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Outbound Template Macros

Lists the macros you can use to create outbound templates. These include file name macros, header macros, and content macros.

File Name and File Header Macros

The table lists and describes the macros you can use in the file name and to define header fields. For code samples, see Outbound Macro Examples .
Macro Description
ASCII_SOH
A non-printing ASCII character. It indicates the start of a row or a section of content. It can also be used to separate data columns in a file.
DPID
Data provider ID.
MASTER_DPID
User ID Key Data Provider ID.
NEW_LINE
Allows the creation of multi-line headers for outbound orders.
ORDER_ID
Order / destination ID.
PID_ALIAS
An alias for an order / destination ID.
The alias is set in the admin UI.
SPLITNUM
Indicates the splitting of outbound files into multiple parts. Replace the SPLITNUM section in the file name with the part number preceded by zeros, ensuring a minimum of three characters for the SPLITNUM section.
The SPLITNUM macro does not need to be surrounded by <> characters.
Example: <SYNC_TYPE>_<ORDER_ID>_<DPID>_<SYNC_MODE>_<TIMESTAMP>SPLITNUM.csv
s3_123456_9999_full_1566906141001.csv
s3_123456_9999_full_1566906141002.csv
s3_123456_9999_full_1566906141003.csv
The last three digits (001,002,003) in the examples above are the SPLITNUM identifiers.
SYNC_MODE
Indicates synchronization type and includes:
  • full : Full synchronization.
  • iter : Incremental synchronization.
SYNC_TYPE
Indicates data transfer method and includes:
  • ftp
  • http
  • s3
TAB
Used as a separator, this macro inserts a tab between fields.
TIMESTAMP
A 10-digit, UTC, Unix timestamp.
It can also be formatted as <TIMESTAMP; format="YYYYMMDDhhmmss"> following Java date/timestamp formatting rules.

Content Macros

Macros used to format the contents of a data file. For code samples, see Outbound Macro Examples .
Macro Description
CLOSE_CURLY_BRACKET
Inserts a close curly bracket } character.
DP_UUID
Data Provider Unique User Identifier .
This is the ID for the data partner you send data to in an outbound file.
DP_UUID_LIST
Returns a list that contains multiple IDs for a data partner. This is useful if you have a large organization with multiple subdivisions or other organizational groups you're allowed to share data with. This macro returns a list of the IDs for those subordinate groups.
DPID
Data provider ID.
DPUUIDS
The output of this macro maps the data provider ID (DPID) to related unique user IDs (DPUUID). This macro must have a formatting string to control its output. Sample output would look similar to the following:
"dpids=dpid1,dpid2,...dpid n|maxMappings= n|format=json"
The maxMappings setting determines how many mappings you want the macro to return. When maxMappings=0 , this macro returns all the mappings for each specified DPID. Data is sorted by timestamp (most recent first) and returns results with the largest timestamp first.
if(SEGMENT_LIST && REMOVED_SEGMENT_LIST)endif
This combination of macros creates a conditional statement that lists the segments users belong to and have been removed from. It returns an empty string if both conditions are not met or there's no data.
MCID
Adobe Experience Cloud ID.
OPEN_CURLY_BRACKET
Inserts an open curly bracket { character.
OPT_OUT
Deprecated. Do not use.
ORDER_ID
Order or destination ID.
OUTPUT_ATTRIBUTE_TYPE
Deprecated. Do not use.
OUTPUT_ATTRIBUTE_VALUE
Returns 1 as a static, hardcoded value.
PID
Partner ID.
PIDALIAS
An alias for an order / destination ID.
The alias is set in the admin UI.
REMOVED_SEGMENT_LIST
Returns a list of segments, if any, that have been removed.
SEGMENT_LIST
Returns a list of segments in a list. Accepts the following optional arguments:
  • segmentId : Segment ID. Deprecated. Use sid .
  • csegid : Customer segment ID. Deprecated. Use sid .
  • sid : Segment ID
  • type : Returns 5 , a static, hardcoded value that identifies data as segment data.
  • alias : Deprecated. Do not use.
  • lastUpdateTime : A Unix time stamp that indicates the last time a segment was realized.
Put these variables in curly brackets after the macro. For example, this code separates results with a pipe "|" character: <SEGMENT_LIST:{seg|<seg.type>,<seg.sid>}; separator=",">
SET_ATTRIBUTES
Returns 1 , as a static, hardcoded value.
SYNC_MODE
Indicates synchronization type and includes:
  • full : Full synchronization.
  • iter : Incremental synchronization.
SYNC_TYPE
Indicates data transfer method and includes:
  • ftp
  • http
  • s3
TAB
Used as a separator, this macro inserts a tab between fields.
TRAIT_LIST
Returns a list of traits. Accepts the following optional arguments:
  • type : Identifies trait types by numeric ID. Returns:
    • 10 which identifies a DPM trait (offline, onboarded by an inbound job).
    • 3 which identifies a rules-based trait (realtime, onboarded through the DCS).
  • traitId : trait ID.
  • lastRealized : The last time the trait was realized. Unix time stamp.
Put these variables in curly brackets after the macro. For example, this code separates the results with a pipe "|" character: <TRAIT_LIST:{trait|<trait.Id>,<trait.lastRealized>};separator=","
UUID
Audience Manager user ID.