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Creating a List Maintenance Program

 

 

List Maintenance Programs can be created for each of your lists and segments in Act-On.

These programs can be used to copy records to another list in your Act-On account, copy records from another list or segment in your Act-On account, or change a field value for each record in your list or segment.

There are two ways to create a List Maintenance Program:

  • From the Automation Menu
  • From a list

From the Automation Menu

  • Click on Automation, and choose List Maintenance Programs.
  • Click Folders to create a folder system and organize your List Maintenance Programs.
  • Click New.
  • Enter a Name and Description for the List Maintenance Program.
  • Click Select to identify a source list for the program.
  • Click Add Step, and choose one of the following steps:
    • Copy to Another List – Appends/updates records from the source list into another list.
    • Copy From Another Segment – Appends/merges records from another list or segment into the source list.
    • Change Field Value – Identifies a field in the source list, and modifies the values found in that field.
  • Add as many of the steps above as you need.
  • Click Save.

     
  • Click Only when clicking the Now button to schedule the frequency of the List Maintenance Program schedule.

If you schedule the program to run DailyEvery Hour, or use a Start Time of Noon, the program will only run hourly between the hours of Noon and Midnight each day.

For Example: In the above image, the program will run at the following times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm. The program will NOT run from 12am-12pm the following day.

Note: 
To change the schedule after creation, go into the Dashboard and follow the same steps.

 

From a List

  • Hover over the list in question.
  • Click the Down-Arrow.
  • Click Maintenance.
  • Click Setup Maintenance Program.

     
  • Enter a Name and Description for the List Maintenance Program.
  • Click Select to identify a source list for the program.
  • Click Add Step, and choose one of the following steps:.
    • Copy to Another List: Appends/Updates records from the source list into another list.
    • Copy From Another Segment: Appends/Merges records from another list or segment into the source list.
    • Change Field Value: Identifies a field in the source list, and modifies the values found in that field
  • Add as many of the steps above as you need.
  • Click Save.

     
  • Click Only When Clicking the Now button to schedule the frequency of the List Maintenance Program schedule. (To change the schedule after creation, go into the dashboard and follow the same steps).

If you schedule the program to run DailyEvery Hour, or use a Start Time of Noon, the program will only run hourly between the hours of Noon and Midnight each day.

For Example: In the above image, the program will run at the following times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm. The program will NOT run from 12am-12pm the following day.

Note:
To change the schedule after creation, go into the Dashboard and follow the same steps.

 

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When the List Maintenance Programs are created, you can hover over them to view the dashboard, edit the program, delete it, or move them to a different folder within the page.

From the main Maintenance Program page, you will also notice columns for the date last run (in grey italics), the status (draft, valid or scheduled), and when the program is next scheduled to be run. 

 

 

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