2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2017 3:07 PM by Kevin Caballero

    Appending data

    Kevin Caballero

      I was given a list of individuals that included their names, address, phone numbers and few other things in an excel file. I want to append the list with email addresses already in our Marketo database for the individuals that we have.

       

      Basic question from someone taking over for our Marketo guy, he's gone on paternity leave.

        • Re: Appending data
          Sanford Whiteman

          This kind of matching isn't doable in the Marketo UI-based import, if that's what you're looking to do.

           

          Marketo's standard dedupe key -- not unique identifier, since you're new I'll start you off on the right foot -- is the Email Address. (Email Address is not in any way guaranteed unique within the database, but Marketo will use it to find the best-fit target lead from the set of zero or more matching leads.)

           

          While other guaranteed-unique (such as Lead ID) or probably-unique (such as other custom String fields) keys can be used to find matches during an API-based import, it sounds like you don't have anything close to a single reasonable key -- except perhaps the Phone Number if you can make a handshake-guarantee that it's unique across the db.

           

          Another angle of attack is to run all your leads through a webhook (that has access to the sheet, say if it's uploaded to your Marketo assets) and have it do a lookup based on some criteria. Then pull the tagged leads out of Marketo afterward. Fun!

           

          Anyway, how, in human terms, do you intend to match leads in the 'sheet to leads in the db?  It seems like you need to start there.

           

          Obviously you can export from Marketo to another sheet and then do whatever nightmare VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP you want...