If you need to calculate the first and last day of the current month in AMPScript, you can do it like this:
@today: 7/30/2017 8:25:22 PM
@firstDayOfThisMonth: 7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
@nextMonth: 8/30/2017 8:25:22 PM
@firstDayOfNextMonth: 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
@lastDayOfThisMonth: 7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
If you only have the full name for a subscriber and you’d like to use only the first name for a greeting, you can do something like this.
Sometimes using a Query Activity to de-duplicate data before an email send isn’t feasible. You can do it in AMPScript if you don’t mind sorting your external rows.
In this code block, you just need to use a variable to keep track of the previous value that you’ve displayed. When the current row doesn’t match the previous one, output it.
Sending tons of emails to certain email domains can be tricky, even if your sending IP address reputation is good. In Salesforce Marketing Cloud, you can utilize an Audience Exclusion Script to isolate domains for special sending treatment — like throttling or sending at a certain time of day.
Here’s an example that utilizes the AMPScript domain() function and the emailaddr personalization string that’s present in every send context.
Email #1 – Exclude emails to comcast.net domains with an exclusion script:
domain(emailaddr) == "comcast.net"
Email #2 – Exclude emails except comcast.net domains with an exclusion script:
domain(emailaddr) != "comcast.net"
Email #2 would be configured with some throttling or be deployed only at a certain time of day.
Code goes here:
This solution will work for sends to Lists, Groups or Data Extensions.
If Exclusion Scripts are not enabled for your User-Initiated or Triggered Send Definitions, SFMC support can enable them for you.
Suppose you want to output a day of the month with a proper suffix (e.g. 1st, 13th). There aren’t any formatting functions in AMPScript to do it, but you can do it with a set of if-statements:
Once you’re satisfied that it works, you can simply remove the for-loop and un-comment the set @day = Format(Now(),"dd")) line