As the title. If I create custom field set against a contact subtype, then import fields from a csv (saving the mapping for later use), none of the mapped fields are saved for the custom fieldset.

i.e.: on dmaster i can:

  • create a new custom field set contact subtype custom fields:

    • for use on individual > Volunteer
  • add field: contact subtype field

  • find (or create) a volunteer, and enter something into the new custom field

  • export the contact (select fields Contact_id & contact subtype field (& down load the file)

  • import the file, mapping the fields correctly

    • downloaded file
    • update contacts
    • contact type = individual > subtype: Volunteer
    • continue
  • set mapping to correctly map to the custom field contact subtype field
    • save mapping as... 'map 1'
    • continue
  • continue with import
  • done
  • change the contact subtype field label in the csv to foobar

  • import the csv - loading the saved mapping 'map 1'

mapping does not load + notice is thrown up onscreen:

Notice: Undefined index: in CRM_Import_ImportProcessor->loadSavedMapping() (line 451 of /srv/buildkit/build/dmaster/web/sites/all/modules/civicrm/CRM/Import/ImportProcessor.php).

anyone else suffer with this problem or have any ideas?

there's an issue logged here that has a fix, and is most likely related, but I'm not sure if this is a separate issue.

Thanks in advance :)


1 Answer 1


I have submitted a PR for this issue. Can you please try applying patch from here?



  • That's wicked - thanks Pradeep. This all seems to work now - I can save mappings and they populate automatically - will post back here if I see any issues. :D
    – Marsh
    Apr 2, 2020 at 14:04
  • Thanks Pradeep! Apr 3, 2020 at 17:57
  • Can you mark this answered if it fixed your problem? Apr 9, 2020 at 7:45

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