Tokenizing Picklists?

Anonymous
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Tokenizing Picklists?

Greetings, Marketo Community,

As our office continues to build out our landing pages and forms, we are struggling to keep our product (in this case, degree programs at a university) picklist up to date. Currently, we have over 30 picklist options for programs within our forms.

Is there a way to create a token - universal or at the folder level - that will allow for easy picklist updating when new programs are added, program names are changed, etc?

Thanks in advance,

Matt

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Anonymous
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Re: Tokenizing Picklists?

Matthew Hendrickson​ Great question. FYI. I moved your post to the Products and Support​ where one of our experts is more likely to find it.

Anonymous
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Re: Tokenizing Picklists?

Scott - thanks! I'm still fumbling around trying to find the right place for things around here.

-Matt

SanfordWhiteman
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Re: Tokenizing Picklists?

Matthew, are your forms on Marketo-hosted Landing Pages?

Anonymous
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Re: Tokenizing Picklists?

Sanford - we use the form fields through Marketo, but place the forms on our institutional pages via iframes.

SanfordWhiteman
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Re: Tokenizing Picklists?

OK, IFRAME is still Marketo-hosted for our purposes.

There are a few different ways to create shareable picklists.  If you want to use a (text) token here's what you can do:

1. Create the token.  It will actually be snippet of simple JavaScript that has all your options in it. Here, I have just copy-and-pasted the code from http://codepen.io/figureone/pen/ZbQbpK.js.  You can use that script as your boilerplate, as it should be easy to see where to plug in the dropdown text and values.  Marketo helpfully removes the carriage returns so it all works on one line.

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2. Add the {{my.picklist}} token to your LP in an HTML element (after adding the Form element).

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3. Profit!

Here it is in action on a Landing Page: Dynamic Picklist​.  You can see that I've added 3 new options to the ones stored in the form descriptor itself. This picklist could also have started from scratch, of course.

Josh_Hill13
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Re: Tokenizing Picklists?

Sanford, would you want to create that token at a higher folder level and not the Program level? Otherwise you'll have to replicate this multiple times.

SanfordWhiteman
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Re: Tokenizing Picklists?

Yeah, as high as you want!