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Why is the custom field "Link" type not displaying as a link?

Is there a reason that the "Link" custom field type is displaying as an Input field instead of rendering an A tag with href? I want to the Link type to render a link as a link.
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Custom fields uploaded not available for pdf merge

Environment is Wordpress 6.0 and CiviCRM 5.49.0 The org I work for gives out scholarships on a yearly basis, so the applicant has to provide a couple of pieces of documentation, like transcripts and a ...
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API3 Error Custom Fields

Deleted Custom Field set called Area and added a new custom field set called Regions and I get the below. I cannot access any Contacts now. CiviCRM_API3_Exception: "'group_areas' is not a valid ...
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Edit Custom Field Type

I need to edit a Custom Field Type (which is greyed out) from Numeric to something that allows me to enter 8 numeric digits only. Currently, it adds a comma. I guess I need integer or something. ...
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Creating Conditional Fields in Event Forms

The Profile Conditionals Extension is great for developers, however, we have clients that want to be able to add conditional fields in forms "on the fly", without having to come to us each ...
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Participants phone number

Some events require the participants' phone numbers. Is there a way to add a field specific to an event?
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Allowing users to update teir information using forms

I am trying to allow registered members to add their own information to their profile after logging in using shortcodes, WordPress and the latest civicm. Although the page will allow this it doesn't ...
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Any way to see all options plus search on multi-select?

I recall with multi-select profiles and in admin, you could browse through the options and search - using it recently, I only had the option to search.
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How to access specific field content in WordPress pages?

CiviCRM 5.48.0, WordPress 5.9.3, PHP 7.4.29. I'm trying to create a link based on content in the user's profile (custom field for VIN, link is to do a recall search on that VIN, but the possibilities ...
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Is it possible to "unmerge" two contacts?

Two contacts in my system were accidentally merged. Is it possible to unmerge them and restore all of their respective data to the original states?
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File attachment name passed to Views

Is there a way to get the name of a file that has been added via a custom field? We're adding attachments to an event and wanted to use the name of the file, as opposed to something generic like "...
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How to import participants with custom field data?

I have a spreadsheet of data from an event we recently held that was hosted on an Aventri website. Have been banging my head on importing this into CiviCRM for a week. I finally figured out how to ...
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Using ABS(), * and multiple fields in SQL contacts import query does not work

I am trying to import contacts using the SQL Query method but in place of a SELECT * I would like to work on the imported fields by for example doing a SELECT *, ABS(member_is_active) as is_active, ...
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UUID Auto field for Custom field

I want to create something like a UUID field for a custom multi-value fieldset that I will consume from an external API call. In other words: I have contacts that can have multiple versions of a ...
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Custom Fields - Tab with table

I defined some custom fields with multiple records. The records are not shown in the data-table. Open tab in new Window produces an error : DataTables warning: table id=records-4 - Invalid JSON ...
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Caldera form, civi case and custom fields integration

I've set up a caldera form which collects information and creates a Civicase. I've managed to set up the form which is collecting information as a particular case type called 'Get involved'. I've ...
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Q: Custom field for Events lookup

I need to add a custom field, for contacts, to search all events. As part of the organisation, there are meetings created for department heads to discuss appointments to our programme areas. I am ...
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Use custom field for participant search in event registration?

We have some custom fields for our members. When manually adding a participant to an event, I’d like to be able to search by those custom fields when searching for a contact. How can I do this?
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Default value for custom date field

My CiviCRM 5.56.1 runs on Drupal 7. I try to set the default value for a custom field which is used for an Action. I created the field in Admin -> Customized Data & Screen -> Custom Fields. ...
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Can CiviCRM be used to record student attandance?

A school thinks CiviCRM can be used for keeping their pupil's details including their attendance for each semester. Later that attendance would be used for a report. I am not able to figure out how ...
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How to make it possible to add a group of fields indefinitely?

In my country, when submitting grants, we fill in the calendar plan calendar plan. I implement this through a group of fields, but I need the user to be able to fill in this group once or an infinite ...
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Is there a search index that needs to be updated so CiviCRM Advanced search can find custom field data that was added directly to the database?

Is there a search index that needs to be updated so CiviCRM Advanced search can find custom field data that was added directly to the database? I created a custom field for Individuals (which is set ...
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importing multi select options into Activity custom fields

I'm trying to import a set of Multi Select Options on a Custom Field that's attached to Activities, but I can't find a way to do it. I've tried replacing the csv field with the label strings, the ...
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Is it the case that to change a field type in CiviCRM there are only 3 steps?

does this post in the old forum from Lobo still hold true? change the value in civicrm_custom_field change the column type in the value table truncate civicrm_cache
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Part of our Directory Images are Broken

Website Membership Directory: https://tecumsehchamber.com/component/civicrm/?view=Profiles&layout=search&task=civicrm/profile&force=1&gid=30&reset=1 When you first load page (link ...
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Validation on custom field

Have a custom field on Contact called as 'Employee ID #'. We want to restrict user/staff from submitting the form from adding more than 6 digits. How to add validation on custom field to accept up-to ...
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How to get "Last contribution amount" and "Last contribution date" into report?

