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Email Deployment Test

Summary

The Deployment Test API provides the ability to send test copies of your deployment to the test recipients that were specified when the deployment was created. Test recipients are optional and can be added to a deployment via the Deployment Api. A Deployment Test Resource api call is required before Scheduling a deployment.

An HTTP POST request is used to send a test.

Base Resource URI

For Production, use: https://ows.omeda.com/webservices/rest/brand/{brandAbbreviation}/omail/deployment/sendtest/*

For Testing, use: https://ows.omedastaging.com/webservices/rest/brand/{brandAbbreviation}/omail/deployment/sendtest/*
brandAbbreviation
is the abbreviation for the brand to which the data is being posted.

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-type
a content type supported by this resource. See Supported Content Types for more details. If omitted, the default content type is application/json.

Optional header element:

Supported Content Types

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

JSON
application/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 json.org for details.

Supported HTTP Methods

There is one HTTP method supported:

POST
See 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.

Deployment Test Elements

Attribute Name Required? Data Type Description
UserId required string UserId of the active omail account authorized for this deployment. This is generally the ‘OwnerUserId’ specified in the Deployment Api
TrackId required string The TrackId for the deployment.

POST JSON Request Example: When sending deployment tests

{
    "UserId": "omailaccount1",
    "TrackId": "FOO020300219"
}

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 Submission

A successful POST submission will send test copies of the specified deployment to the deployment test recipients. The response object will contain the TrackId of the deployment, a unique ‘SubmissionId’, and a url to call the Deployment Lookup API for this deployment.

Status Description
200 OK Please be sure to check the response json for warnings. A typical warning would be that your content has no unsubscribe link.

JSON Example

{
  "ResponseInfo":[
    {
      "SubmissionId" : "C95AE90C-BEC6-41F2-91E2-2BA9168D1D1E",
      "TrackId":"FOO0200300112",
      "Url":"https://ows.omedastaging.com/webservices/rest/brand/FOO/omail/deployment/lookup/FOO0200300112/*",
      "Warnings" : ["Warning" : "Missing Unsubscribe Link for split 1 in HTML"}]
    }
  ]
}

Failed Submission

Potential errors:

The value '{stringField}' for field '{fieldName}' exceeded a max length of {maximumAllowed}.
The field '{fieldName}' is required.
One of the following fields must be set: 'HtmlContent' or 'TextContent'.
No deployment was found matching trackId '{trackId}'.
Deployment '{trackId}' cannot be edited. Sent, Scheduled , Approved, or Cancelled deployments cannot be edited.
UserId '{userId}' is not authorized to edit deployment '{trackId}'"
Deployment '{trackId}' has been edited from the Omail portal and is not eligible for API access. Last edited by {account} on 2012-02-04 22:15:00.
Deployment '{trackId}'  was created within the Omail portal and is not eligible for API access.
There is no final approver assigned to this deployment.
There is no mailbox domain set up for this communication type.
Audience list {listName} is not valid (recipient upload did not complete).
From Name is missing from Split 1.
Mailbox is missing from Split 1.
Subject is missing from Split 1.
There is no Message Body (Text) on Split 1.
There is no Message Body (HTML) on Split 1.
Message Body (Text) on Split 1 should not contain html tags.
Message Body (HTML) on Split 1 must contain html and body tags.
There are no splits that are ready or approved for testing.
There are testers or seed recipients that are missing values for the merge variables.
Illegal characters in merge variable name: {mergeVariable}.
Mismatched start/end merge variables delimiters in TEXT message on Split 1.
Mismatched start/end merge variables delimiters in HTML message on Split 1.
Mismatched start/end merge variables delimiters in message subject on Split 1.
Mismatched start/end merge variables delimiters in From line on Split 1.

A failed POST submission may be due to several factors:

Status Description
400 Bad Request Typically, this error occurs when the deployment content is invalid. See potential errors for details.
403 Forbidden Typically, this error occurs when the credentials are erroneous. Potentially, an incorrect x-omeda-appid.
404 Not Found Typically, 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 Allowed Typically, 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": "'TrackId' is a required field." 
    },
    {
      "Error": "'UserId' is a required field."
    }
  ]
}
Last Updated On November 30, 2018
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