I’m trying to capture the emails subject in the send log. Is there any way for me to do this?
To the ‘experienced’ community members: Not sure how to rephrase this any better. Maybe you could tell me what exactly is unclear so I can clarify. Yet I’ll try anyway.
I created a send log Data Extension with the following Fields:
JobID, ListID, BarchID, SubID, TriggeredSendID, ErrorCode, view_email_url.
I’d like to add another field like, ‘subject’ which represents the subject of the particular email being logged / sent. However, I am unable to capture that information. It doesn’t look as if any of the personalization strings can be used.
@Kelly-J-Andrews hints at the ability to do this in the comment on the this answer.
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As previously suggested, you could use an AMPScript variable for your subject.
%%[ var @subject set @subject = "This is the subject" ]%%
In your send definition the subject would be:
In your Send Log DE, you’d have to have a column named “subject”
If you’d rather not use the Send Log and email scripting, the subject is available in the System Data Views and is accessible via Query Activity.
For a particular send, you can query the
DynamicEmailSubject columns. I’d recommend building your query starting with _Job and then inner joining to _Sent based on the JobID (aka the SendID from the Tracking tab). I typically use _Job.PickupTime to narrow it down by date. Something like this:
select j.emailName , j.EmailSubject , j.DynamicEmailSubject , s.SubscriberKey , s.EventDate from _job as j with (nolock) inner join _sent as s with (nolock) on (s.jobid = j.jobid) where j.pickuptime >= dateadd(day,-7,getdate())
You can also join this back to your Send Log if you’d like (by JobID).
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