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Adobe Marketo offers a number of ways to contact Marketo Support directly for assistance from our different support regions. Further details about your Adobe Success Plan can be found HERE. Note: If your Marketo Instance and Users have been migrated to Admin Console, refer to this Admin Console Overview page for managing the Adobe entitlements across your organization and to engage Marketo Support.   Marketo Support Portal (https://support.marketo.com)   The Marketo Support Portal features a web form to submit support cases to Marketo Support. The form provides Authorized Support contacts the ability to provide details on the support issue that allows Marketo Support to efficiently and effectively assign your case to the best suited available support engineer. We encourage you to leverage our Best Practices when submitting your case to Marketo Support.   Support Services – Regions, Hours, and Languages Authorized Support contacts can engage Marketo Support by calling one of our Adobe Enterprise Phone Numbers for your region. Live Telephone and Online Technical Support Priority 1 incidents: 24x7x365 via phone or online support case Priority 2-4 incidents: Support available during regional business hours via chat or online support case. Regional Business Hours Applicable regional business hours are based on the billing address in the Sales Order or purchasing documents. If Adobe is contacted for support by someone other than the designated Named Support Contacts, Adobe may request that that the support case be resubmitted by a Named Support Contact. Languages Japanese language support is available during Japanese regional business hours, excluding holidays or Adobe days off. Japanese support is not available for Adobe Commerce. With the above exception, all Support will only be provided in English. Support Access Customer will grant Adobe Support access to applicable customer systems via remote support tools controlled by Adobe for the purpose of troubleshooting and support services. Regional Business Hours for Support Applicable regional business hours are based on the billing address in the Sales Order or purchasing documents.   Americas Europe, Middle East & Africa Asia Pacific Japan 6 am – 5:30 pm 9 am – 5 pm 9 am – 5 pm 9 am – 5 pm  
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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   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 Activity History in Saleforce shows this message: [Email details are being uploaded from Marketo...please check back later] when emails are sent out from the Marketo Outlook Plugin.     Solution This message is created because of insufficient privileges for the Marketo sync user inside of SFDC. There is a permission for “Edit HTML Templates” that needs to be enabled for the sync user in order to prevent this problem from occurring. Background: When you send an email using the Marketo Outlook plugin, it is sent through the user's Exchange server rather than Marketo's email servers. Many users have an email signature that is automatically added to the email. This adds additional HTML to the email, which does not match the template already in Salesforce Sales Insight. Normally, Marketo would create a new template which Salesforce could then display in a link in the Activity History. However, in this case, the Marketo sync user does not have the necessary permissions, so this error results. To fix this, enable the "Edit HTML Templates" permissions to your Marketo Sync User.   Who This Solution Applies To Customer who are using Sales Insight for Salesforce and Outlook    
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Issue Activity History in Saleforce shows this message: [Email details are being uploaded from Marketo...please check back later] when emails are sent out from the Marketo Outlook Plugin.     Solution This message is created because of insufficient privileges for the Marketo sync user inside of SFDC. There is a permission for “Edit HTML Templates” that needs to be enabled for the sync user in order to prevent this problem from occurring. Background: When you send an email using the Marketo Outlook plugin, it is sent through the user's Exchange server rather than Marketo's email servers. Many users have an email signature that is automatically added to the email. This adds additional HTML to the email, which does not match the template already in Salesforce Sales Insight. Normally, Marketo would create a new template which Salesforce could then display in a link in the Activity History. However, in this case, the Marketo sync user does not have the necessary permissions, so this error results. To fix this, enable the "Edit HTML Templates" permissions to your Marketo Sync User.   Who This Solution Applies To Customer who are using Sales Insight for Salesforce and Outlook    
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Issue Syncing a SFDC custom field that is not on the Lead, Contact, or Account object.   Solution Any custom field created in Salesforce that is not linked with Lead, Contact or Account objects will not sync to Marketo. Only the Lead, Contact and Account objects can be synced down to Marketo by default. If you would like to have any custom field synced to Marketo, it must be associated to a Lead, Contact or Account object in Salesforce. Custom Objects created in your Salesforce instance can be part of Marketo too. To use a custom object in Marketo, it must be associated to a Lead, Contact or Account object in Salesforce as well. For more information on syncing Salesforce Custom Objects, please see the documentation here: SFDC Sync: Custom Object Sync. Fields on the SFDC Custom Object do not become fields in the Marketo lead database, but can be used as filter constraints on Custom Object filters - Add/Remove Custom Object Field as Smart List/Trigger Constraints.  
