5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2017 12:07 AM by Sanford Whiteman

    Lead belongs to a different Lead Partition?

    Jason Scott

      We have two partitions in our instance.  Right now everyone belongs to partition A.  When importing leads into partition B the fails with the following message "Lead belongs to a different Lead Partition?" We want duplicates how would I bypass this?




        • Re: Lead belongs to a different Lead Partition?
          Dan Stevens.

          To allow purposeful duplicates, you first need to duplicate the lead and give it a new/unique email address (and store the real email address in a temp field).  Then once created, you would replace the email address with the temp email address.  This can all be done using a webhook and a single smart campaign.  To create that initial, unique email address, we use two tokens: {{lead.id}}-{{system.datetime}}


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          • Re: Lead belongs to a different Lead Partition?
            Grégoire Michel

            If you want something more permanent and more structural that what Dan suggest, you can also ask support to change the rules for automated duplicate detection. For instance, if Partitions A and B relate to 2 different Business Units, you can create a "Business Unit" field and ask support to set the duplicate detection to email + Business Unit.


            Then, reprocess all leads from Partition A to "Business Unit" = "A", using a Change Data Value flow step in a batch campaign and the you will be able to import all you partition "B" leads with "B" in the Business Unit field.


            You will also need some Lead Partition Assignment campaigns in your global workspace (the one that can access all partitions) to ensure proper assignment of leads and some automated data management smart campaigns in each workspace that automatically set the "Business Unit" field on lead creation when it's empty.


            Another way to set this up is to ask support to set the dedupe rule to email + Partition.


            All these need to be planned carefully, though, because it impacts structurally your database and the way you manage data.



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            • Re: Lead belongs to a different Lead Partition?
              Sanford Whiteman

              Yet another method is to not use the UI-based List Upload and instead have someone build a simple web UI that uses the API's Bulk Import feature. When using the API you can dedupe on fields other than Email Address, so a whole list of new leads can be uploaded without fear (or hope!) of being merged.