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Questions about custom fields in CiviCRM.

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Custom Field Groups with File fields cannot be edited as a Tab

I have a site with several custom field sets that use the "Tab" style for displaying information about a contact. Included in one field set is a "File" field that is used to store a profile image for ...
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How can I manage the drop down field lists in Search Builder?

I upgraded a site from 4.2 to 4.4. They use Search Builder to run specific searches against custom data, and build quarterly reports. Previously the field list in search builder was grouped by data ...
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How and when should I create custom data fields?

I need at least 50 different "categories" or "custom fields". Everything from Contact Info like Name, Address, etc. to specific information that I would have to uniquely name. I am getting extremely ...
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Adding extra information to event registration

We organise a walk with a lunch afterwards. Who registers online for the event must be able to indicate how many people will participate for the walk (number of adults and number of kids up to 12 year)...
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Unique custom field - contact creation

I want to add a custom field that we use as an ID from a 3rd party. I need to ensure this value is unique as a way to prevent duplicates. What is the best way to do this?
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How to decide between using a custom Relationship and using a custom Contact Reference field?

This is admittedly open-ended any may just depend too much on use-case. I am looking for advice on when it is preferable to create a custom Contact Reference field instead of just creating a custom ...
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How to remove “Extended Demographics”?

Years ago we tried out CiviHR and it added something which looks like a set of custom fields, called "Extended Demographics". We uninstalled the extension but this did not go away. I can't find ...
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How do you delete a tag set?

How do you delete a tag set? I created a tag set and only really needed to create a new tag.
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Is there an extension for adding a custom field type calculated field?

Civi 4.6.9 Drupal 7.44 On many occasions it would be very handy to calculate the values of custom field sets and store that calculated value within Civi. I'll use a survey for example. I'd like to ...
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How to reuse Preferred language select?

There is the Preferred language field in Communication Preferences which allows to choose the contact's preferred language. However when I try to create custom fields for a contact's second, third ...
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Custom data: Can the Input Type Field be None?

Here's some context: I want to implement a Kinko's style self-serve credit system for the big tools at our maker space. Members scan their RFID cards to sign in to the laser cutter, CNC machine, 3d ...
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How do I add custom fields to Personal Campaign Pages

I bet that's a question that some people have asked before! The answer is you can't currently. But how would someone add this capability?
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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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facilitators viewing registration responses

We have co-facilitators for our instructional events who are not staff. We want them to be able to view the complete registration profile responses (i.e. 'registration info') prior to their event in ...
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CRM API shows only the first char of the result?

I'm absolutely embarrassed. I try to get value as it in this thread (and sorry for the wrong use of the topic). I try get a custom value via CRM API. With the API Explorer I can create the ...
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Need to enlarge the field box size

I've created some custom fields for a profile and would like one of them to have a larger text box than the default size. How do I enlarge the field box size?
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Views : SQLSTATE[42S02]: Base table or view not found (concerning a Custom Value Table)

I want to create a View based upon civi_participants, including Participant Custom Fields. I can Add the custom fields, but I get the following message : SQLSTATE[42S02]: Base table or view not ...
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Contribution custom field not appearing in New Contribution window

We are planning on migrating from our current membership database to CiviCRM. I am starting to experiment with the system to see how to implement things. I am using version 4.7.17 on WordPress. We ...
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Can an extension remove its custom fields on uninstall?

As the developer of an extension that creates its own custom fields, what can I do to cause those custom fields to be removed when the extension is uninstalled?
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How can I get custom file fields in an activity to display correctly?

I have a Civi implementation that uses a custom activity type in which I have - amongst others - four custom fields of the field type "File". These custom fields work fine in all but one situation. ...
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Use custom field in front end of website

We are testing your application CiviCRM and we tried to create a custom field as contact reference for all kind of contacts. However though in the preview on the back end this field works fine, when ...
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Can I report data from a disabled custom field or option?

I'd like to disable some custom field fields, because we no longer want users to enter that data. But then I can no longer see the field in report filters. Is there another way I can get that data out ...
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Medical Certificates expiration

To contact athletes need to register medical certificates. I added a custom field multiple date expired. How do I retrieve all the contacts that do not have a date or that date has expired? How do I ...
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Good tools for building a call for proposals in Civi?

I want to do a call for proposals for a conference. I can just use a profile and custom fields for people to enter the info, but I'd prefer for them to be able to save it in progress before eventually ...
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How can we make Event custom fields available as tokens for scheduled reminders?

