SalesForce Marketing Cloud

tap-exacttarget from singer-io

Digital Marketing Platform

The tap-exacttarget extractor pulls data from SalesForce Marketing Cloud that can then be sent to a destination using a loader.

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Getting Started


If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project

Installation and configuration

  1. Add the tap-exacttarget extractor to your project using
    meltano add
  2. meltano add extractor tap-exacttarget
  3. Configure the tap-exacttarget settings using
    meltano config
  4. meltano config tap-exacttarget set --interactive
  5. Test that extractor settings are valid using
    meltano config
  6. meltano config tap-exacttarget test

Next steps

If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.


The current capabilities for tap-exacttarget may have been automatically set when originally added to the Hub. Please review the capabilities when using this extractor. If you find they are out of date, please consider updating them by making a pull request to the YAML file that defines the capabilities for this extractor.

This plugin has the following capabilities:

  • properties
  • discover
  • state

You can override these capabilities or specify additional ones in your meltano.yml by adding the capabilities key.


The tap-exacttarget settings that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, click on any setting name from the list:

You can override these settings or specify additional ones in your meltano.yml by adding the settings key.

Please consider adding any settings you have defined locally to this definition on MeltanoHub by making a pull request to the YAML file that defines the settings for this plugin.

Batch Size (batch_size)

  • Environment variable: TAP_EXACTTARGET_BATCH_SIZE

The batch size to request, default 2500.

Tenant Subdomain (tenant_subdomain)


Request Timeout (request_timeout)


The request timeout length, default 300.

Start Date (start_date)

  • Environment variable: TAP_EXACTTARGET_START_DATE

Determines how much historical data will be extracted. Please be aware that the larger the time period and amount of data, the longer the initial extraction can be expected to take.

Client ID (client_id)

  • Environment variable: TAP_EXACTTARGET_CLIENT_ID

Your Salesforce Marketing Cloud/Exact Target client ID.

Client Secret (client_secret)

  • Environment variable: TAP_EXACTTARGET_CLIENT_SECRET

Your Salesforce Marketing Cloud/Exact Target client secret.


Get credentials from Exacttarget. You'll need to:

  • Create a Salesforce Marketing Cloud App
  • Authenticate it to your Exacttarget account
  • Get client ID and secret. Save these -- you'll need them in the next step.
  • Find out if the sales force integration package is created (after 1st Aug, 2019) with only OAuth2 support
  • Find your tenant subdomain {tenant-subdomin}
  • Obtian a refresh token following the steps here

Stream Selection

If you select the subscriber stream, you MUST select list_subscriber as well. subscriber is replicated through list_subscriber.

Something missing?

This page is generated from a YAML file that you can contribute changes to.

Edit it on GitHub!

Looking for help?

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