The native date created field for contacts shows up erratically in my views, some items it works, and some it doesn't.

The modified date field always displays however.

Additionally, there used to be a change log field on the bottom on contact creation, but now it's gone...!

Seems that some items that were created a while back show up, but some I did today don't, and I have no idea why some from a while back show and others don't!

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You didn't specify what entity you'd like to add this custom field to - but you refer to "every new contact", so I assume you want it for contacts.

"Date created" and "date modified" already exist as core fields on many entities, including Contact entities. See screenshots below. "Modified Date" on contact is on the Change Log tab.

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  • Thanks, but I'm not looking for a manual input field, just something on automatic like on Wordpress, when you add a contact, it appends the date you added it, automatically, on top, not at the bottom? Aug 29, 2018 at 2:47
  • The first screenshot shows the automatically added creation date. The second screenshot is just the search interface. As for putting this at the top, consider using the Contact Summary Editor extension? Aug 29, 2018 at 13:01
  • Where can I find this "Contact Summary Editor extension" I found this one: github.com/civicrm/org.civicrm.contactlayout. But it doesn't work. I can't find this path: "Once installed, navigate to Administer -> Customize Data and Screens -> Contact Summary Layouts to open the editor." what is the URL about the extension you are mentioning? Sep 3, 2018 at 1:58
  • @BrunoVincent that's the correct extension! I'm sorry it's not working for you. Have you installed the dependencies? Sep 3, 2018 at 15:14
  • Yep, installed everything, I'll keep digging! Sep 5, 2018 at 5:53

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