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Issue Why does the record in Marketo have an Opportunity when its matching synced Contact in Salesforce does not have an Opportunity? Solution The Contact in Salesforce has an Opportunity Contact Role associated with an Opportunity that belongs to other Contacts. Since "Marketo associates Opportunities and contacts using Opportunity Contact Roles.", Marketo syncs down the Opportunity for the record has it has an Opportunity Contact Role associated with it.https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/marketo/using/product-docs/crm-sync/salesforce-sync/sfdc-sync-details/sfdc-sync-opportunity-sync.html?lang=en If the Opportunity is needed to be removed from the record in Marketo, then: The Opportunity will first need to be deleted in SFDC. The visibility of the role value that is not the primary owner of the Opportunities will need to be removed from the Marketo Sync User. Re-create the Opportunity so that it can be associated to the primary owner.   Who This Solution Applies To Customers who has Salesforce integrated to Marketo
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Issue What is the typical sync interval timing? Is there a timing difference between updates and inserts? If the change originates in SFDC vs MKTO? Solution By default the sync interval in Marketo is set to 5 minutes. This can be set to be greater than 5 minutes on request. Now this doesn't mean that Marketo will sync updates every 5 minutes, it means that there will be approximately a 5 minute wait after one sync cycle finishes and and the next sync cycle begins. The duration that an individual sync cycle will take depends on how many records for each object need to be updated/created. Remember flow actions in smart campaigns are immediate, so if you ever don't want to wait for the background sync for a specific lead or set of leads then you could always run an intimidate flow action, just bear in mind that flow actions use 1 API call per lead record whereas the background sync is much more efficient and can handle 200 records with just one API call.    
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Issue Issue Description The custom object you created in SalesForce isn't showing up in the tree in Salesforce Objects Sync, or isn't showing up at the right level in the tree.   Solution Issue Resolution Make sure the Custom object has a lookup or Master-Detail relationship to the Lead, Contact, or Account object. Also ensure that the lookup field is visible to the Marketo Sync User  
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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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Issue You may experience this error when we create campaigns in SFDC using Marketo Campaign sync through a program.     Solution The error that we are receiving indicates that the User Profile that Marketo uses to log into Salesforce doesn't have permissions inside of SFDC to create campaigns. To test this, log into Salesforce using the Marketo sync credentials and try to create an SFDC campaign.  If you are unable to do so, then Marketo cannot create campaigns via the sync.  You would need to work with your SFDC Admin to grant the Marketo sync user permission to create campaigns in SFDC. If still there is an error, please contact the Salesforce support team, since this error is coming from Salesforce.  
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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 An update made in the CRM is taking longer than expected to sync to Marketo via the usual sync cycle. You need to avoid this for some of the data being passed between the two systems.     Solution Some delay in the sync is expected. It all depends on the current sync status, as well as how much data is being synced.   One possible workaround  would be to use API calls to push data into Marketo immediately. To make API calls into Marketo, you'll need to do the following Create an API Only User Role Create an API Only User Create a Custom Service for Use with ReST API   From there, you will be able to create API calls from your CRM and access API endpoints with this user to make updates in Marketo.  This method can also be used to sync data between Marketo and unsupported or custom CRMs.  Note: You will need to work with a developer to create the API calls.  Marketo Support are not trained as developers, so if you need assistance creating your API calls, you will need to work with Marketo Professional Services instead.    
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When a Salesforce-specific flow step runs, sometimes extra steps are performed automatically. Here are the rules, so you know: These rules will apply when the lead is not currently in Salesforce.com as a contact or lead. Marketo Flow step Automatic Action Add to SFDC Campaign Sync Lead to SFDC Change Status in SFDC Campaign Sync Lead to SFDC Add to SFDC Campaign Change Owner Sync Lead to SFDC Convert Lead Sync Lead to SFDC Create Task Sync Lead to SFDC     You can filter out SFDC records in a Smart List using the SFDC Type Filter with the operator set to "is not empty".  All SFDC records have a value in this field.
