Questions tagged [contacts]

The central entity of the CiviCRM universe. Every other entity is connected in some way to a contact. Can be subdivided in individuals, organizations and households. New contact types can be configured.

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Will all contacts be delieted with an uninstall?

I have 1.3 million contacts in CiviCRM 4.6.34, but the contacts are outdated. I want to remove all the contacts completely, but cannot find an easy way to bulk delete all the contacts. I also want to ...
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I can see Age in a Contact Summary. How can I add Age to a Profile?

I can see Age for a contact in the Contact Summary screen, which is not a built-in field, but is apparently calculated from the Birth Date field. I can add the Birth Date field to a Profile. How can I ...
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Update capitalization of contact names

I was hoping to find an extension that would correct the capitalization of first last names - for example, if someone entered a name in all lowercase or all uppercase, it would change the first letter ...
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CiviCRM Membership data to external Database

I'm new to Joomla, CiviCRM and PHP, but looking to help with a small project. I'm looking to grab the members data from CiviCRM and transfer (or update if users already exist) into a different ...
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Does anyone have recent experience with CiviCRM for RSForm?

This Joomla plugin is supposed to provide the ability to update a civiCRM contact record based on a matching email address submitted in an RSForm submission. Does anyone have recent experience with ...
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UK Counties list not complete - can this be amended by user or does it need to be amended in the core program?

The drop down list of UK Counties does not seem to include Middlesex. Can the drop down list be amended?
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Fields not showing when Editing Contact

Contacts have multiple emails and phone number that appear on the Summary tab on the View page and can be edited there. However when I select the edit button on a contact, I get only one email ...
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Email On Hold? options

It looks like there are two options for indicating that an email address in on hold. Is there a way to add another option? If so, how would I go about doing that?
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Error uploading CiviCRM contacts. Can I revert?

Does anyone know how I can revert a contact import (via the upload contacts script included in the site). The process included merges with existing contacts.
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how do I turn off access control and allow all users to see all contacts?

When we started setting up civicrm many months ago we applied access controls so that users wouldn't see any contacts until we add them to their particular group. Over time we've come to the ...
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can't edit Contact Details for records with a custom subtype (Error: One or more contact subtypes have been de-selected from the list …")

I first posted this issue under another question (after upgrade, can't edit Contact Details fields (Custom Addressee and de-selected subtypes errors)) thinking two separate issues were related. ...
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Import Contacts to CiviCRM using SQL query

How to import contacts to CiviCRM using SQL query? It should include the Group name too. I have a huge database need to import in CiviCRM, currently getting timeout error if I upload more than 1000 ...
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two identically configured users see different list of contacts

I'm using smart groups with access controls so that when I add contacts to a particular group they get access to some contacts. I have two identically configured wordpress users with two identically ...
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Create contact report with last added contacts

I'm trying to achieve something that sounds trivial. In order to take a look and quantify how many new newsletter subscriber we have, I want to create a contact report listing all contacts belonging ...
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Child groups with all parents disabled shows in group list

I'am currently using Civicrm version 5.3.1 with drupal 7.59. Steps to replicate: Create one group, parent A. Create a one group, child A and assign parent A group created above as parent. Disable ...
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Contact Image in Message Template

I want to insert a contact image into a message template. This will be used to print PDF "info sheets" about contacts to include their photo. Simply inserting the token {contact.image_URL} of course ...
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Contact mail action fails

Drupal 7, CiviCRM 4.6.25/4.7.15 When I try to send an email to an individual contact using the 'send mail' action, the triangle spins and nothing happens. Affects our production and test site. mail(...
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I get an error “One of parameters (value: sort_name) is not of the type MysqlColumnNameOrAlias” when trying to access most of my data

Okay, I'm new at this - honestly, probably not skilled enough to be doing this, but my organization has no money, so, well, I'm it. I installed on WordPress last year, and everything generally went ...
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How to get contacts in children of a parent group using the API

I have a child groups C and B, each with 20 different contacts in them. Both child groups are in parent group A. I need to find all contacts in all children of A since C and B might be removed later ...
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My custom fields are not visible on Contact's Activity Log

I try to show (first for the admin user) all changes for a contact. That works on Contact's Activity Log page. I can see the date and time of modifying my custom fields, but the old and the new values ...
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Modifying Default Contact Forms (Individual, Household & Organization)

How can I modify the default contact forms and remove the unnecessary fields and add new fields instead.
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Apply Access Ajax API permission to allow Add new organization option to public autocomplete for current employer, still not works

Civicrm-4.7. Apply Access Ajax API permission to allow Add new organization option to public autocomplete(1.4 v) for current employer field, but still not works!.
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WordPress: Creating new WP Users from Civi Contacts

I've seen some example posts here for other CMS', but I haven't seen it explained for a WordPress environment. My situation is I have an Individual DB of 2,500 Contacts in Civi, and I want to turn ...
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Unable to register for events with hyphenated email address

Someone tried to register for an event with a hyphenated last name. Her email address is first.last-hyphenated@domain.com. CiviCRM says "Please enter a valid email address" and will not allow her to ...
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How can I assign one contact to one of the team workers?

