Pulling a List From VAN


To import a ThruText or ThruTalk (New) list of contacts from VAN, you can pull that data from your VAN committee. This article explains how to "pull" a VAN contact list into your GetThru account from the External Contact List page.


NoteFor ThruText there is also the option of importing a list of contacts from VAN by "pushing" the list using the SMS button; however, for ThruTalk (New) you will need to use the pulling method.


If you haven't set up your VAN integration yet, click here to learn how to get set up.


Importing your list

Navigate to the 'External Contact Lists' menu in the Account Tools drop-down of your left panel. Click "New External Contact List":



Next, select either Voter File or Campaign Saved Lists. "Voter File Saved Lists" will be populated with lists in the MyVoters area of VAN, and "Campaign Saved Lists" will be populated with lists from the MyCampaign area of VAN. 


Your ThruText and ThruTalk MyVoters API keys and your ThruText and ThruTalk MyCampaign API keys will be listed within the same sections of the External Contact lists in your account. Please be sure to add descriptive naming schemes to your saved lists to differentiate between the ThruText and ThruTalk keys for each side.



Find your list and click on the name:

Then, validate the list details and update your list name, if desired. Click the "Create List" button.

Locate your list on the External Contact Lists management page in the Account Tools of your left panel. To create your group, please follow this guide on making your VAN list into a GetThru group.