Renaming a Data Extension that has been used in a Mobile Message causes the targeted count to be 0
Last updated 2020-10-07 ·Reference W-7657954 ·Reported By 3 users
Renaming a Data Extension that has been used in a Mobile Message causes the targeted count to be 0. This is purely cosmetic. The send will go to the appropriate audience/number of subscribers.
-In Email Studio or Contact Builder, Create a DE named "Mobile"
-Create 3 fields, subscriberkey (text); mobile (phone); locale (locale)
-Save the DE
-In Contact Builder, add a row with a valid number/locale to the DE so it becomes sendable
-Go to MobileConnect and create a new message
-Outbound > Next
-Give it a name, select a code, and leave send method as schedule
-Select Audience Type as Data Extension
-Find your DE named "Mobile"
-Select it, save the message, click overview
-Return to your draft message and click Audience. Note that the name (Mobile) and targeted sections still match and the subscriber count is 1 as expected
-Go to Contact Builder and rename the DE to "Mobile_EDIT"
-Go back to MobileConnect and create a new message following the previous steps
-When you select the "Mobile_EDIT" DE, save the message and click overview
-Return to the second message, click audience, and note that the "Targeted" section has the old DE name and 0 row count.
Rename it back to the original name and the targeted section reflects the correct name and targeted count. Or do nothing; you can still send to the DE and it will go out as expected.
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