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Use If macro with combined records

AY Mail 2. Professional and Corporate Editions
Data managing skills required.

When you merge your data into combined records you can use the if macro to compose your message.

For example, you imported data about magazine subscriptions:

Depending on the number of imported records for the particular email address, one, two or more fields will be filled during the import process. In the above example, Kate had two records, so Subscription1 and Subscription2 are set while Subscription3, Subscription4, and Subscription5 are empty.

When composing the message, you want to display the information about the subscriptions with data filled in (Subscription1 and Subscription2) and skip the information about the rest (Subscription3, Subscription4, and Subscription5).

You can do this with if macros:

Here you can see the table with five data row, and each row represents one subscripton. The cells of this table are filled with the text macros, which will insert publication name and expiration date into the table.

This example assumes that Subscription1 is always set, so the first row of the table is always included. The other rows are removed if the corresponding Subscription field is unknown. As a result, the recipient will only see the rows for the fields filled in.

Kate will receive the following message:

You can see that the table contains only two data rows because there were two records for Kate. The other three rows were excluded with the if macros.

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