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To use reserved Marketo syntax (like ${variable}) in Landing Pages, tap {{my.tokens}}

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Marketo’s ${variable} syntax conflicts with other languages using the same dollar-single-curly-quote syntax, like good ol’ JavaScript.

 

So if you try to use a JS template literal in the LP Editor...

<script>
let a = `Report ID ${report} for ${this.name}`;
</script>

 

... Marketo naturally thinks you’re referring to missing variables and throws an error:

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Officially, there’s no alternate syntax in Marketo (and there’s definitely no way to change the delimiter in JS). But the workaround is easy. Create a global Text token {{my.d}} just containing the single character $:

 

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(Why {{my.d}}? Just copying Velocity’s $esc.d, which also escapes the dollar sign. You could use another name if you want, but this should be easy to remember.)

 

Use that token to escape the $ sign:

<script>
let a = `Report ID {{my.d}}{report} for {{my.d}}{this.name}`;
</script>

 

Marketo will render this as:

<script>
let a = `Report ID ${report} for ${this.name}`;
</script>

 

Presto!

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