Data views in Salesforce Marketing Cloud are very handy, when it comes to getting data insights from various sources inside the platform.
I will give you a quick start on how to get data insights for you transactional emails using data views. We will use data from _Sent, _Job, and _Subscriber view
SELECT top 100 s.SubscriberKey, s.TriggererSendDefinitionObjectID, s.TriggeredSendCustomerKey, s.EventDate, j.DeliveredTime, j.PickupTime, j.SchedTime, s.ListID, s.JobID, sk.EmailAddress, j.EmailName, from _Sent s left join _Subscribers sk ON s.SubscriberKey = sk.SubscriberKey left join _Job j ON s.JobID = j.JobID where ListID = 708 order by j.DeliveredTime DESC
s.TriggererSendDefinitionObjectID - object id (auto generated) s.TriggeredSendCustomerKey - definition key (you choose) s.EventDate - date when the first message has been triggered for a particular day j.DeliveredTime - date when the message was actually delivered to recipient j.PickupTime - when the message was picked up by currently running job j.SchedTime - when the job scheduled the message s.ListID - list where you add all who you sent transactional email
Good to knowUse one publication list for all transactional messages. so when you will come to reduce your contacts you can remove the contacts only ever targeted in transactional messages
There is actual delay from when you send the transactional message and when it is actually written to the _Sent view