I would like to create a custom contact reference field (for CiviGrants) that also has the ability to add a new contact on the fly. It should be like the default Contact field used in (for example) Contributions or Grants. Any help would be appreciated... Thanks.

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This feature request would, IMO, be a good match for the paid issue queue. Giving custom contact reference fields the option to have "create new" functionality would be a nice addition to CiviCRM.

  • Thanks Coleman. Do you have an idea how much work this would be? I need to go back to my client with options. Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 15:18
  • Probably in the ballpark of 10 hours. If you want to pursue further you can fill out the paid issue queue quote request form.
    – Coleman
    Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 15:28

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