I have created a field merge using a custom object with a name as 'EVT_TicketCampaign_Conflocation' however when I am adding this field merge it comes as 'EVT_TicketCampaign_ConfName___copy11', can anyone tell me why so? why is it not the same as the name I have entered in the field merge? why do we get a different name upon selection?
It's because the name you added is a display name and Eloqua assigned it an unique HTML name. The forms are amongst the fewassets where you can assign both a display and HTML name yourself, field merges are not. You might have the copy part of it if you created this field merge by copying an existing one.
I would never recommend copying a field merge, ever.
when you copy a fieldmerge it will instantly receive the same name as the original with copy or something similar at the end.
- field firstname with html name firstname
we copy the firstname field and change it to lastname:
- field lastname with htmlname firstname_copy
if you now make an email you see this:
- Dear firstname firstname_copy
i would avoid copying field merges at all costs to avoid this