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This is a quick one, and I’m writing it to help anyone Googling an issue that has come up a few times including seeing it in a few client environments myself. Real-time Marketing needs at least one compliance setting record which stores the organisations address, and a link to a preference page (subscription centre). The default one isn’t all that pretty, so the advice is to create a new Compliance setting record either with a subscription centre or an external link. However, what if the link to add a new record is missing? This post will show you how to add it when all else fails.
First things first, make sure you have gone to the feature switches area, and turned on the setting for Configurable compliance settings in email editor.
Now you should see this when navigating to Settings, Customer engagement and then Compliance. If you do, great! Go and read my article about using outbound subscription centres in Real-time Marketing for more information. If you don’t see it, (and you have the right security settings) and instead see something like the area below, read on for how to fix.
I’m not sure why this has happened in an environment, but at some point the way in which the Compliance settings table was added to the Marketing App changed. So we need to edit the app. Make sure you are comfortable doing this, and you also need to have the right access to edit and make changes. Go to make.powerapps.com and search for the Marketing App. Click to Edit the app.
From the app editing area, change the area to the Settings one (it will likely show New Area) and then find the Compliance option and click on it.
The panel on the right hand side should now show the Compliance area. It is likely it looks something like this, with the content type being URL. This is actually now pointing to the wrong area so we need to change it.
Change the content type to Table, and then pick the Compliance table. The only thing that is a bit annoying is that there are TWO compliance tables 😉 One is called msdynmkt_compliancesettings and one is called msdynmkt_compliancesettings3. You need it to be the second one, msdynmkt_compliancesettings3. You might need to try one first, then check, and if it doesn’t fix it, try the other one. Save and publish the Marketing App. You can use the Default icon and remove the number 3 from the ID so it’s just ComplianceSubArea.
Now open up the app again, refreshing your screen several times (F5, clear cache etc.), and then check the Compliance area again. Hopefully you now have the New setting option available and can crack on and add in your new Compliance record! If not, I would suggest contacting Microsoft Support for some assistance. Good luck!
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