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Issue Leads are members of a Marketo Program that is synced with a SFDC campaign, but there are some leads that have not synced to SFDC. Solution 1.) First check to see if this was caused by a Salesforce Sync Error. This can be checked in the Admin area under Admin > Salesforce > Sync Errors. Additionally, errors will appear under Notifications, check for the subject 'Salesforce Sync Error: Unable to Add Leads to Campaigns'. This will list the details of the SFDC Error and a list of sample leads along with the Salesforce campaign that they failed to sync to Example error: INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_ON_CROSS_REFERENCE_ENTITY: insufficient access rights on cross-reference id Sample Leads:    Salesforce Campaign lead1@mail.com    Campaign name lead2@mail.com    Campaign name 2.) This can also be caused by mismatched statuses between the Marketo Program and the SFDC Campaign.  If the status doesn't exist on both sides, leads with the problem status can fail to sync. 3.) This can also be caused by a backlog for the program/campaign sync. Check with Marketo Support to see if a backlog is present.   Who This Solution Applies To Customers using Marketo with Salesforce integrated    
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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. This could happen in situations where the field in Marketo is mapped to a SFDC picklist field on leads as well as a SFDC field on contact/account.
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Issue: You have a Salesforce lead field that is not currently in Marketo but you want to have in it Marketo for use.   Solution: Login to Salesforce as a System Administrator user. Identify the Salesforce profile that is being used by the Marketo sync user by clicking on Setup -> Manage Users -> Users Once you have identified the Salesforce profile being used by the Marketo sync user, you will need to make the Salesforce field visible to the Salesforce profile of the Marketo sync user. You do this via "Field-Level Security" setting for the field in Salesforce. In Salesforce:  Click on Your name at the top right of the screen -> Setup -> App Setup -> Customize ->   Click the Salesforce object the field is under. i.e. Leads, Contacts, Accounts, Opportunities -> Fields Click on the Field Label hyperlink Click on the "Set Field-Level security" button -> check the "Visible" checkbox next to the Salesforce profile that is being used by the Marketo sync user.   Only the "Visible" checkbox must be checked. The "Read Only" checkbox must be checked. In the following screenshot below, notice the different checkbox options for the "Backup User" Salesforce field. However, only 1 option combination will work correctly - i.e. the option with only the "Visible" checkbox checked.     Some standard Salesforce fields even though you have correctly followed the instructions above, simply do not sync to Marketo. One example of this is the "Rating" field on the Account object.
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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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Marketo calls to the Salesforce API During a single sync session, Marketo makes 25 API calls to check if your Salesforce objects need updating.  Because your Salesforce sync happens in 5 minute intervals (default setting), each day Marketo makes 7200 API calls to your account to see if any updates are needed. If there are updates, more API calls are used to sync the information.  Leads, Contacts, Accounts, Opportunities, Campaigns, and Activities are synced in batches of 200 per API call. If you use a Sync Lead to SFDC or Add to Campaign flow step in trigger campaigns, each one uses at least one API call per lead; the API call happens when the lead hits that flow step (instead of waiting for the next sync). Batch campaigns can send up to 200 leads to Salesforce with 1 API call for these flow steps. Any activities you've synced from Marketo to Salesforce (like "Filled Out Form" or "Opened Email") use an extra API call per event. You can use these to estimate the number of API calls Marketo makes per day.  For example, if you have 1,000 Lead and Contact updates a day and 100 Account, Opportunity, and Campaign updates, you'll use: 7200 (check for updates) + (1000 Lead updates / 200 per API call) + (1000 Contact updates / 200 per API call) + (100 Account updates / 200 per API call) + (100 Opportunity updates / 200 per API call) + (100 Campaign updates / 200 per API call) + 7200 + 5 + 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 7213 API calls When you first sync your Salesforce account to Marketo, you'll use significantly more API calls until Marketo is up to date with your Salesforce instance.  After that, you can expect the API calls to be much lower unless you make large updates to your leads (in Marketo or Salesforce) API Calls and your Salesforce edition Salesforce determines your API call limit based on the edition and licenses you have. This document from Salesforce has information on how they calculate that limit. For many Salesforce users, particularly Enterprise Edition users, the number of API calls made by Marketo is usually not a problem. If you're using a more limited edition of Salesforce or don't have many Salesforce licenses, you may hit the daily limit on your API calls.  