I created a custom field with a Tab setting, but when I go to Import the custom field is not visible as an option for importing. Custom fields that are inline are visible. Is this a limitation or a bug or something unique to my set-up?

  • If you can replicate the problem on a civicrm demo site civicrm.org/demo then you should probably go ahead and report on JIRA with the steps to replicate
    – petednz - fuzion
    Jun 22, 2016 at 19:56

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Please check you have set your Fields to be Searchable. I think that if they are not Searchable, then they also do not show on Import. There is no difference, in terms of importing, between a Group of Fields that is set to Inline v one that is set to Tab.

  • Yes, the fields are set to be searchable. When I move the fields to a field group that is a tab I cannot import (the field is not listed as an option when I import) but if I move the field to a group that is inline I can import. I have tested this problem with more than one field and in more than one environment and it seems to be a consistent problem. I would really like to solve it, if you have some ideas. Jun 22, 2016 at 15:42

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