Start an Email Send Definition

This page contains information on how to start an email send definition.

Why Start an Email Send Definition

You can use the SOAP API to start an email send definition from your development environment or another system. This allows you to send an email without accessing Marketing Cloud.

How to Start an Email Send Definition

Use the sample code as a model for your own API calls.

Sample .NET Start and Create Code

You can use the sample code to set up your call to start an email send definition. The code uses the following API calls:

  1. Create a simple email send definition.
  2. Start the email send.
  3. Output the results of your send

Output

Sample .NET Start Code

The sample code below includes a dynamic From name and email address and returns the JobID.

Sample .NET Start Code Using a Filter Definition

Sample Java Code (Axis2)

Sample Ruby on Rails Code

SOAP Request

SOAP Response