Would someone please point me in the right direction. Using Constant Contact, I'd like to create a newsletter that pulls data from a database I created on my server. Is this possible? Thanks.
BTW, love Drupal!
Constant Contact will allow you to upload a number of different details about a contact, as well as 15 custom fields where you can store any data that is not covered by one of our other fields. If you visit our Contacts Collection page, this will give you more information about this, as well as a list of each field that you can use to store contact details.
In what form do I need to pull the data from the DB? Should I write it to a file on my server? Should I output it to a web page with URL?
Does the API access the data using the GET protocol? How does the API "store that information using the fields mentioned in the Contacts Collection page" ?
I haven't worlked with XML at all so I don't understand this mechanism very well. Is there an overview that explains the mechanics of the CC API?
Thanks for your help.
You would need to write the file mentioned on your own server. This file would pull information out from your database and upload it to Constant Contact in 1 of 2 ways.
I think I'm trying to accomplish something different than this. I am not importing email contacts. I would like to import realestate property listings from my DB into the Constant Contact newsletter.
I think what I need to do is write a script that will generate the HTML code (for each property listing) that can then be cut-and-pasted (how archaic) into the newsletter template.
Wish there were a more elegant solution. Any ideas?