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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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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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Custom Field data missing in export

For an event we wanted to aks for more information so i set up a set of custom fields. I added this to a profile and added some more fields I added the profile to an event registration. If a user ...
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Add a custom field as a column in relationship tab

I added a column in relationship tab, to do that I edited the civicrm/CRM/Contact/BAO/Relationship.php I already added columns with fields existing in the base of civicrm but now I'm trying to add a ...
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Is it really not possible to have two multi-record custom fieldsets in one profile?

I'm trying to set up a form for contacts to update their own data via our Joomla frontend. However, I ran into an unexpected problem when I tried to add a second multi-record custom fieldset to a ...
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Illegal text in MySQL queries

I have a CiviCRM install on Windows shared server operated by a client. The installation was originally set up on a dedicated Ubuntu Linux virtual server, but was transferred to the Windows server at ...
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Searchable Profile fields do not work

I have an issue on creating profiles. When I create a profile with several fields such as "First Name" "Past Name" "E-Mail" and some Custom Fields and I set these fields ...
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Search custom field by name

if I want to get a value of a custom field, now I have to use custom_xx, like this: $result = civicrm_api3('Contact', 'getvalue', [ 'return' => "custom_11", 'id' => 123, ]); As ...
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is there a possibility to add custom fields to "notes"

We want to structure the content in our "notes" by adding custom fields. We want to do this in notes because it is the only place where you can shield datafields form other users.
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How to send Participant-Specific information via CiviMail

We are running a hybrid event where some participants are virtual via Zoom and some participants attend in person. We need to send out reminders and the zoom link to virtual attendees, and also want ...
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Custom field saves, for all entries, instead of wanted data a number that is not in original data

I'm having an odd problem with a custom field within a custom data set. The field is made for personal identification number, data type is integer and it's a single line input field. Every time I ...
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Voting Election

I am reviewing the Civic CRM Election component for Joomla. I have created some basic election information and nominees. I need to add Amendments for this election. I don't where I would add this. ...
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Editing custom group settings

I'm trying to edit the settings for an existing custom fields group. When I make the changes and save it, I get this: Please correct the following errors in the form fields below: Custom group '...
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Option Group vs Custom field

New install (civicrm 5.35.1) and I can't find this answer. We have 22,000 alumni that I've imported. One of the fields is cast year there are about 120 of these so I want to make an option group (it ...
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Export of custom multiple choice options to CSV files limited to 32 characters

A user is trying to export data from an advanced query on custom fields to a CSV file using the "Export contacts" action. This fails with a backtrace which is attached below. The error ...
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How can I delete a custom field (other than GUI)?

I had a custom field group with a disabled field. When I tried to delete the field (ID=59), the Warning window froze with CRM logo rotating. When I tried to enable the field, it gave Error about DB ...
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File type custom field to only allow images

I have created a file type custom field and discovered that you can upload any type of file on the field so I want to restrict the custom field to only upload image files. Is it possible?
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Joomla 2 CiviCRM User Sync: synching Community Builder multi-value custom fields?

looking for some suggestions on best practice implementation for synching external data to CiviCRM custom data. I'm using the Joomla 2 CiviCRM User Sync plugin to sync my Joomla 3.9.24 user ...
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Add custom field with multiple values to Contact Form 7 and Form Processor

I can't seem to make a custom field that allows multiple values work if more than one value is selected in Contact Form 7 via Form Processor. If one value is selected, everything works fine. If more ...
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Does Civi rename picture files?

I have a situation where authorized users can upload a scan of their passports. While this doesn't happen often, there are times where various users will upload "Passport.jpg" as necessary. ...
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Custom field set - how to move Delete button (or prevent deletes)?

Users are 'accidentally' deleting custom field sets because (so they claim) the 'Edit' button and the 'Delete' button are too close together after clicking the custom field set tab. So is it possible ...
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Change count in Custom Tab with table according to filtered data

I have filtered the data being shown in a custom group tab on contact page but I'm struggling on how to change the count being shown next to the tab name. Could anyone help me how? thanks
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CiviContribute/CiviCRM overrides content entered into a custom field each time a donation is made

Hopefully I can explain this so it makes sense. :) We have customers that have donation pages (and events) that they use custom fields with, but when someone completes the custom field once, it does ...
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Why does my 'Delete Case' action in the case search report not work?

When I use the 'Find Cases' report (from the Case menu), and I select [Delete Cases] it does nothing. And it looks de different. Like this: CiviCRM version 5.34.alpha1 on Drupal: And besides that, ...
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Unable to Create New Contact Field

I'm currently setting up the CIVICRM platform, now at the stage of importing data I am unable to create new contact fields, I followed the instructions available to create custom fields however none ...
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Automatically filling custom fields with data

Is there a way to automatically populate a custom field with data from other parts of Civi? My use case is simple. We have an arts organization that uses relationships to link "partners" ...
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custom fields become unavailable after a period of time

I have created some custom fields to collect size data as part of an event registration form. When I first create the fields I am able to include them in a profile and use them on the form. At some ...
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Survey Questions vs Contact Info

CiviSurvey has two types of information we could collect - 'Contact Info' and 'Questions'. Is there any difference between these two from an implementation perspective? Would it make any difference if ...
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Alter custom field view

I have created a set of custom fields and I want to hide some data which have specific value, I have tried using $smarty = CRM_Core_Smarty::singleton(); $smarty->assign('records', []); to try and ...
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How can I enable multiple entries for an existing Custom Data Set

I have an existing Custom Data Set that I want to enable multiple entries for, but when I open the settings and try to enable it, I'm unable to- when I click on the option, nothing happens.
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Extension for hierarchical custom fields?

Does anyone have a generic extension for hierarchical custom fields? For example, we have 'Country', 'State' and 'County' - the value of Country determines what States are valid, and the value of ...
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How to add a profile with a fieldset that accepts one or more entries for event registrations

I'm not sure that this is possible but here goes: I have a requirement to collect data from Event Registrants of University Programs that they have undertaken and the years of study they have ...
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exporting custom data structure

I'm looking for some recommendations. I've inherited a CiviCRM instance with a quite complicated custom data structure, and I want to review and update it. I was wondering if there were any tools or ...
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Multi-Select Field No Longer Working

I have a site I manage that uses a "Multi-Select" HTML field type. I do not use the field so I cannot say exactly how recently but no more than the last month our field stopped being able ...
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