Thank you Marketo for New Person activity details when created by API

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Thank you Marketo for New Person activity details when created by API

I noticed that New Person activities when a new record is created via REST API now have these detail fields:
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'modifying user', 'api method name', and 'request id' all make troubleshooting problems much easier.

But please also make the "modifying user" field a constraint on Person Is Created trigger and Person Was Created filter. I dealt with a vendor recently who was under the mistaken assumption that we would be able to run automation based on the modifying user - and it would be nice if we could!

Thanks again for the upgrade!

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Re: Thank you Marketo for New Person activity details when created by API

Couple ideas my quick look found that relate to this: 

  

  

 

 

Probably more out there, but yeah it's been a recurring ask from most people trying to use APIs in any advanced way. Sometimes it's just more simple to create my own API that includes a call to a field than deal with this.

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Re: Thank you Marketo for New Person activity details when created by API

Fortunately you can pass fields via the API, so using a value for a field similar to the API modifying user is one workaround. This field value can be used as a filter for a person is created trigger. Not as elegant, but requires no customization.