You can duplicate the functionality of AMPscript using SSJS. However, SSJS can also handle more advanced procedures. For example, SSJS supports arrays and advanced exception handling.
From there, several factors can influence your choice to use one language over another:
- AMPscript can simply and efficiently handle inline personalization or simple IF ELSE statements.
In general, the vast majority of users can handle the tasks they need to perform using AMPscript. Ultimately, many factors help determine which language helps you complete your task in the most elegant and efficient manner possible. However, the above factors can help you make a more informed decision.
SSJS activities time out after 30 minutes. You can prevent timeouts and failures by optimizing your SSJS activities. If your script consistently runs longer than 10 minutes, we recommend using a different tool, such as Data Cloud for Marketing, to transform your data.