be completed.   We encourage all Dynamics customers with the supported version/ADFS configurations to upgrade before May 2020, our target time frame to begin releasing new features via WebAPI.   The attached Customer Setup document only applies to Dynamics Online (365) and on-prem v9.x with ADFS 2016 and above. If you have questions or need help with your specific configuration, please open a support case for assistance.
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Issue After updating a Segmentation, a person now qualifies for a different segment than previous, but there is no change segmentation activity in the log for that person. Solution This is expected when the segmentation is recalculated. The process will not write change values as this is seen as initial value in this newly approved segment. Any subsequent changes to the records will write a Change Segment activity
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Issue Description You would like to pull a report of all the non marketable records that you have in Marketo. Issue Resolution You can do this via a Smart list: Use the Any filter in the smart list. Filters: Black Listed = true Unsubscribed = true Marketing Suspended = true Email Invalid = true Email Address is empty This smart list will pull all the people that fall into the blocked leads list.
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Issue Description An Email with only emoji in the subject line is displaying "Subject is empty" error and is not approving, or emoji fail to render elsewhere in the email. Issue Resolution If the subject line only consists of emoji, consider adding text. The Email Editor was not designed to insert emoji. However some have been able to insert emoji from outside sources. Those with the most success are inserting UTF-8 encoded emoticons. This specific encoded emoticon can be inserted (copy/paste) through a 3rd party website, located with a general web search: "UTF-8 emoticons/emoji". If the inserted emoji has a different encoding, it may fail to render in the Email Editor, and it may fail to render upon delivery as well. Rendering upon delivery will be reliant on the recipient server. If the emoji is considered invalid, then the 'diamond with question mark' character may remain. Alternatively, b asic symbols could be used instead of emoji, as they are ASCII characters and not reliant on extra encoding. 3rd party sites, identified with a websearch: "ASCII symbols", can be a resource. Another option can be q-encoding the emoji in UTF-8 format to render a string of code that can be used. This code tells the email client to render the desired emoji. To q-encode, copy and paste the desired emoji through a Unicode to UTF-8 translation tool, such as https://tools.bluestatedigital.com/kb/subject-line-assistant ​and then insert the translated code.
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NOTE - Only authorized support contacts from your organization can submit support cases. To tell if you are an authorized support contact or not, access the CaseConnector and select Create Case.  If you are not an authorized contact, you will receive the below screen.  If there is available space you can select the green button and add yourself as a support contact.   1. Go to Support.   2. Click on Submit a Case.     3. Click on Create Case.   4. Enter a Subject to see suggested articles on the problem. Select an article.   5. Click View Full Article to read in on a full screen view.   6. Didn't find the help you needed? Enter your information into the required fields. Click Save.   Great! You've submitted a case. A support rep will reach out to you shortly.
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Issue Description The Issue When using the Filter 'Member of SFDC Campaign' in the Smart List and checking the people tab to see which records are qualified, this message occurs: Could not evaluate rule 1 (SFDC Campaign 'Campaign Name' not found)  Note: it may state could not evaluate rule # - # can be any number, if the filter is number 5.  # will equal 5 Issue Resolution The Fix Ensure the that the SFDC Campaign being referenced in the Smart List is an ACTIVE campaign The Why This error occurs due to the SFDC Campaign not being an active campaign in SFDC. You may be wondering "then why can I select the SFDC campaign in the drop down?" This is because the Smart List Filter specifically 'Member of SFDC Campaign' similar to 'Has Opportunity' filter reference a backend table in Marketo. This backend table is updated when a SFDC Campaign is removed or renamed. Therefore, Marketo does not directly perform an API call to check if the campaign is selectable, but rather uses the backend table as reference. One way to check in Marketo if the SFDC Campaign is active is to check the 'Added to SFDC Campaign' Trigger in a Smart Campaign's Smart List as that dropdown will only show active campaigns. Who This Solution Applies To Customers integrated with Salesforce
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Included in this article Overview Do you need to create fields in Salesforce and have them connect to specific fields in Marketo like for Lead Score or Acquisition Program? If so, this document will take you right to the instructions on how to get that done! Step by Step Directions for all Salesforce Editions Adding Custom Marketo Fields to Salesforce Video Overview Here's a video tutorial of the entire process that should make it easy to follow along: Salesforce Connector Setup​ Enjoy!
