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Custom Fields and Their Limitations

Custom Fields and Their Limitations

iContact has a range of standard fields you can use.

  • prefix – First name -Last name – suffix – Business name – Email – Phone – Fax – Address1 – Address2 – City – State – Zip

You also have the capacity to include extra fields beyond the standard ones provided. This is useful. One of the issues with it is that you can only set up two field types:

  • a checkbox
  • or text

So, if you want to plug in for example birthdates, they have to be text. The challenge with this is that when you want to search them, it’s problematic. I was advised that you can search the text field by using eg 4* in the search field to return the contacts with eg April in their birthdate field. read on ...