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I have two website fields for my contacts, a work website and a personal website. I am creating user profile pages (NOT CiviCRM profiles) for each of our members and want to display both website links, but, when I try to add a website field to the view, there is just one option to choose from and it is labelled generically, rather than as either personal or work.

How do I access both website fields?

When I add fields to the view for email or physical address, in the 'Configure field' dialogue in Views, there is a select box to choose which 'location type' you want for your email.

However, I don't get that option with websites.

Thanks, Lewis

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  • in your CiviCRM tab -> you can set the Number of Email fields to 2 - and then set one to Email Location: home and one to Email Location: work (and decide which one is primary). Save Settings.
  • next: in your Webform Tab -> go ahead and hit Edit on the Elements you've just created -> change the Label to anything you want -> so that the user knows which Email address to plug in - in which field.
  • in Views -> to create a Member listing. First of all make sure you have CMS database integration enabled -> check: civicrm/admin/setting/uf?reset=1 - and follow the Views integration settings instructions
  • then into Views -> make a View to display e.g. Contacts -> then add Fields for Email -> once you have added the field you can hit Edit and specify which one you'd like -> make that Primary or Work or Home. Add another Field for Email -> select another Location Type. That way you'll have multiple Email columns of different Location Type.

PS - just realized you said website -> but the recipe should be identical;

EDIT: - ah it's not - I just checked and it looks like Views integration is not quite working for that specific field yet (or it's a bug). Your workaround would be to store these fields yourself - in custom fields. Then you have complete control over them in both webform_civicrm as well as in views listings. I'll file an issue on JIRA

EDIT: reported: https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-19258

  • Thanks, Karin. This is precisely what I have been doing, but when I get to the 'Configure field' dialogue for the website field, there is no select box allowing me to choose which website type I want. – Lewis Aug 24 '16 at 14:19
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    ah - I just checked and it looks like Views integration is not quite working for that specific field yet. Your workaround would be to store these fields yourself - in custom fields. Then you have complete control over them in both webform_civicrm as well as in views listings. – KarinG - Semper IT Aug 24 '16 at 16:00
  • Brilliant. That's what I needed to know. Easily solved now. Any reason you know of for why that field isn't working? Should you add your comment to your answer above and then let me mark it as the answer? Should I now answer my own question with your comment? Do we leave this answer in the comments and I mark your answer as having solved my problem? Not sure what the proper procedure is here. – Lewis Aug 24 '16 at 16:11
  • I'll add that - and I'll file a Views Integration issue on JIRA – KarinG - Semper IT Aug 24 '16 at 16:53
  • Ok - done (see above) - that's probably the answer - for now. – KarinG - Semper IT Aug 24 '16 at 17:08
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I proposed some changes in the code to be able to choose the location and the type of the website here : https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-19274

  • Thanks. That's going to be excellent. I've used custom fields for now and all is working well. – Lewis Sep 6 '16 at 11:41
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Lewis, I would check out using webform-civicrm to do this, and a bunch of other handy stuff as well. In the CiviCRM tab, add the member as Contact 1 and of type Existing Contact. Then, in the fields to display for Contact 1, select Websites and choose to display two - work and personal.

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Then edit the display label in the Webform tab for each displayed Website field and change to Website - Work and Website - Personal. You can have as many website, e-mail, address etc fields displayed (and updatable) as you like.

  • Thanks, Joe. I am certainly using webform-civicrm to collect the data on my drupal site. What I want to do now is display it in member profiles. For that, I'm using views in panels. The issue is I can't 'find' the different webpage fields when I go to add fields to the view. There is a generic webpage field to add, but not the list of ones I've created. – Lewis Aug 24 '16 at 6:58
  • Thanks Lewis. I'm suggesting you use webform-civicrm to create a 'profile' of sorts. – Joe McLaughlin Aug 24 '16 at 7:57
  • Right. How will that then help me display those fields later? Thanks. – Lewis Aug 24 '16 at 8:46
  • Lewis, are each of the members a user in CiviCRM? Or are you planning to have a public, searchable list of your members? If not, and members are logging in to view their own info, then point them to the webform, the member logs in and can see their own info displayed, and can also update the info, if you choose to allow that. – Joe McLaughlin Aug 24 '16 at 13:39
  • You can choose to display as many of the website fields as you like, by type. Increase the number to display in the CiviCRM tab of the webform. – Joe McLaughlin Aug 24 '16 at 14:02

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