Editing merge fields in copied appeal also edits merge fields in original appeal

After copying an appeal mailing, you may notice that after editing the merge fields in the copied mailing, that the merge fields in the original mailing have also changed.
If we are copying an appeal mailing which has a default export definition (no extra added nodes):
  • After editing the merge fields in the copied mailing, that the merge fields in the original mailing will not change.
If we are copying an appeal mailing which has already been edited and has a few added nodes (custom export definition):
  • After copying an appeal mailing, you may notice that the merge fields in the original mailing have also changed because they share same export definition.

 

Steps to Duplicate

  1. From Marketing and communications, select appeal mailings
  2. expand the appeal you want and click copy
  3. click the name of the new copy of the appeal mailing
  4. From the letters tab, click the letter and click edit
  5. Click Edit in the merge fields section
  6. Add and remove some merge fields
  7. From marketing and communications, select the original appeal mailing
  8. From the letters tab, select the letter, and click edit
  9. Click edit in the merge fields, notice the changes you made in the copy have also been made to the original

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