Right now everybody have access to the info of all the contacts. And we need that only specific people of our team get access to the info of a specific group of people. How do we do that?
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Custom fields in webform membership renewal

I'm starting out to create a CiviCRM system under Drupal for managing the memberships of a Photobiology Society. I have already imported contacts, organizations, memberships and contributions from the ...
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can a search for the individuals in a group display notes instead of address, etc

I would like to be able to read the notes for a group of individuals when I am looking at the resulting list of contacts from a search.
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Design flaw in current employer and job title

Apparently there is a design flaw in the current employer and job title fields in Civi. "If you enter or amend these fields through the edit of a contact, a corresponding employment relationship ...
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City and Municipality

I am testing with CIVICRM in Spain and I don`t know the location of the information of Cities and Municipaly for test importing Contacts. Can you help me. I test with Wordpress. Thanks Andreu
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How do I clear all the personal / sensitive data from CiviCRM DB via SQL?

We have cloned a live DB and run the following SQL to anonymise the contact data:- delete from civicrm_email; delete from civicrm_address; update civicrm_contact set birth_date = NULL; update ...
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Page timeout on contact import

Drupal 7 CiviCRM 4.6.28 Hosted on: Pantheon I have a client that needs to import 15,000-20,000 contacts on CiviCRM. The problem we are running into is that importing any amount over 500 is causing a ...
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Error when end-users access Contact Dashboard

I want users to have access to the Contact Dashboard on our CiviCRM site. But I'm currently getting the following error when trying to access. The following permissions I have set. Authenticated ...
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Can we be notified when civi recieves an SMS?

I would like to know if there is a way users can be notified when a client replies to a text that has come from Civi. Our system is currently receiving SMS that have been sent to civi, but the only ...
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Priming Summary Fields

I hope you can help. I am new to CiviCRM and writing a custom Summary Field. I have written the new field and the trigger, but I am confused about how this will count all of the values for before ...
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hash_equals(): Expected user_string to be a string, null given in Contact/BAO/Contact/Utils.php on line 232

Has anyone else seen this error under Joomla and CiviCRM 5.10.4 when viewing a contact via the front end? Warning: hash_equals(): Expected user_string to be a string, null given in /.../administrator/...
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Mapping of CiviCRM's Contact card fields to Drupal user entity's

Essentially, we are having an integration problem where one component we are using is expecting to find or use default user entity fields, but these fields are not mapped into CiviCRM's user Contact ...
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Unserialize error when viewing a contact

I think this has something to do with a bad database table although I'm not sure how I would go about finding out where or how it happened so any advice would be greatly appreciated! I have seen ...
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How to clone a contact?

Just hit a few cases where it would be great to have a contact with exact same status eg event, member, relationship, contribution, and of course custom fields on contact and those other entities etc ...
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I need some help resolving db error:unknown error CSV Import helper when selecting a CSV from my desktop

I prepared a CSV for upload. I'll have to make multiple passes on the upload because I have single entry items and multiple entry data in the spreadsheet. I have created all of my custom fields. I ...
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Repeated data entry

I work on a volunteer resource office and we use a CIVICRM to manage our organizations and their volunteer opportunities. The organizations post "activities" in the database, however, those have ...
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Deadlocks on a high load of contact inserts

We use CiviCRM 5.21.2 with Drupal 7.69 and Webform together with webform_civicrm to provide petitions. The petitions ask for address and email. So every petition signature creates a contact with email ...
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Bulk email sent to group of contacts after new contact added to CiviCRM

We have a couple of sites that offer volunteering directories. External organisations post opportunities and members of the public can view and apply for those opportunities (a massive tangle of ...
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Duplicate users being created by… something!

I have been trying to unpick a mystery now for a week without success! I wonder if anyone can help. We have two contacts (out of a database of c 7,500) where we're seeing some odd behaviour. As an ...
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Issue exporting and importing Contacts / Membership data

first time posting and really hope someone can help me! We are trying to EXPORT our data from an old installation of CiviCRM on a drupal server IMPORTED into a new installation of CiviCRM on ...
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How to export members addresses into spreadsheet for a mailout?

How do I extract members' addresses in our system onto a spreadsheet for a mailout? Thank you so much!
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Rebuild Drupal Civi from scratch in WordPress

My situation is I have an Individual database of 11,344 Contacts in Drupal Civi, and I want to turn them all into WP Users. I know I can convert Users into Contacts, but I want to do it the other way ...
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Export all data for Contact

i'm new on civicrm and try to export specific contacts. I found the search menu to select the data and i made an export with " Export PRIMARY contact fields" but some fields are not in the export. How ...
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Import donations from an external source using Form processor

We have a customised platform where we have been receiving donations before moving to CiviCRM. This platform will continue to be in use. We would like to import all the donations and the contract ...
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What's the difference between Job Title and employer relationship description?

The "Current Employer" field seems to be a helper for entering a "Employee of" relationship. Fair enough (although presumably designed back in the good ol' days when the majority of people only had ...
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How to create a Drupal menu link to a civicrm contact profile

I would like to create a drupal menu link for a logged in user. I have added civicrm/contact/view, which seems to only work when the contact profile was viewed once. Otherwise keep getting message We ...

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