Adding content from a web server to a zone

You can use the Content Connector to retrieve HTML and text content from a web server that is installed outside your HCL Unica installation. The system downloads the content over HTTP.


  1. In a communication, drag the Content Connector widget Content Connector into the zone or right-click the zone and select Content Connector.
    The Content Connection window opens.
  2. Specify the content source. Select External web address. Enter the URL for the web server that contains the content.
    This setting instructs the system to automatically retrieve content from the web server over HTTP according to the retrieval setting.
  3. Specify when to retrieve the content and add it to the communication.
    1. To retrieve content each time that you publish the communication, select When the message is published.
    2. To retrieve content when you send the email, select When the message is sent.
    Content connections added to hosted landing pages can retrieve content only when you publish the landing page communication.
  4. If you are adding a connection to an email message that contains a View As Web Page link, indicate whether to include or exclude the external content in the web page version of the message.

    If you include the external content, the connection retrieves the content only when you publish the email communication. If the content changes, you must publish email communication again to retrieve the latest version.

  5. To see how the connected content will appear in the communication, click Preview.
    The Preview tab opens to display a sample of the connected content.
  6. Click OK to save the changes and add the content connection to the zone.