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Example of adding multi-record custom fields to a contact via API

When I attach a multi-record custom field group to a profile for contribution pages, Civi only allows visitors to enter the fields once. I've read through jira a bit and see that the capability isn't ...
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Collecting Facebook, LinkedIn profiles

Collecting Twitter handles from users is straightforward: create a custom field, ask for the handle. But collecting links to Facebook or LinkedIn profiles is more tedious, since most people don't ...
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How can I add/rearrange custom fields in the default contact view template?

We would like to rearrange the output of custom fields on the basic contact view page (in Drupal, /civicrm/contact/view?cid=NNNN&reset=1) in CiviCRM 4.5 on Drupal 7. Specifically, since this is a ...
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What is the correct way to work with custom data in the API?

I always seem to struggle to find a concise way of working with custom data via the API. I know that something like... $updateParams = array('version' => 3, 'contact_id' => $contact_id, '...
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What should be best practice when creating custom fields?

When creating custom fields, and custom field groups, I have fallen into two pit falls. First, the name of a custom field should not exceed a certain length, causing malfunction in the SQL structure. ...
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