Send data to Vibes

Vibes is a mobile marketing company that provides a variety of mobile marketing products and services, such as text message marketing (SMS/MMS), mobile wallet marketing, push notifications, and mobile web experiences.

You can use a flat-file (CSV) batch process to send query results from Amperity to Vibes to update recipient list data. This process supports downstream workflows, such as for:

  • Users who interact with campaigns from mobile devices

  • Interactive campaigns, including incentives, contents, and info-on-demand

  • Loyalty programs and offers

Files that are sent to Vibes are routed based on a required filename pattern. After the files are processed, an SMS message or push notification is sent to the recipient list from the Vibes platform.

This topic describes the steps that are required to send CSV files to Vibes from Amperity:

  1. Get details

  2. Add destination

  3. Add data template

Get details

The Vibes destination requires the following configuration details:

  1. The username.

  2. The passphrase.

  3. The remote folder to which Amperity will send data.

  4. The public key to use for PGP encryption, if required.

  5. A Vibes recipient list must be assigned a name similar to <filename>.recipient_list. Define the filename template pattern to match the campaign name that is required by Vibes.


Refer to the Vibes documentation if you plan to import a recipient list with included headers.

Add destination

Configure Amperity to send CSV files directly to Vibes.

To add a destination

  1. From the Destinations tab, click Add Destination. This opens the Add Destination dialog box.

  2. Enter the name of the destination and a description. For example: “Vibes” and “This sends query results to “Vibes”.

  3. From the Plugin drop-down, select Vibes.

    This automatically selects vibes as the Credential Type and assigns as the location to which data is sent.

  4. From the Credential drop-down, select Create a new credential. This opens the Create New Credential dialog box. Enter a name for the credential (typically “Vibes”), and then enter the username and password required to access this SFTP location.

  5. Under Settings, enter the path to the remote folder.


    For remote folders that contain spaces, use a backslash (\) character to escape the space. For example, a folder named “From ACME” should be entered as “FromACME”.

  6. From the File Format drop-down, select CSV.

  7. Add a single character to be used as an escape character in the output file. (This should match the escape character required by Vibes.)


    If an escape character is not specified and quote mode is set to “None” this may result in unescaped, unquoted files. When an escape character is not specified, you should select a non-“None” option from the Quote Mode setting.

  8. Specify the encoding method. Encoding method options include “Tar”, “Tgz”, “Zip”, “GZip”, and “None”.

  9. Optional. Add the PGP public key that is used to encrypt files sent to Vibes.

  10. Optional. Specify the line ending type: LF or CRLF.

  11. Optional. Set the quote mode.


    If the quote mode is set to “None” and the Escape Character setting is empty this may result in unescaped, unquoted files. When quote mode is “None”, you should specify an escape character.

  12. Optional. Select Include success file upon completion to add a .DONE file to indicate when an orchestration has finished sending data.


    If a downstream sensor is listening for files sent from Amperity, configure that sensor to listen for the presence of the .DONE file.

  13. Optional. Select Include header row in output files if headers are included in the output.

  14. Select Allow business users to use this destination.

    This allows users who have been assigned to the Amp360 User and/or AmpIQ User policies to use this destination with orchestrations and/or campaigns.

  15. Select Allow business users with limited PII access to send data. (A business user with limited PII access is someone who has been assigned the Restrict PII Access policy option.)

  16. Click Save.

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Add data template

A data template defines how columns in Amperity data structures are sent to downstream workflows. A data template is part of the configuration for sending query and segment results from Amperity to an external location.

To add a data template

Step 1.

From the Destinations tab, open the menu for a destination that is configured for Vibes, and then select Add data template.

This opens the Add Data Template dialog box.

Step 1

From the Destinations tab, open the menu for a destination that is configured for Vibes, and then select Add data template.

This opens the Add Data Template dialog box.

Step 2.

Verify business user access to queries and orchestrations and access to segments and campaigns.

A business user may also have restricted access to PII, which prevents them from viewing and sending customer profile data.

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If business user access was not configured as part of the destination, you may configure access from the data template.


To allow business users to use this destination with campaigns, you must enable the Make available to campaigns option. This allows users to send campaign results from Amperity to Vibes.

If you enable this option, the data extension settings require using campaign name and group name template variables to associate the name of the data extension to your campaign.

Step 3.

Verify all configuration settings.


A filename template pattern is required for proper formatting for files sent to Vibes. By default this pattern includes the name of the query and the current date. Special characters and blank spaces in the query name are replaced by underscores in the file name.

A Vibes recipient list is assigned a name similar to <filename>.recipient_list. The file naming pattern must create a file that matches the campaign name in the Vibes platform.

Verify settings for the data template.


When the settings required by the SFTP site were are not configured as part of the destination, you must configure them as part of the data template before making this destination available to campaigns.

Step 4.

Review all settings, and then click Save.

Save the data template.

After you have saved the data template, and depending on how you configured it, business users can send query results and/or send campaign results to Vibes.