netFORUM Pro Cached Personalizations

NOTE:  For netForum Pro, all personalizations must be cached in order to use integration personalizations.  There are 11 types of netForum Pro target groups in Informz and we will cache one target group per type at a time.  In order to use this feature, we ask that there there be one 'master' target group in Informz for each group type that encompasses everyone and everything you want personalized.

Informz allows remote personalization fields to display in your Informz accounts as table columns. These personalizations are ultimately cached in Informz, and they refresh once a week (through a weekly behind-the-scenes process) or manually. When enabled, these personalization fields appear as selectable columns in any subscriber listing, and you can preview data in those fields.

If you are having problems with cached personalizations, this article can help! Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have I selected at least one field for caching?
  • Did I save the most recent changes?
  • Have I manually refreshed the Personalization Cache?
  • Is there are problem with my Integration Bridge Connection?

Activating Cached Personalizations

You must select the target group and fields you wish to cache from the List of Attributes page (Admin > Setup > Bridge Configuration).

Click List of Personalization Attributes to open the Personalizations page.

The page is broken into collapsible sections based on target group type and each section has a corresponding dropdown list that lets you select a specific target group (by default, the dropdown list is set to “None”).

You’ll select subscribers to have their personalizations cached when you select the 'master' target group from the dropdown list. Subscribers who do not belong to this target group do not have their personalization field data cached.

Check the checkbox in the Caches Data column to include that personalization when caching. Note that if you do not select a target group (i.e. “None”), the checkboxes in the column are deactivated. You can select up to 20 fields to cache for each target group type.

When ready, click Save Changes & Refresh Cache.

If you have at least one field selected for caching, this refreshes the cache and displays a confirmation message. If you do not have any fields selected or if the integration bridge is down, you’ll receive a corresponding error message.

Refreshing Your Personalization Cache

Navigate to Admin > Setup > Bridge Configuration.

Click Refresh Personalization Cache to sync the cache.

The status of your last sync is listed next to the Refresh Personalization Cache button.

One More Thing

When you publish a mailing to a remote subscriber, Informz uses the personalization values that have been cached!