Import updateRule parameter

Import definitions include an updateRule parameter, which specifies how Eloqua should handle updating records when you import a new value for an existing field. For example, if contact Sally Jones' email address in Eloqua is, and you import a new email address for Sally Jones, the updateRule determines whether Eloqua should retain the existing email address or replace it with the new one.

The following rule types are available:

  • always: Always update.
  • ifNewIsNotNull: Update if the new value is not blank.
  • ifExistingIsNull: Update if the existing value is blank.
  • useFieldRule: Use the rule defined at the field level.

If you do not specify an updateRule, the rule type defaults to always.

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