InsertDE

This function inserts a row in a Data Extension with the specified column name and value pairs. No output is returned from this function.

NOTE: This function only works in an email. Use InsertData if you need to insert rows into a Data Extension in a landing page, microsite page or CloudPage, or in an SMS message.

Arguments

InsertDE(1,2,3,[4a,4b]...)

Ordinal Type Required Description
1 String True Name of the Data Extension receiving the new row
2 String True Name of the column receiving the value
3 String True Value to insert into the column
4a String False Additional column name receiving the value (see note)
4b String False Additional value to insert into the column (see note)

NOTE: Additional pairs of columns and values can be appended as arguments.

Example 1

The following illustrates the use of this function with the minimum number of arguments.

Data Extension: LoyaltyMembers

Name Data Type Length Primary Key Nullable Default Value
EmailAddress EmailAddress 254 N N
SubscriberKey Text 254 Y N
FirstName Text 50 N Y
LastName Text 50 N Y
Created Date N Y Current Date

The LoyaltyMembers Data Extension includes these rows:

EmailAddress SubscriberKey FirstName LastName Created
[email protected] 8473 Doug Smith 2017-10-21 12:01
[email protected] 5497 Suzy Jackson 2017-10-20 11:01
[email protected] 7114 Dale Cameron 2017-10-19 10:01

Here is an example utilizing the preceding context:

%%[

var @insertCount, @emailAddress, @subscriberKey

set @emailAddress = "[email protected]"
set @subscriberKey = "5767"

InsertDE("LoyaltyMembers","EmailAddress", @emailAddress,"SubscriberKey", @subscriberKey)

]%%

Output

insertCount: 1

After the operation, the LoyaltyMembers Data Extension includes these rows:

EmailAddress SubscriberKey FirstName LastName Created
[email protected] 8473 Doug Smith 2017-10-21 12:01
[email protected] 5497 Suzy Jackson 2017-10-20 11:01
[email protected] 7114 Dale Cameron 2017-10-19 10:01
[email protected] 5767 2017-10-22 13:01

Example 2


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