Clear It Helper
(Ranked #35 of 56 Helpers)
When you use a lot of custom fields and custom logic inside of Campaign Builder you will undoubtedly leave a little mess behind - fields that need to be cleaned up. The Clear It Helper is designed to make that job painless.
You simply select the fields that you want to clear out and it does so in one simple step, including multiple fields at once.
- Clears Standard or Custom Fields
- Clear Out Multiple Fields at Once
Clears Standard or Custom Fields
We allow you to clear both standard fields or your custom fields as well - whatever you need.
Clear Out Multiple Fields at Once
To avoid having you make multiple calls, the Clear It Helper is designed so that you can clear out a whole bunch of fields all at once. You can mix and match custom fields with standard fields as well, it doesn't matter, then just make one http post call from Campaign Builder and clear them all out.
Above is the toolbar options you'll see for the Clear It Helper. Here are the Toolbar button options from left to right:
- Copy Link for Infusionsoft - This first blue copy link button copy the URL used for the http post snippet inside of the Infusionsoft Campaign Builder.
- Configure Button - The last button on the far right is the start configuration button which allows you to View, Edit, Copy, Delete, view the Usage Report and the Usage Log.
Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
Hello and welcome to MyFusion Helper. In this video, I’m going to show you how to use the Clear It Helper and then I’m also going to give you some examples so that you can see it in practical application as well.
So the first thing we are going to do is a live demo and jump into the app and show you how it works, so let’s start there.
All right, inside the app, the first thing we want to do is select the name of the helper that we’re going to use and I always just type it, so you can just type CL and it goes right into Clear It and let’s give it a name. So clear out all addresses, okay?
And then we want to select the fields that we want to clear out. Now the nice thing about this feature is that you can use against many fields at once, so rather than having to go through and call it multiple times for multiple HTTP:// post commands, we can simply select a whole bunch of the fields, all at once, that we want to clear out and it will handle all of those in one fell swoop.
Then, of course, we just go in here and click, ‘create helper,’ and that will actually create and then we copy and post URL into the HTTP:// post, snip inside of Infusionsoft, we can copy that URL here.
Then we can switch over into a test and let’s just say that we had another sequence here and we wanted to clear out, clear the addresses, okay. And we can come in here and drag in a HTTP:// post command. I usually name these so that they are friendly and easy to use, so MyFusion helper and then I name it like this and this would be a, ‘Clear It’ feature.
And we go in here and then we just paste in the URL. Now remember to set it to ready and you are good to go.
Remember you do not have to worry about these additional name or value pairs and that is all it takes to use the Clear It Helper.
So let’s take a look at some examples of when you would want to use this. When you start doing more sophisticated campaigns and you’re using custom fields, a lot of times you’re going to leave a lot of mess behind, shall we say. And the ‘Clear It’ just allows you to go in and clear those values out, so that you don’t leave any, you know, any mess in these application and fields that should be clear.
Another reason that we want to do this is when we’re cleaning up stashed data, in more complex logic campaigns. Now many times you won't need to do this because you can use our ‘Move It’ helper instead. Which, instead of copying a value from one place to the next and leaving the old value there, it actually moves it.
But in case you do use the copy and the set it and the Clear It and things like that, this will allow you to clean up that stashed data. Now when we say, ‘stashed data’ it means the following: one of the things that you can use, a technique, for optimizing your campaigns and not having to create a ton of extra custom fields, is to stash the field values that you need, and the calculations that you need, into fields that are really rarely used. So it might be a job title that you don’t use, or it might be an address three city, for example, something really od like that, that you rarely use and you can then stash that value in there temporarily and then remove it later, okay.
So, those are a couple of practical examples of when to use the ‘Clear It’ helper.
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