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If I add this to the inbound link: https://mysite.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1&source=facebookcampaign123

Will my source addendum be added to the contribution record?

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  • did you test this? what was the outcome?
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 22 '15 at 21:16
  • it did not work. as Cheis Burgess notes below, this can be done with JavaScript- but only if it fills a different custom field. Oct 23 '15 at 22:27
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    You can add 'campaign' as a profile used for Contributions. So i don't think you need a custom field per se. Just the js solution chris suggests.
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 23 '15 at 22:36
  • yeah- sadly I'm already using "campaign" for a higher level of organization. for example, a fundraising campaign (let's call it End of Year Giving) might share the same mailing list of targets but have at least three four inbound sources: direct mail response, one of several emails in a series, a Facebook campaign and a radio promotion. tracking everything is probably impossible, but it's important for me to know if a gift resulted from email #1, 2 or 3... or from some other online source. Oct 24 '15 at 0:09
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One of our clients has done something similar to this answer:

but using a campaign selector or a custom field on the contribution page. Not sure from memory whether they did it with JS or Smarty, but the end result was an invisible field which tracked this.

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