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Email Deployment Clone


The Clone Deployment Service API provides the ability to post deployment information to Omail. This information is used to clone existing Omail deployment. Deployment information is validated for basic information.

An HTTP POST request is used to clone existing deployment. The TrackId of the deployment to clone must be included in the request JSON.

Base Resource URI

For Production, use:{brandAbbreviation}/omail/deployment/clone/*

For Testing, use:{brandAbbreviation}/omail/deployment/clone*

brandAbbreviationis the abbreviation for the brand to which the data is being posted.

Please note: When migrating from the testing environment to the production environment, deployments created or updated in the testing environment will not be available in the production environment. You will need to create new deployments and for this reason should not hard code any deployment tracking numbers in your code.

Technical Requirements

The HTTP header must contain the following elements: x-omeda-appid a unique id provided to you by Omeda to access your data. The request will fail without a valid id.content-typea content type supported by this resource. See Supported Content Types for more details. If omitted, the default content type is application/json.

Supported Content Types

If omitted, the default content type is application/json.JSONapplication/json

JSON is the preferred data exchange format, because it is lightweight and, in most cases, faster to process and utilizes less bandwidth. There are many available open-source JSON libraries available. See for details.

Supported HTTP Methods

There is one HTTP method supported:POSTSee W3C’s POST specs for details.

POST method is used when creating a new deployment.

Field Definition

The following tables describe the hierarchical data elements.

  • Any optional attributes if not specified – retain their values from cloned deployment unless otherwise stated in description.

Deployment Elements

Attribute NameRequired?Data TypeDescription
CloneTrackIdrequiredstringTrackId of the existing deployment to be cloned.
DeploymentNameoptionalstringThe name designated for the deployment. Max Characters: 80. If not sent – the string “Copy of “ will be added to name of cloned deployment.
DeploymentDaterequireddateThe tentative date the deployment will be sent. Format: ‘yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm’. The date must be in the future.
OwnerUserIdoptionalstringThe User ID of an active Omail account to be designated as the ‘owner’. The owner is generally the account that will be working on the deployment throughout the creation and sending process.
CampaignIdoptionalstringAn optional Campaign Id to assign to the deployment. Max Characters: 50.
TrackOpensoptionalbyte1 = Track and store the opening of HTML emails. 0 = do not track and store the opening of HTML emails.
TrackLinksoptionalbyte1 = Track and store link clicks on the deployment. 0 = do not track and store link clicks on the deployment.
TestersoptionalarrayAn array of json objects. Each object contains deployment tester information: First Name, Last Name, and Email Address. When provided – passed testers are merged with testers on cloned deployment.
FinalApproverUserIdoptionalstringThe User ID of an active Omail account to be designated as the ‘final approver’.
NotesoptionalstringOptional user-specified notes regarding the deployment.
ReloadOnqQueryBeforeFinalDeploymentoptionalbyte1 = If deployment audience is from an onq query, then re-execute the query before final deployment time. 0 = do not re-execute onq query before deployment time (if applicable).

Testers Elements

Attribute NameRequired?Data TypeDescription
FirstNamerequiredstringThe first name of the tester. Max Characters: 80.
LastNamerequiredstringThe last name of the tester. Max Characters: 80.
EmailAddressrequiredstringThe email address of the tester. Max Characters: 255.

POST JSON Request Example: cloning deployment

    “CloneTrackId" : "FOO0200300112",
    "DeploymentName": "Test Warmup - #2",
    "DeploymentDate": "2012-02-29 13:45",
    "CampaignId": "Campaign2",
    "OwnerUserId": "omailuser1",
    "Notes": "Don't send until Mar. 30th."

Response Examples

Responses possible: a successful POST (200 OK Status) or a failed POST (400 Bad Request/403 Forbidden/404 Not Found/405 Method Not Allowed Statuses). See W3C’s Status Codes.

Successful POST Submission

A successful POST submission will clone specified existing deployment and create an Omail deployment shell with the designated information from the request body. A successful POST request will return a Url that can be used to retrieve deployment information such as link tracking, delivery statistics, deployment status, history, etc. (See Deployment Lookup Resource).

JSON Example

      "SubmissionId" : "C95AE90C-BEC6-41F2-91E2-2BA9168D1D1E",

Failed Submission

Potential errors:

The value '{stringField}' for field '{fieldName}' exceeded a max length of {maximumAllowed}.
'OwnerUserId' {ownerUserId} is not active.
'FinalApproverUserId' {finalApproverUserId} is not active.
'{RequiredFieldName}' is a required field.
The Duplicate value '{emailAddress}' submitted for Testers array, field 'EmailAddress'. Tester emails must be unique.
The value '{trackLinks}' for field 'TrackLinks' must be 0 or 1.
The value '{trackOpens}' for field 'TrackOpens' must be 0 or 1.
'CloneTrackId' is a required field.
No deployment was found matching trackId '{trackId}'.
Deployment '{trackId}' cannot be cloned.
OwnerUserId '{ownerUserId}' is not authorized to edit deployment '{trackId}'"
Invalid value '{deploymentDate}' for field 'DeploymentDate'. The date must be in the future.
Invalid value '{deploymentDate}' for field 'DeploymentDate'. Date format yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm is required.

A failed POST submission may be due to several factors:

400 Bad RequestTypically, this error occurs when the request does not follow the specifications. In the case of an update, this can occur if an HTTP PUT request is submitted without a TrackId element in the submitted json data.
403 ForbiddenTypically, this error occurs when the credentials are erroneous. Potentially, an incorrect x-omeda-appid.
404 Not FoundTypically, this error occurs with a malformed URL or the resource that is searched for is not found. This can occur if a TrackId submitted is not found in our system.
405 Method Not AllowedTypically, this error occurs when the resource accessed is not allowed by the HTTP Method utilized. Make sure you employ the correct HTTP Method (POST) for this request.

This is not an exhaustive list of errors, but common ones. If an error occurs repeatedly, please contact your Omeda representative.

JSON Example

  "SubmissionId" : "C95AE90C-BEC6-41F2-91E2-2BA9168D1D1F",
  "Errors" : [
      Error": "A 'CloneTrackId' element is required." 
      "Error": "' DeploymentDate' is a required field."
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