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Docs & Snippets

SSJS + JS + AMPScript + SQL + SFMC Config documentation and code snippets that I find useful for developing Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

Zen of SFMC

Salesforce Marketing Cloud is a complex and flexible tool. This combination is a dream-come-true set for enterprise Marketing Automation tools, but on the other hand, it enables mistakes and messy solutions. Find the right path to success through a best-practice fuelled checklist full of tool-based explanations and examples.

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Server-Side JavaScript

SSJS is an XX-century version of JavaScript paired with proprietary libraries created by Salesforce. It is one of the programmatic tools useful to leverage Marketing Cloud to its fullest potential. I am creating this documentation to make my (and hopefully also yours) work easier.

SSJS Documentation

SSJS Snippets

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JavaScript

In this part, I am gathering selected elements of modern vanilla JavaScript that I find helpful for marketing technologists. Expect guides on asynchronous calls to API and backend resources, form-focused DOM manipulation and playing with data objects.

JS Documentation

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AMPScript

AMPScript is a proprietary scripting language in Salesforce Marketing Cloud along with SSJS. Out of the two, it is simpler and more performant, but too limited for complex solutions. Good starting point for marketers without development experience. Best option for scripting in messaging.

AMPScript Documentation

AMPScript Snippets

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SFMC SQL

To fully leverage the Salesforce Marketing Cloud Data Extensions and Automation Studio, SQL is a must-have. Here I gathered both the language basics and some of the most valuable snippets to copy and paste shamelessly.

SQL Documentation

SQL Snippets

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SFMC Config

Many things in Salesforce Marketing Cloud aren't coding but have a massive impact on the code. Permissions. System Data Views. Configuration options. Here I focus on the most important ones that are crucial for Marketing Cloud developers.

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SFMC Use Cases

Knowing how to code is one thing. Knowing what to code is another. In Use Cases, I focus not on specific features of the Marketing Cloud configuration or its programming languages but rather on using them to drive business value. Take a look and pick what you need.

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Changes

I'm updating the docs ongoingly, so expect changes. You can track those by watching and starring the website's Github Repository.