I'm needing a way to add 2 columns to contribution summary report, 1 for displaying "last contribution date" and 1 for "last contribution amount" in a CiviReport. Is there an easy ...
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Problem creating a CiviCase via online form

I want a user to be able to order various stickers from our website. They are distributed for free, but in exchange we request photos of where people put them. To track the whole process of ...
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Custom fields not available when doing CSV import

Tried creating several custom field sets but none of the fields are showing up in the match fields window?
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Best methods for filesharing with Civi, not using file upload fields

I'm trying to find a way to share documents in an organisation without using the file upload field as part of custom data on a contact/ case record. Could a link field handle a link to a shared server/...
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Search Builder: Using "in" operator on a custom multi value field giving unexpected results

we encountered a problem when building searches using the "in" operator. While this should work as if making multiple where statements connected with or, we noticed that on one of our custom ...
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Get Drupal View to Display Label from Numeric Custom Select Field

I have a custom field in Civi that is a numeric select field. The select field values are numeric but the associated labels are text. I have created a Drupal view that displays the select field but it ...
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Using CiviCRM to track number of signatures collected for ballot initiative

Anyone have any advice how I might keep track of how many signatures are gathered through our volunteer tabling and events to qualify a ballot measure? We need to collect 5000 wet signatures for a ...
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Not all Activity types are displayed when creating a custom field set

I am trying to create a custom field set that will add additonal fields to a new activity type I have just defined. The activity type can be used for Contacts and Cases. When I try and create the ...
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Custom File field in custom group used by CiviCRM entity group not saving

I attached a new custom group to entity type group and added a field of type file. When editing the group settings and fill in a file, it is posted without errors and notification bubble confirms ...
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Custom field is set to searchable, but not turning up results in the public directory on the frontend. Wildcard set to "yes" Help?

I've created a public directory based on membership status. It displays information like org. name, phone, address, website, & products & services. The issue I'm having is that my custom field ...
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Is there a way to add relationships in a custom profile?

I am creating profiles so that people in the organisation can input contacts easily. I can create a form that has all the individuals information that I need (name etc.) but I am struggling to work ...
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Limit contacts in "Assigned to" field of an activity to a specific group

I need to limit available contacts in the "assigned to" field in a specific activity to only a specific group. For example, I only want contacts in the "staff" group to be ...
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Job Title from list?

Is it possible to select the Job Title from a closed list only ? Choice1 Choice2 Choice3
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Relationship tags not updating for import contacts drop down list

I have recently changed some of the relationship tags. These new tags come up when I am inputting or updating an individual contact. However, when I do a group upload and go to select the new ...
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Custom Data Set - Field Limit

I am using Civi 5.38 on a WordPress site. There have been multiple custom data sets created and used for Activities which have all worked fine apart from the most recent set which needs 70+ fields ...
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Custom field alignment

I've created some custom field sets for my contacts which work as expected but when viewing the contact record the display for radio buttons and checkboxes is slightly out in that the box is in some ...
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Rename multiple choice option sets

I'm fairly new to using Civi (building with it on a WordPress site) I'm creating a load of custom fields for several new activities that we need to replicate forms we use. I've created a multiple ...
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Why can't I edit view or edit custom data fields that include multiple choice options?

I'm having problems editing custom fields with multiple choice options. I have created custom fields which display in preview mode. But the custom fields don't appear when I try to Edit Multiple ...
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Nesting custom data sets into a custom data tab

I'm trying to create a custom data tab that contains multiple children sets of custom data, including one set that is multiple records. I made a wireframe to illustrate what I am looking for below: ...
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Why is a custom field not appearing in forms after changing its type from CheckBox to Select?

A custom field was originally created as HTML type CheckBox (with Options Per Line set). This was later changed to type Select, using the Change Input Field Type facility in the Edit Field form. After ...
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custom fields in hook_civicrm_pre' $params have an extra "_-1" suffix

On my latest Civi 5.37.2 the params array passed to hook_civicrm_pre looks like: Array ( [hidden_custom] => 1 [hidden_custom_group_count] => Array ( [] => 1 ...
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Webform integration - how to I get a webform to create multiple records in a custom field set?

Using Drupal 7.81 and Webform 4.x with CiviCRM Webform integration. I have an application form that uses a custom field and this field is set to allow multiple records. The form is set to expose 6 ...
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SQL too many joins limitations- what will break and how

From experience I know that once a database reaches a certain size the sql limitation of 61 joins can cause problems I've seen it raised in stack exchang here:Too many tables - MySQL limitation - ...
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Custom field checkbox option seems non-searchable because of + character in value. How to access my data?

I created a custom field months ago with checkbox options for age categories, including an option with the value '65 and +'. I can search for the other values of the same field without any problem (ex....
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