Questions tagged [activities]

CiviCRM's means of keeping track of all sorts of interactions with contacts: e-mails, meetings, donations, event attendance, etc.

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Has anyone figured out how to use activity end time on a webform instead of duration?

I've installed civi for many organizations and every single one of the groups would prefer to select an end time for activities instead of duration. Ideally I'd like for them to enter the activity's ...
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Is there a CiviCRM extension or functionality similar to what Doodle or when2meet provide?

I've used Doodle.com and when2meet.com for scheduling meetings, and wondering if there is an extension that works similarly, or built-in functionality, for CiviCRM. Both sites allow a user to create ...
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Add/update activity date time using webform

Is it possible to use webform to update the activity date and time using webform?
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Not seeing engagement index option when adding activities

I'm not seeing an option to set engagement index when trying to add activities? Do I need to enable it somewhere first?
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Membership Pay later and Activity Renewal

I don't understand why, for a first membership, when a member chooses the "Pay later" option s.he gets a new activity "Renewal" recorded once the payment is manually added by the admin but not if s.he ...
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API CSV Import -> for ActivityContact -> invalid value for record_type_id

Using API CSV import to try add entries to the civicrm_activity_contact table -> running out of ideas as to what I need to use for record_type_id (see screenshot) - any other ideas are welcome! Trying ...
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extension ACL for activity types error “[] operator not supported for strings”

WP 5.3 civi 5.19.3 php 7 select contact record - error as follows: "Fatal error: Uncaught Error: [] operator not supported for strings in /home/leepngo/public_html/wp-content/uploads/civicrm/ext/biz....
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When adding an activity, a new contact can be created, but it only asks for name and email. How to configure (add fields)?

When a CiviCRM user adds an activity, there is an option of adding a new contact through a pop-up (instead of selecting a contact). I can't find any documentation on whether/how this form can be ...
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Misleading behavior when importing activities

This is on CiviCRM 5.24.1, just installed. The behavior of the Import Activities page is odd. On the Preview page, Step 3 of 4, the buttons Previous, Import Now, or Cancel are displayed. However, no ...
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Activities not displaying and weird json message

civi 5.9.13 WP 5.2.2 civi In a contract screen activities tab no activities are listed error popup says "DataTables warning: table id=DataTables_Table_0 - Invalid JSON response. For more information ...
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Not receiving email from Scheduled Reminder for Activity

I am attempting to set up a Scheduled Reminder for Scheduled Activities (CiviCRM 5.20.2/Drupal 7). I have a Scheduled Reminder set up as follows: This is setup to send to the Activity Assignees, 0 ...
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Is there a way to separate audit activities from “real” actvitites in a case?

In the "Activities" section of case management, real to-do items are mixed with the audit activities that are recorded for documentation purposes. This is irritating to some users. Has anybody found ...
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Case Activity does't respect 'Do not notify assignees for'?

When submitting activity from case, assignee contact still gets email even though the activity type is included in 'Do not notify assignees for' setting under Display Preference. However it obeys the ...
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Where is CiviPetition currently documented please?

My online searches for CiviPetition guidance have so far found only nine year old articles which lead to dead ends? Is petition functionality still supported in the latest version of CiviCRM? Can ...
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How to email admin to notify of a scheduled activity

Apologies if I have missed a completely obvious bit of documentation. I want to automatically send an email to our admin users if they schedule a phone call for a later date. Eg, if an admin user ...
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Permission to see Campaigns in Activity search criteria

When I (admin) go to Search > Find Activities, the criteria includes a selector for Campaigns. Authenticated users, however, do not get that option. See the snippet below from such a user, in my ...
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Finding people with multiple activities

We have a client who will be recording people who attend theatre productions. These attendances will be recorded as CRM activities (imported in bulk). The client would then like to search for people ...
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CurrentUser function in Reports?

I'm wondering if it is possible for the "Assignee Name" field in a report to have a Current User function. My goal is to create 1 report for the CiviCRM Dashboard where users can see all the ...
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Send an email to activity targets when activity is created via the API

This feels like a simple one but I am not sure if there is a way to do this. Does anyone know if you can automate an email to a activity assignee when the activity is created and include activity ...
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Can you change Added By information via a profile?

5.21.1 D7 Is it possible to change who added an activity/contribution - someone was logged in as someone else and well - its been an internal problem to say the least. I am being asked to change the ...
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Deleting the Upload Folder at Specific Times

When we create an activity, we sometimes add files to these activities. The added files are mostly jpg, png or pdf files. However, these files have a single use. In other words, I do not need to keep ...
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Recording activities - case or contact summary page?

