If you're having trouble with your Salesforce integration, there are a few things you can do to solve issues that might arise. Let's look at some possible issues and the recommended solutions.
The Check Connection could fail, even if a sync is still successful. Make sure the URL is correct or isn’t broken (the URL may be the causing the issue).
If a list of lists sync or a target group sync fails when Higher Logic Thrive Marketing Professional (Thrive Marketing Professional) is first connecting, make sure the Email Opt-Out field is visible, even if the leads aren’t being used. When syncing the personalization fields, the code checks for the Email Opt-out field. This field needs to be visible in Salesforce for contacts and leads to allow Thrive Marketing Professional to send an Unsubscribe writeback to Salesforce.
An email is sent out to Thrive Marketing Professional about any integrations that are not working so even if you don't see it, Thrive Marketing Professional does.
If the Salesforce Mailing Activity Writebacks start showing status of Error (even if the unsubscribe and resubscribe writebacks are working), the Salesforce instance may have used up the storage allotment.
Undeleting a Salesforce Report
Higher Logic staff does not have a way to restore the corresponding Salesforce report used to create an Thrive Marketing Professional target group. If a mailing’s target group was reliant on that now deleted Salesforce Report, the mailing will fail to send. The Higher Logic Software Operations team is notified of this failure and the mailing is also flagged as “failed” in the account.
Can’t Create Salesforce Profile
If you're using the Salesforce Professional edition, you're not allowed to create a Profile. However, the Salesforce integration requires the profile to create an API user (the API user ultimately allows Thrive Marketing Professional to get data from Salesforce). You can check with your reseller of the Professional edition to see if you are able to create API users. If not, you will likely need to upgrade the edition to use the integration.
Personalization & Target Group
If the mailing to be sent is a copy of a previously created mailing, the previously used target group is referenced. If this previously used target group was not a Salesforce list, then Salesforce personalization fields are not initially available for selection. Once the target group is changed to be a Salesforce list, the Salesforce personalization fields are displayed.