How to Map Fields
When the Eloqua Contacts integration runs, it is sending Splash data to an external destination. The data to be sent and its destination in that external application must be determined with field mapping. This process is easy!
First things first:
Splash data is organized into objects, and the one of interest can be chosen in this dropdown.
Next, each object has a set of fields, found in this dropdown.
Finally, the field in the destination application is chosen to select where the data from Splash will be sent. These often either appear as a text field where it must be manually specified, or as a dropdown that you can choose from. For Eloqua Contacts, these will appear as a dropdown.
Note: Eloqua organizes contacts by email address. Therefore, the first field here will always be the email field.
When the field is properly mapped, a new one can be added by clicking the “Add a field” button below the last mapped field.
Example of a Field Mapping
Let’s apply this with an example field mapping. We will map the first name of a Splash attendee with the first name of an Eloqua contact.
1. To start, click Add a field and then open the Splash Object list. For this example, we’ve selected “Contact.”
2. Next, you can choose a field. From this dropdown pick a field such as “First Name.”
3. Now you can pick the remote field from this dropdown. We’ve chosen “First Name.”
Note: Rather than scroll through the dropdown, you can type a search query to filter to the desired field.
4. Now, repeat this process until all of the fields you desire have been mapped.
Note: To remove a field mapping, just click on the minus symbol next to it.
Saving the Config
Configs are not turned on by default. To ensure they will work, you must toggle the on option and save your changes as well. Now that all of the fields have been added, scroll back up to the top of the config, and click on the on/off toggle.
Then, back at the bottom of the config, click “Save.” The integration is now properly configured and active!
Want to make sure this works properly? Check out how to test the configuration!