Global Variables - Changing Default Value Does Not Update Emails

Luke_Wotton
Level 3

Global Variables - Changing Default Value Does Not Update Emails

Hello.

If you set a default value of a global variable in a template and then create an email from it - if you then go in and change that default value in the template and re approve it - none of the emails that run off that template update..

The old email will still have the previous default value, even after re-approval.

Is that intended?

2 REPLIES 2
Grégoire_Miche2
Level 10

Re: Global Variables - Changing Default Value Does Not Update Emails

Hi Luke,

yes it is. Default values are only used when you add the module (for local variables) to the email or create a new email (for global and local variables). After this, the email being created, the default value becomes the email value.

-Greg

Luke_Wotton
Level 3

Re: Global Variables - Changing Default Value Does Not Update Emails

I'd like to add, module styling does not update if you change the template styling, even if it is a fixed value and not using variables.

Marketo appear to have made no link between modules, once a style is set in the template, that module styling will not be updated if you edit that template.

Is this a mistake by Marketo? It seems to make very little sense.