Tutorial: Send email based on field value using EXM, Forms, and Marketing Automation

I had some clients asking me how to send an e-mail based on a value selected in a field using the Sitecore Forms. Let us say, you have a field named “Topic” and if the visitor selects the option named “Gifts” he gets an email offering a free voucher for a Gift. If this same visitor selects the option “Books”, he gets a totally different email.

In this tutorial, I share how you can achieve this by using EXM, Forms, and Marketing Automation.

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Understanding Sitecore logs – Part 3: Sitecore version, assemblies, environment and scheduler

Continuing with my series of blogs describing what each line in the Sitecore logs mean, today I want to talk about Sitecore version, Assemblies, Environment information and Scheduler.

In this post, we are still examining the log file. In future posts, we will explore Client, Crawling, Eds, Exm, Fxm, Search, Publishing, Aggregation and WebDAV logs.

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Upgrade finished? Remember to check the Database Compatibility Level in SQL Server

When you finish upgrading Sitecore from a 8.x to a 9.1 version for example, you might want to restore the upgraded databases into the latest supported SQL Server version according to the Sitecore compatibility table. Once restored, the upgraded databases are still configured to be compatible with the lowest SQL Server version supported, which can decrease the performance of your site.

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Enable different authentication methods to xConnect OData

Recently, we had a client that wanted to extract data from xConnect using Power BI. One option available was through the built-in OData service – https://site-prefix.xconnect/odata endpoint. The challenge was that Power BI (among other tools) doesn’t support the kind of authentication that xConnect implements.

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Understanding Sitecore logs – Part 2: Caches and XML configuration load

Continuing with my series of blogs describing what each line in the Sitecore logs mean, today I want to talk about Caches and XML Configuration load.

In this post, we are still examining the log file. In future posts, we will explore Client, Crawling, Eds, Exm, Fxm, Search, Publishing, Aggregation and WebDAV logs. Phew… sounds like a lot of work.

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Understanding Sitecore logs – Part 1: xDB, Tracking, License, Path Analyzer and Memory Monitor

I want to start a series of blogs describing what each line in the Sitecore logs mean. I am basing my research on the log information extracted from Sitecore 9.1 Update-1 with the log priority level set to “INFO”.

Let’s start with the log file.

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