Partitions for Unica Deliver: Overview

Creating partitions for Unica Deliver allows you to isolate and secure data for different groups of users. Each partition appears to users as a separate instance of Unica Deliver, with no indication that other partitions exist on the same system. Because each partition has its own set of configuration properties, you can customize Unica Deliver for each group of users.

Users within each partition can access only those functions, data, and customer tables configured for the partition. For example, if you create partitions named partition1 and partition2, Unica Deliver users working in partition1 can select email recipients from customer tables configured in partition1, but not in partition2. HCL does not recommend creating multiple partitions if users need to share data.

When you work with multiple partitions, you should understand characteristics that are unique to partitions for Unica Deliver and how partitions for Unica Deliver relate to partitions for Unica Campaign. You should also be familiar with the workflow for creating and configuring multiple partitions for Unica Deliver.

Characteristics of partitions for Unica Deliver

Note the following when you create and configure new partitions for Unica Deliver.

  • You create partitions for Unica Deliver differently than you do for Unica Campaign.

    You create new partitions for Unica Deliver using a partition template available in the Deliver configuration properties in Unica Platform.

  • The name of each Unica Deliver partition must exactly match the name of its corresponding Unica Campaign partition.
  • Each partition that you create for Unica Deliver must be able to connect to HCL Unica.

    You must request a separate HCL Unica account for each partition. will provide a user name and password connected to the account. You must configure a Unica Platform data source that can provide these access credentials automatically when Unica Deliver connects to HCL Unica.

    For more information about how to request an account, see the Unica Deliver Startup and Administrator's Guide.

Relationship to partitions in Unica Campaign

Each partition in Unica Deliver operates in conjunction with a specific partition created in the Unica Platform for Unica Campaign. The Unica Campaign partition provides the following.

  • Unica Campaign schema that contains the Deliver system tables
  • File structure for Unica Campaign in the partition, including directories used by Unica Deliver to create and process recipient lists
  • Configuration properties associated with creating recipient lists and enabling Unica Deliver within the partition

Because Unica Deliver operates with Unica Campaign within a specific partition, the Unica Deliver and Unica Campaign partition structures must specify the same name. The partition names must match exactly.