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System Uptime and Reliability   Month Uptime May 2020 99.972% April 2020 99.943% March 2020 99.882% February 2020 99.972% January 2020 99.925% December 2019 99.893% November 2019 99.942% October 2019 99.945% September 2019 99.963% August 2019 99.489% July 2019 99.980% June 2019 99.750%     Email Deliverability Score     Trusted IPs All IPs Month Cisco SenderBase Good/Neutral/Poor ReturnPath Sender Score 0 to 100 Cisco SenderBase Good/Neutral/Poor ReturnPath Sender Score 0 to 100 May 2020 Good 98 Good 98 April 2020 Good 98 Good 98 March 2020 Good 98 Good 98 February 2020 Good 98 Good 98 January 2020 Good 98 Good 98 December 2019 Good 98 Good 98 November 2019 Good 98 Good 98 October 2019 Good 97 Good 98 September 2019 Good 99 Good 98 August 2019 Good 98 Good 97 July 2019 Good 98 Good 97 June 2019 Good 98 Good 97
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What’s changing? On February 21, 2019, Webkit announced the new release of Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), known as ITP 2.1 and ITP 2.2 shortly thereafter. With ITP 2.x, all persistent client-side cookies, i.e., non-session cookies created via JavaScript through document.cookie, are capped to a seven-day or one-day expiry.  Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have also announced their intent to conform to these new policies, though no details or dates have been released.   How does this impact Marketo? As a result of these changes to cookie policy, 7 days after their initial tracked visit to your domain, the Munchkin cookies of visitors using Safari (or future affected browser versions) created with the existing versions of Munchkin JavaScript will expire, and on subsequent visits they will be tracked as a new visitor.   How does Munchkin operate? On a person’s first visit to a page on your domain, a new anonymous person record is created in Marketo. The primary key for this record is the Munchkin cookie (_mkto_trk) which is created in the user’s browser.  All subsequent web activity on that browser is recorded against this anonymous record.  In order to be associated with a known record in Marketo, one of the following methods should be used: The person may visit a Munchkin-tracked page with a mkt_tok parameter in the query string from a tracked Marketo email link. The person may fill out a Marketo Form. REST Associate Lead call must be sent.   Once one of these actions is completed, the cookie and all its associated web activity will be associated with the known record.   How is Marketo planning to address ITP concerns? Marketo will implement a new web service to allow Munchkin cookies to be set with a Set-Cookie header via HTTP response, so that they may bypass the 7-day expiry cap imposed when setting cookies via JavaScript.   Do I need to do anything to take advantage of these updates? In order to leverage the new behavior and take advantage of the greater expiry period and tracking capabilities, ensure that you have configured the following: A Landing Page CNAME Secured Landing Pages (i.e. HTTPS) For external pages, you must have configured a Landing Page Domain or Domain Alias with a Top-Level Domain (TLD) matching the external domains which you wish to track For example, if you have pages on the domain www.example.com which are tracked, you must have configured an LP Domain or Alias which is a subdomain of example.com, like munchkin.example.com   What happens if I do nothing? Munchkin’s ability to track users across sessions on the same domain will remain limited by ITP to either 1 or 7 days based on the browser and browser version used by the visitor. As of this posting, this only affects visitors using the Safari browser, although Chrome & Firefox may follow suit with their own versions.   When will the solution be launched? These changes will begin as a staggered roll-out to customers who have opted into the Munchkin Beta channel in conjunction with the January 2020 Marketo release. Once the solution has been released to all beta customers, the roll-out to our entire customer base will begin in mid-to-late February. All customers should expect to have the solution by end of March 2020.   Google Chrome Update (Feb. 2020): Google recently announced that the Chrome browser will block all third-party cookies within two years; however, s ince Marketo uses 1st party cookies, this update regarding 3rd party cookies will NOT affect your Marketo tracking efforts. For further context about 3rd party cookies in general, and the industry shift away from using them, please see the following article for Adobe's stance across the Experience Cloud Solutions: https://medium.com/adobetech/an-adobe-perspective-google-chromes-announcement-on-the-future-limits-of-3rd-party-cookies-bbb7bb257fdb
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Issue Issue Description When there is a notification in Marketo for "Microsoft Dynamics Sync Change", sometimes it may also include "localizedMsg" as one of the fields, despite that field not existing in the Marketo instance.   Solution Issue Resolution The "localizedMsg" is an extra bit of wording that shows up in these error messages sometimes, but it is not relevant to the rest of the notification. Focus on the other field(s) listed there, as that's what the notification message is really talking about. You can ignore the "localizedMsg" bit since that's not an actual field.  Who This Solution Applies To Dynamics Users
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Just joined the Marketo family? Want to learn more about how to use Marketo? Drop by one of our Office Hours! Group Office Hours are one-hour sessions for you to virtually connect with a marketing automation expert when you need personalized guidance and insightful advice. Office Hours are available weekdays at different hours to meet our customers' needs around the globe. Please note these open sessions are open to Launch Pack customers only. If you have not signed up for the service and would like to, please send an email to services@marketo.com. Prerequisites: You must be within 90 days of your Marketo subscription start date or have signed up for the service You must have taken the Marketo Core Concepts class What to expect: Marketo Expert facilitating the open group session Types of questions: How to/Best Practices/Strategy/On-boarding Upcoming Sessions EMEA Office Hours: Monday, 2 PM GMT North America Office Hours: Monday, 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET APAC Office Hours: Tuesday 1pm AEDT, 3pm NZDT North America Office Hours: Wednesday, 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET APAC Office Hours: Thursday 1pm AEDT, 3pm NZDT North America Office Hours: Friday, 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET
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Issue Email get delivered initially but after a while, the email bounces stating 550 error. Solution This is a behavior of a particular type of Bounce called an Out of Band bounce ( OOB). The Send, Delivered and then Bounced sequence tells us that the email was initially accepted, but then due to a variety of reasons (or categories) it was rejected. This type of bounce is not uncommon, but are relatively rare. If you look at the lead record , you'll see that there will be an "Email Delivered" activity right before this bounce message which is what makes it "Out Of Band" . There isn't really any way Marketo can control it--it's entirely up to the recipient mail server. Many times this happens when a recipient mail server takes in emails in through a main server, then dumps them over to a secondary server. The first one that takes in the email gives back the "Email Delivered" message. Then the secondary server evaluates each email based on the spam filters and against known email addresses in their system. If the secondary server gets invalid email addresses or filtered out as spam, they'll then be bounced, causing the bounced message after the delivered message. 
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