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Kristof
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Displaying email modules based on the velocity script token applied in the email editor

Hi, 
is it possible to somehow apply velocity script tokens around email modules within the email editor (not within/with the HTML code itself) in order to dynamically display modules from the email template?


I 've placed the below "opening" and "closing" tokens around the module in order to show/hide webinar speaker data:

 

Before the module:

#if($lead.formComments3.contains("Webinar A"))
#set( $webinarAHidden = false )
#else
#set( $webinarAHidden = true )
#end


After the module:

#if(!$webinarAHidden)

#end

 

Below is the visual of how I placed it in the editor. Any advice if this is possible and if yes, which tweaks to the script need to be made? At the moment the tokens do not work:

velocity.png

 

@Jo_Pitts1 @SanfordWhiteman 

kristof
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Jo_Pitts1
Level 10 - Community Advisor

Re: Displaying email modules based on the velocity script token applied in the email editor

@Kristof ,

you've got two completely contained if statements, so they aren't going to control what gets rendered between them.

 

These days I have simplified and improved my approach even more.  For the most basic show/hide stuff, all you need is this:

Begin

#if($lead.formComments3.contains("Webinar A"))

End 

#end

 

Wrap those around your Marketo modules, and job done.  That's for the simplest of examples. 

 

I often include counters for how many stories have been displayed, a stack for handling nesting of stories (and their correct counting) etc.

 

Cheers

Jo

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SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Displaying email modules based on the velocity script token applied in the email editor

“do not work” is pretty vague, but there’s nothing you’re showing here that would affect module output. You need to conditionally output HTML <!-- and --> comments, or use a similar mechanism.

 

Also note with Velocity {{my.tokens}}, you don’t use the default= syntax. Default output is determined within the code itself.

Kristof
Level 3

Re: Displaying email modules based on the velocity script token applied in the email editor

Thanks a lot @SanfordWhiteman, yes, by "do not work" I mean the modules are not affected at all, so a set of ABC modules is displayed in each scenario, no matter the choice. 

Yep, I know, no need to use the "default" part in the token. 

Any advice or example maybe on how to conditionally output HTML comments in this type of a use case?

kristof
Jo_Pitts1
Level 10 - Community Advisor

Re: Displaying email modules based on the velocity script token applied in the email editor

@Kristof ,

you've got two completely contained if statements, so they aren't going to control what gets rendered between them.

 

These days I have simplified and improved my approach even more.  For the most basic show/hide stuff, all you need is this:

Begin

#if($lead.formComments3.contains("Webinar A"))

End 

#end

 

Wrap those around your Marketo modules, and job done.  That's for the simplest of examples. 

 

I often include counters for how many stories have been displayed, a stack for handling nesting of stories (and their correct counting) etc.

 

Cheers

Jo

Kristof
Level 3

Re: Displaying email modules based on the velocity script token applied in the email editor

Fantastic, it works, thanks @Jo_Pitts1 !

Btw, any hints on how to minimize the space that occurs because of the tokens contained in it? See attached image. I'm pasting these before & after tokens in the regular text module around the show/hide module. 

Also, any chance you could share an example of how you apply counters for nesting that you mentioned? 
Best,
Kristof 

 

space.png

kristof
Jo_Pitts1
Level 10 - Community Advisor

Re: Displaying email modules based on the velocity script token applied in the email editor

@Kristof ,

I don't use a standard text module for that reason.  I have a module that has no top/bottom padding or height which I use for inserting tokens

<tr class="mktoModule" id="mkto-dynamic-velocity" mktoAddByDefault="false" mktoname="Dynamic Content - Velocity Script">
                <td valign="top" align="center" class="mk" width="100%" bgcolor="${mkto-content-bg-color}" style="width: 100%; background: ${mkto-content-bg-color};">
                  <table class="mk" align="center" bgcolor="${mkto-content-bg-color}" role="presentation" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="600" style="background: ${mkto-content-bg-color}; width:100%; max-width:600px; margin: 0 auto;">
                    ${mkto-html-supported-local-token-placeholder}
                  </table>
                </td> 
              </tr>

This needs a variable declared as well

<meta class="mktoHTML" mktomodulescope="true" id="mkto-html-supported-local-token-placeholder" mktoname="Local Token Placeholder" default="{‌{‌m‌y‌.Insert-Velocity-Script-or-Text-String-Local-Token-Here}‌}‌">

Nesting management is a whole different kettle of fish, but story counting is pretty straightforward.

Create a token called something like set max story count as 4

#set( $storyCount = 0 )

#if ($lead.Email.endsWith(".testall") )
  #set( $maxStoryCount = 999 )
#else
  #set( $maxStoryCount = 4 )
#end

Drop this token into the top of the email.  It does two things.  It initialises the storyCount variable and sets the maxStoryCount variable to either 4 for general use or 999 for test emails (so that in testing, content and marketing teams can see all the stories that will appear in the email).

 

In your #if token, have something along these lines:

#if(#if($lead.formComments3.contains("Webinar A")) && $storyCount <= $maxStoryCount )
  #set( $storyCount = $math.add($storyCount,1) )

 

Cheers

Jo

 

  

Kristof
Level 3

Re: Displaying email modules based on the velocity script token applied in the email editor

Superb, thanks!

kristof