Bulk Activity Error - Repost

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Bulk Activity Error - Repost

This is a repost. All replied were spam with nothing from CC.


Whenever I submit a bulk activity like:




activityType=SV_ADD

&data=Email+Address%0A

xxxx.xxx%40axline.com%0A

yyyy%40xe.com.cn

&lists=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.constantcontact.com%2Fws%2Fcustomers%2Fmyuser%2Flists%2F8




the activity completes as expected and all the desired emails get added to the list. (addresses sanitized, line feeds added for this post)


However, it always reports:




Number of Contacts: 3

Number of Errors: 1

Invalid Email Addresses: email address (invalid format)




It seems to be interpreting the first part of the data argument as an email address? I thought it was interpreted as field names.


As I said, everything expected happens but this error is annoying.

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Re: Bulk Activity Error - Repost

This is saying that there is an error because of the line breaks between %0A and the next email address. Since %0A is a new line character, the actual line break you have is causing a blank line between each email address. As a blank line is not a valid email address, it is throwing an error for each of those lines. If you were to remove those line breaks and post this as 1 string, those errors should disappear.


 


It is also going to throw an error for the actual &data=Email+Address, as we always assume if there is only one column that it is an email address. Unfortunately I am not seeing any way to avoid that particular error. If you were supplying another field of data such as first name, this would not cause an error.

David J

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Line Breaks

The line breaks are not actually there so I'm not experiencing any of that kind of error.


Do I really need the field name line since I'm only supplying email address. If I dropped that line, would it work? Then, the error would not be present.


Vernon

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CTCT Employee

Re: Line Breaks

I do not believe that you will be able to get the activity to successfully be created without the line containing the field name, so I do not think that would be an option unfortunately.  

David J

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