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Custom Data Fields & Custom Data Groups

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Custom Data Fields & Custom Data Groups

The Custom Data Fields & Custom Data Groups functions allow you to create groups of data fields that are completely customized to your needs. These can be used in conjunction with Profiles to support a variety of business processes.

There is a list of questions you need to answer when creating custom data fields and custom data groups. These questions focus on how you will use the data and the type of data the field will hold. The better you can articulate your needs, the better your results will be. Take the time to think about these aspects when creating custom fields and groups.

Custom Data Fields & Custom Data Groups must be setup by your CiviCRM Administrator. The documentation section Custom Data Fields & Custom Data Groups Admin walks through how to create them.

Custom Data Fields & Custom Data Groups can hold information about contacts, activities or events, are searchable and can be the basis of Smart Groups.

For assistance in deciding when to use custom fields and groups, see Tags vs. Groups vs. Custom Fields.

Since these will be custom fields there is no specific additional information that can be provided on their use.

Review examples here, in the Profiles section and ask community members in the forums for insight on issues you have.

Examples of Custom Data Fields & Custom Data Groups

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