How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

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How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby stjeromedeacon » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:52 pm

We have been using Constant Contact for a couple of years, but are new to PowerChurch.

I see the sync list of 4 actions in the 11.55 Manual on page 364. But have a question on the process.

We have many more contacts in our Constant Contact (CC) email list than we have in our PC personal profile database because we have other churches in our denomination, other pastors and friends that get our CC newsletters (but we don't keep them as a profile in PC).

When I go to do a sync with PC and CC, what will happen with all the other email addresses in CC that are not found in our PC database?

Will they be deleted in CC? Will they be added into PC (without a corresponding name/address profile - just an email address)? Nothing happens in CC?

Thanks for any info.
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Re: How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby NeilZ » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:30 pm

allsouls wrote:We have been using Constant Contact for a couple of years, but are new to PowerChurch.

I see the sync list of 4 actions in the 11.55 Manual on page 364. But have a question on the process.

We have many more contacts in our Constant Contact (CC) email list than we have in our PC personal profile database because we have other churches in our denomination, other pastors and friends that get our CC newsletters (but we don't keep them as a profile in PC).

When I go to do a sync with PC and CC, what will happen with all the other email addresses in CC that are not found in our PC database?

Will they be deleted in CC? Will they be added into PC (without a corresponding name/address profile - just an email address)? Nothing happens in CC?

Thanks for any info.


The Constant Contact sync process was described in this Quarterly Powerchurch Newsletter: https://www.powerchurch.com/support/419 ... pring-2013

I see that as part of the Sync, PCPlus requests all existing email addresses at Constant Contact, then uses that to evaluate if there are changes to the PCPlus data that needs to be uploaded to C.C.

I don't see anything in that that says that existing contacts that are NOT from PCPlus are deleted or anything like that. I'll see if I can get one of the techs to comment on this.

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Re: How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby stjeromedeacon » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:39 pm

Thank you, Niel, this is helpful, especially the Newsletter link.

We will probably give this a try... just are a bit nervous in case we lose contacts/email addresses from Constant Contact that we don't have in PowerChurch (in the event we have someone in CC that is not in PC).

Blessings this Christmas Season!
Ray

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Re: How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby Zorak » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:15 pm

We were recently made aware that the Constant Contact Sync functionality is not working. They have changed their API and we did not receive notification in time to redesign the back-end of our processes to accommodate those changes. We are hoping to get a redesigned sync process out in the next Maintenance Release for PowerChurch Plus Versions 11, 11.5, and PowerChurch Online.
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Re: How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby stjeromedeacon » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:50 pm

Thank you for the update, Zorak! (and the quick reply)
We'll hold off for now on the synch process.
Cheers,
Ray
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Re: How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby stjeromedeacon » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:14 pm

Zorak,

Has the update been made yet to enable PC synch with Constant Contact?

Thanks a bunch,
Ray
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Re: How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby Zorak » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:30 pm

This will be in the next Maintenance Release. We are currently finishing up with the redesign of the Constant Contact system to make it work with their new API. Once development is finished and it has been tested, we will publish the MR.
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Re: How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby uuroc17 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:17 pm

We're running PowerChurch v11.55 --- are all the Constant Contact sync issues fully resolved?
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Re: How Does Constant Contact Sync Process Work?

Postby NeilZ » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:30 pm

uuroc17 wrote:We're running PowerChurch v11.55 --- are all the Constant Contact sync issues fully resolved?
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Well ... since the last entry on this was 2015, and they were going to release an MR at that time to fix any issues, I would assume so. If you're versions on the latest MR, they I would say its ready to go.

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