We've done some investigation and found two places we could intervene to make this possible: Intervene here: CRM_Core_BAO_ActionSchedule::sendMailings(), but to make tokens available we'd have to ...
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Custom Fields Table

I am having issues when working with Custom fields, that the CRM gets frozen, and have to restart everything. Today I noticed that the MySQL table log_civicrm_custom_field has nearly 140K rows, while ...
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Custom fields of type select not displaying in Activity Report

A site I'm working on has recently been upgraded to version 4.6.32. Since this upgrade the client is no longer able to see data from some of the custom fields in the Activity Report. Custom fields ...
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Selecting multiple radio buttons

Could anyone tell me how I can set up a customised field which allows me to select multiple options in each field? Do you know if it's then possible to generate reports which show all records with ...
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Getting a Custom Field Value on a Contact with Javascript API

I have a custom field for contacts that I would like to retrieve the value for using JavaScript. Using the API explorer I have generated the code that does this. It works PERFECTLY from the API ...
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Relationship type id stored in the wrong custom group column?

I made a custom group in a Relationship type. When I look back in MySQL table civicrm_custom_group I see that civicrm_relationship_type.id is stored in column civicrm_custom_group....
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Hiding Extra Profiles when Manually Adding/Editing Registrant

I have a site that has multiple different event types on it. Each of these event types have a different profile associated with the event. The client has back-end access to CiviCRM and when they try ...
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checkbox import problems

Right now I have a custom data set set up that has 3 custom fields inside of it. Inside each custom field is a list of options that can be checked. (checkbox is the option) In my spreadsheet that I ...
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Custom code that sets custom field value stopped working in 4.6

I have some code in a custom module (in the civicrm_pre hook) that sets a custom field value, using the function CRM_Core_BAO_CustomValueTable::setValues Here's a print_r of the parameters it is ...
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How do I put saved searches or smart groups as menu options in WordPress?

Is it possible to make custom searches (smart groups) available from the custom menu. For instance, I am tracking elections (organizations) with custom fields for special elections, open races, ...
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Where has a custom field been used?

Drupal 7.65 CiviCRM 5.10.4 Hi everyone, Bit of a strange question here but I'll explain the context and hopefully there's a solution! So we have a custom field that asks for people's consent to ...
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Large Text Fields Not Writing in Database

We've discovered what seems to be a bug creating large text fields from CiviCRM Custom Fields. I hope I'm able to explain this well enough. Relevant environment information: - Drupal 7.59 - CiviCRM 5....
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Drupal Views Exposed Filter (operators) and CiviCRM Multiple Tags

We expose CiviCRM contact tags (Tag Name) fields via Drupal Views in order to create simple contacts search by tag(s) via Drupal as front-end. Since almost every contact has more than one tag, "...
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Can I add an automated “other” field using custom fields?

I have a "Select" field options for one of the custom data set. One of the "select" option is "Other". But I would like user to manually enter data related to "Other" field into another text field. Is ...
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Totals Row for Tab with Table Custom Data

I have some custom data in a "tab with tables" style. One of the fields is an integer type. I'd like to add a summary at the bottom of the table with totals for this field. Is that possible to do? ...
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Trouble getting Activity Information with api

I'm trying to get Activity information via the API, but have run into two issues: I cannot seem to filter by a date stored in a custom field. I've tried formatting the date multiple ways ('Y-m-d', 'm-...
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Is there an easy way to increase the width of the list of options for a custom field in the pull down?

We have a custom field that has a number of options. The descriptions of a few of them are long and wrap funny in the pull down, which, sigh, apparently is confusing to some people. Is there an easy ...
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multi-value import issue

I created several custom fields & groups but I am not seeing all of them when I try to import my contacts. Like I have a few custom sets/groups and custom fields within each. But only one set is ...
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How to handle irrelevant employers we don't really want as separate contacts?

So, sometimes a contact's employer is entirely irrelevant, we have basically no value in keeping that information. Or maybe there's no reason not to note it, but it's not an organization we care about....
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Two users completing separate webforms on Drupal that create one activity on CiviCRM

For example: User 1 completes Webform 1 on Drupal to give details of a volunteering project, which when submitted creates an activity on CiviCRM. An email then gets automatically sent to User 2 with ...
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Profiles - Pre Field and Post Field Help

I'm working in with civi 4.6.4 in Wordpress, I used to be a Joomla user with a out of date civi and of course there are some changes to how profile fields render. Previously all the content, pre ...
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API call to modify contact custom data fields fails without error

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue I'm having with api v3. I can successfully use the api to modify standard CiviCRM contact fields, but if I use the api to modify a contact's custom field the call ...
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Tags, relationships, or custom fields to record custom data?

Apologies if this isn't the best place to ask, I'm completely new to CiviCRM and could do with some advice on the best way to store custom data. I'm building a database of churches. For each church I ...
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How to use civiprofile for contact form

I want to use a civi profile for our contact form, so that all inquiries and new contacts are stored in civi. I created the custom fields and have them on a new tab and table, so multiple submissions ...