Is it better practice to record activities in the case rather than on the contact summary? If so, why?
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Get a view of upcoming activites for cases

I am using the lastest version of CiviCRM in the latest version of Joomla I am trying to use CiviCase to manage workflows but I find the interface counter intuitive I want to see a list of my ...
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Automated emails generated from activities from address

Is there a setting by which all emails from civi will have the same 'from' address? Specifically I am thinking of activity emails, where an activity is added by someone, and currently all emails sent ...
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Preventing Concurrent Activity Creation

I want to use CiviCRM in a new project right now. In this project, it is necessary to assume an activity. So before creating an event for xxx individual registration, this xxx individual transaction ...
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Invoicing for daily attendance

We have members / service users that attend either a daily or weekly service. What is the best way to invoice individuals for services attendance?
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List all recent activities

I'm a newbie with CiviCRM.. sorry if my questions sound stupid. As I understand, activities are central to this CRM. Yet, I can't find a quick way (e.g in the menu) to display all recent activities. I ...
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How to control which activity types show up in dropdown when creating new activity

I cannot figure out why some activity types display in the dropdown when adding a new activity, and others do not. For example, on the demo site, I can see that there are many (16 in the screnshot) ...
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Add 'Activity Filter' Option

I want to add a Activity Filter Option that filters the activity down to the "Assigned To". in the ActivityFilter.php i have added this line of code: $assigneeDefault = CRM_Core_Session::...
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Prefill webform with civicrm activity data

I want to prefill a webform with data from a specific CiviCRM activity in order to edit the activity using the webform. I want to do this by having an "Edit" link in a Drupal View of CiviCRM ...
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Disabled activity still auto-populates

I've disabled certain activities that we do not want to keep track of (Record merged, for instance). Yet, when I merge a record, the activity is still automatically created. How can I prevent this ...
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Cannot set activity status to scheduled

I have a site where from the Contact Summary Screen, I select Action > Phone Call (or indeed any activity) The default status is Scheduled. WHen I save the activity I get this "You cannot record ...
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Drupal View adding trailing zeros to Activity ID

I have a Drupal View displayed as a block, which includes a link to a webform using the Activity ID and the Contact ID for logged in users. It's been working fine but now I find that it's adding ...
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“Network Error Unable to reach the server” recording Contact activities

We have a CiviCRM 5.15.0 installation under WordPress 4.9.10 and 2 MySQL db: one for Wordpress data and one for CiviCRM data. We manage more than 6500 contacts. Going inside a contact we have this ...
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Problem accessing activity entity in Drupal rules

I'm using Activity is Created as a trigger in a Drupal Rule. I want to get the activity date-time field from the activity and use it to schedule a Drupal rule component. But I cannot access the ...
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Using profile for people to submit activities

How can I create a data entry profile that creates an activity? Example: We train peer leaders, who then meet with mentees. We'd like them to submit their meeting information (e.g. duration, # of ...
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How can I convert/export my mailing (a newsletter) into a PDF

Please can you advise on the above. Can't seem to work it out!
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Activities don't show on the profile page

This child has three activities linked to his profile, however they don't show up. The do show up if we navigate to cases, but we would like to see them from this profile view. Is there any way I can ...
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Is there a limit to how many activity types we should create?

We use Schedule Reminders to set up email series for a very wide range of interest groups. With conditional funnels using smart groups, like Mailchimp conditional campaigns. The easiest way to ...
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Send scheduled reminder to group

I am trying to send an Activity-triggered scheduled reminder to a group. These contacts will not be otherwise associated with the Activity. Recipients > Send to group doesn't seems to be working and ...
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Track activities and changes that were made in civicrm by staff

What is the best way to track what changes that a staff member has made in civicrm? I am trying to track activities and changes that were made in civicrm by staff.
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does anyone have a recipe for a Drupal 8 Views Calendar to show civi events or civi activities

Title pretty much says it. want a View Calendar for Civi Event and also for Civi Activity using drupal 8 Was following the second recipe at https://evolvingweb.ca/blog/creating-events-calendar-drupal-...
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Email processor silently truncating anything after an emoji in inbound emails

A related question is Has anyone used Emojis in CiviMail subject/body? and the answer is to change the database to use utf8mb4 which is going to be standard in CiviCRM in upcoming versions, but using ...
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CiviCRM 5.13.1 is not showing “Added By” coumn value

I upgraded site Drupal 7.66 + CiviCRM with latest version 5.13.1 and found out that if you go to any user profile and click on Activities tab then you can see there is "n/a" in "Added by" Column. But ...
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Auto-filing e-mails on Cases: Mail content not shown under details and attachment with extension .unknown created

I am trying to set up a workflow with CiviCase to automatically file clients' responses on their respective cases. According to the documentation, mails arriving in the e-mail-to-activity-Mailbox, ...
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Are case activity revisions no longer working?

Not sure when this changed. I'm using the master branch. There's a couple related things: The default for "logging" on the Misc admin screen is off, but so is the default for "Enable Embedded ...
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When a Case is set to Closed we would like all un-Completed Activities on the Case to have their Status changed (eg to Cancelled

anyone have a working model of this. we thought about drupal/civi rules but may just add in an extension. seems to us that it could be quite a generic solution, after all, when a Case is Closed you ...
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Manage Case ─ display activities in chronological order

Joomla 3.9.2 CiviCRM 5.12.0 On the Manage Case page, the activities are now displayed in a clever order (overdue first, then the rest in newest-to-oldest order). I can imagine that this makes sense ...
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Activity Separation field- set an option as default

When you record an activity with multiple target contacts, the Activity Separation option appears. When it first shows it is not immediately obvious that this is a required field. One of our clients ...
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Updating a Case Activity using API

With case activities, the Activity Create API seems to create a new revision of the activity. Is there a way of using the API to update a case activity without adding a new revision? My code ...

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