If I use the API to give someone a new contact subtype it doesn't create a row in any relevant custom data tables and populate the default values. Does anyone have a good way to handle this? I have smart groups that hang off the default custom data, but new contacts aren't going into them.

I'm trying to dig through for a handy createRelevantCustomDataFromSubtype function but can't see anything yet.



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I think this is how it typically works, but in your same api call just populate one of the fields in each relevant custom data group with a blank '' and that should fill in the rest.

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