I am hoping to trigger an alert when the Sync to SFDC activity fails. Does anyone recommendations of how to trigger something like this? I have fixed the error that caused this to fail but I want to be able to monitor anything like this in future. The message I am seeing is indicating failure in the details of the Sync Person to SFDC activity.
Not possible. You will find a quite exhaustive list of what's missing in the SFDC connecotr here: Marketo / salesforce integration needs a serious overhaul, don't you "sync"?
This is a pain in the arse for sure. I've had a few discussions on the subject and (I am not sure of the validity, but sounds right)...
If you are warehousing your activity detail -- running nightly exports of activity history, that meta data is included in those exports. Then with a few allegedly simply queries depending on your particular setup, you should be able to run a query or BI tool to locate those trouble spots the next day.
I also had some chats with the folks over DigitalPi Consulting about a year ago and they were putting together a really slick Omega DigitalPI for monitoring Marketo Health/Syncs/Etc. The turned it into a product/service: OMEGA – Automation Intelligence . I'd suggest checking it out. Note of bias -- I am partial to DigitalPi: they're smart, witty, and get both the human and operational side of marketing.
Thanks for the shoutout, David! I'm excited to say that our OMEGA tool has gotten pretty robust over the last year. Kim, if you are interested, I'd be happy to show you how it might be able to help you quickly identify errors like this one.
An alternative suggestion if you are still experiencing this issue. If you have a global campaign to sync leads to SFDC, you can add a wait step to that campaign and then check to see if the person was created in SFDC a few hours later. If they were not, you can send an alert and have a Marketo admin look into it.
Hope this helps!
Rachel (from Digital Pi )
Thanks Rachel. What logic are you applying in your global lead sync campaign (post wait step) to see if the lead was created?
Do you have any suggestions for catching SFDC sync errors for contacts or leads that already exist in Salesforce? I've noticed some sync errors occur when picklist values are updated and selections no longer match the available values for the mapped fields.