With Campaigns+, you are not limited to store a little about your contact like the email, first name, last name, occupation and geographical information. The custom fields function would help you setup fields of your choice, that you later can use to add contact information to.
Navigate to Custom Fields
Main Navigation -> Lists -> Custom Fields
Clicking on Custom Fields from the main navigation will lead you to the page where you will be able to see the list of available custom fields. If you are landing for the first time on this page, you will see list of custom fields system has added by default, these are known as additional fields of the system. You can edit the system added fields but can't delete these default fields.
Add new Custom Field
Towards the top left area of the table, there is a button “Add New” with a plus sign. Clicking on it will open up add custom field page with the following options.
Following fields/options are mandatory in order to add a new custom field.
Field name assigns an identity to the field you are creating. It would later help to easily make a selection while creating the list, or conveniently add relevant information while adding contact details.
Select one or more contact lists or list groups to make this custom field a part of the selected ones. It isn’t the only chance and place to make custom field part of some list. If you want to make a custom field part of an already existing list, just go to View all Lists, edit that specific list, and make a selection of custom field from the right side area of the screen.
Define the position of the custom field to appear on Add a Contact page. The position needs to be defined using the numbers like 1, 2 and 3 respectively. If you don’t make a selection, the field will automatically be pushed to the top of the sequence.
Type of Field
By default the Text Field is selected option for this, and if you don’t make a selection from the dropdown, the field your create will appear as a text field, that may not look appropriate for the fields like Gender etc. So always try to make the selection of field type according to the sort of custom field.
By default “No” is selected, which means that even if you don’t provide information for this custom field while adding the contact information, you will still be able to add the contact to the list. If you select otherwise, you will have to fill this field in order to add the contact information.
Save or Cancel Details/Preferences
You have the following options to complete the process, cancel or save your preferences.
Save & Exit
Complete the process, get your preferences/ details saved and exit from the process.
Save & Add Another
Get the current details/preferences saved to complete this process, and automatically reopen the same process with empty field values/options to make a new entry.
Get out of the process without saving preferences/ details and resort to the View Custom Fields page .
View Available Custom Fields
When you have one or more custom fields created and added to the system, the table of view custom fields will populate the information relevant to the available custom fields. Let’s take a look at the information it puts on view.
The field name that was provided as first mandatory field while adding the new custom field, every row of the column represents a separate custom field entry with its name.
The field was optional and was meant to offer the way to define the sequence of custom fields to appear on Add a Contact page.
What type was selected for the specific custom field, is it a simple Text field, a Dropdown option, Checkboxes are some other.
The date when the custom field was created and added to the system
You can perform the following actions to manage the custom fields available in your account.
Press the edit button to reach on the page, where you’ll be able to edit and update the information like type of custom field, position of the custom field to appear on add a subscriber page, subscriber list and name.
Take this option to delete specific custom field. Make sure the default fields such as First Name, Last Name etc. can't be deleted. You can only edit these fields to fit your purpose.
Tools (Bulk Delete)
If you want to delete more than one list, make a selection by ticking the checkboxes a column before Name in the table. When you have the required list selected, go to the area top right of the table, click tools and take Delete option.
At top of the table, you can see a search box that will help you quickly search records from the table. Top right area of the table shows the number of records you want to view on one page, records exceeding from the selected number, will appear on the next page.