In that case, please contact Marketo Support and ask us to decrease your sync interval.  At a 30 minute sync interval, Marketo uses around 1000 API calls per day, well under the limit for nearly every Salesforce edition. To see your API limit (per 24 hour period) and your current usage (for past 24 hours) in SFDC,  navigate to: Setup -> Administration Setup -> Company Profile -> Company Information Look for the field called "API Requests, Last 24 Hours", which will display API usage for the past 24-hour period as well as your current 24-hour limit (in parenthesis). Order of Events during SFDC Sync Marketo will sync your SFDC and Marketo objects in the following order: Lead: synch schema Account: synch schema Contact: synch schema User: synch schema Task: synch schema Opportunity: synch schema Opportunity Contact Role: synch schema Campaign: synch schema Campaign Member: synch schema Campaign Member Status: synch schema Lead: pull conversions Account: pull deletes Account: pull updates User: pull updates Lead Queue: pull updates Lead Status: pull updates Account Type: pull updates Lead: pull deletes Contact: pull deletes Lead: pull updates Contact: pull updates Lead: push updates Contact: push updates Campaign: pull deletes Campaign Member: pull deletes Campaign Member Status: pull deletes Campaign: pull updates Campaign Member: pull updates Campaign Member Status: pull updates Opportunity: pull deletes Opportunity Contact Role: pull deletes Opportunity: pull updates Opportunity Contact Role: pull updates Event: pull updates Task: pull updates Email Template: push new Email Template: push updates Task: push new Task: push updates
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Marketo has the ability to see and pull data from Salesforce Formula fields, there is however a catch which will be explained in this article.   Everytime the Marketo Sync connects to Salesforce, it will scan records and look at the "SytemModStamp" (salesforce system field) for each one of them. It will compare this value with the stored value, which was pulled at the last scheduled sync. If the values match, Marketo will move on to the next record. If the values are different (new value later date than previous value), then Marketo will do a compare and contrast of all fields on that record in both systems and update the information as needed.   When a normal non-formula field is updated and changed on a Lead/Contact record in SFDC, the SytemModStamp value is updated. This is how on next sync Marketo knows to do a compare/contrast check and pull updates. Formula fields do not behave the same way. A formula field is calculated based on data in fields called upon in the formula; this means that the formula field calculation itself will not update the SytemModStamp in Salesforce.   Chances are you already have existing records in SFDC and Marketo. If you were to create a formula field today in your instance of SFDC and have it sync down into Marketo, the data calculated for the formula field in SFDC will not come into Marketo right away. The reason for this is, the formula field has created data based on already existing data, this does not result in a SytemModStamp change.   Typically formula fields will be a calculation of data from fields which are somehow related to the lead/contact record. This means that moving forward, any change in the normal field, will result in a SytemModStamp change as well as a recalculation of the formula field. In this case, Marketo will see the updated SytemModStamp due to the normal field change. Marketo will do the compare/contrast excercise and find that the formula field also needs updating.   If you create a formula field in SFDC and would like to have all the historical data for the formula field to come into Marketo, you can force an update on the records in SFDC to update the SytemModStamp. This way, on next sync, Marketo will see the formula data and pull it in. Alternatively, you can simply allow for natural SytemModStamp updates in SFDC to occur which should result in a slow trickle of historical data from SFDC into Marketo for the newly created formula field.   You can only use data from a formula field in Marketo to segment data and filter. If you try to do a change data value, Marketo will accept the change, tries to sync it to Salesforce and fails to update there. Eventually the Salesforce calculated value will come back into Marketo.  
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The fields and records that will sync from Salesforce are defined by the permissions of the Marketo sync user. Therefore, if you want to prevent specific records or fields from syncing with Marketo, change the permissions of the sync user so they do not have access to the records and fields you do want to sync. Alternatively, you can work with Marketo Support to set up a Custom Sync Filter that will prevent records from syncing based on the value in a specified field. Restricting Leads from Syncing to SFDC With Sync Filters 
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