Hi all - new to constant contact and the APIs. I'd like to run by what it is we are trying to do and was just wondering if this is possible with the product and/or in combination with the APIs. What follows is a rough use-case description A) People opt-in on our website to get email notifications about service categories they are interested in. The user can select up to 10 different categories. There are thousands of categories to choose from. Every tuesday we have new products that come online for various categories. After these new products are released, we would like to send each person who opted in above, and email concerning info about the new products in the categories they are intested in. Looking at constant contact I think we would need to do the following? 1) As people opt-in, we would add them as a "contact" and do one of the following: Store their category preference as custom fields (import or programatically via API). My question with this is can a custom field have multiple values? Or would we have a separate "custom field" for each category they are interested in? OR, automatically add them to one of the "category contact lists", there could be thousands of these. Is that possible in constant contact? Can we programatically create these lists then provision the "contact" to them based on the value of a custom field? 2) When we need to send an email to the users as described in (B) above, assuming the contacts are not already in "lists", is there a way to easily search for contacts where CustomFieldX = valueY? Do dynamically create a "list" in constant contact for a given category? 3) We envision having one "email campaign" configured to be sent to a list on-demand as necessary. This campaign would have a content template I guess. Can these templates have variables in there? Is there any semantic support for iteration over a data-set? OR would we have to just output that as a single string value and present that to the template for singular replacement? 4) Is there any limit to the # of campaigns you can have? Hopefully this makes sense, in concept of what we are trying to do and am just curious if constant contact has these capabilities or toolset to make it happen. thanks for reading!
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