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Re: How to run a batch looking back exactly 7 days ago

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Devraj_Grewal
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Re: How to run a batch looking back exactly 7 days ago

Matt,

The best course of action here is to use the filter "in past 7 days". This will include those 7 days ago, but also those 3 or 4 days ago. So then you add an additional filter to exclude those "in past 6 days". This can be accomplished by creating a separate smart list ("In past 6 days") with the filter "in past 6 days". Then bring that "member of smart list: not in 'In past 6 days'" in as another filter along with "in past 7 days".

Essentially you are including all those in the past 7 days, but this smart list is going to exclude all those in the past 6 days, leaving only those exactly 7 days ago.

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Matt_Rodriguez
Level 2

Re: How to run a batch looking back exactly 7 days ago

Hi Devraj,

Thank you, I think this is exactly what I needed. I have the batch running daily and used the 6 day exclusion list to accomplish what I'm trying to do.

Best,

Matt

Michael_Florin
Level 10

Re: How to run a batch looking back exactly 7 days ago

Marketo tried to explain its own somewhat confusing language here:

Smart List Filter Operators Glossary - Marketo Docs - Product Documentation

But actually the combination of

In past 7 days

AND

In past before 6 days

nails exactly today -7 days.

Matt_Rodriguez
Level 2

Re: How to run a batch looking back exactly 7 days ago

Hey Michael, I've seen that graphic before and had to reference it many times before I fully understood what the logic was doing. I wonder why they don't have an operator that simply says happened x days ago. They're already doing all the calculations for looking at that time range, seems silly.