Is it possible to create tags from fields, where someone selecting a certain option tags them with that option. I.E. selecting the volunteer option tags the new contact as volunteer?

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This is possible with CiviRules. However, I'd argue that in most cases you'd rather use a Smart Group.

If you're committed to using CiviRules though:

  • You'll need two rules. One with a trigger of "Any contact is added" and one with "Any contact is changed". If this only applies to individuals, you can substitute the appropriate triggers.
  • The condition will be "Field Value Comparison".
  • The action will be "Add tag to contact".

Note that you may want another rule to remove the tag if the field is changed and the condition no longer applies.

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