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How to customize and shorten a URL using ShortenURL expression function in Visual Dialogue

URLs can be shortened and customized using the ShortenURL expression function, available in Visual Dialogue when creating SMS/Marketing templates.

From the Reference Guide, the details for the ShortenURL expression function are:


string ShortenURL( string OriginalUrl, string ShortUrlPrefix )

Returns a shortened URL for OriginalUrl with an optional ShortUrlPrefix prefix added to the
coded part of the URL, i.e http://shorturl.pb.com/SummerCampaign/AhF56yx. It returns a
different URL every time it is called.

The above expression function can be modified a little, so that we can customize and shorten a URL in the same expression:

«#ShortenURL("OriginalUrl" + ToString(database entry), "ShortUrlPrefix")»

Suppose that we are sending SMS messages to customers that contain a URL like https://www.yammer.com/pb.com/ and at the same time we want to append a serial number (fetched from database) which is unique to every customer at the end of the URL. This can be done by using below
expression.

«#ShortenURL("https://www.pb.com/" + ToString(SerialNo))»

 
UPDATED:  April 21, 2017