I'm trying to import custom fields from one civiCRM installation (on Drupal 7x) to another (WordPress, civi 5.52) using the "Import Multi-value Custom Data" tool. All my column names in the downloaded cvs file line up with custom fields in the new installation. Multi-Value Custom Data appears as a drop down list but the list is empty (there is nothing to select). When I try to import the data an error claims "Multi-Value Custom Data is a required field". What am I doing wrong? screenshot

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You will need to select Multi-value custom data field to import. If the field is not populated then check the custom group if it is multi-value.

  • Thanks! Got it. The custom field template has a Multi-Select check box
    – Tom
    Aug 25, 2022 at 20:40
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