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Using field names or ID values to upload contact fields
Answer ID 2413   |   Last Review Date 03/19/2019

When uploading contacts, do we need to match the ID value from the database table for menu fields or can we match the name?


Data Import Wizard


When using the data uploader to upload menu fields for your contact records, you can use the common name of the menu options as configured in your site. You do not need to look up the ID value from the database table to match the ID to the menu option.

For example, if you have a custom menu field, c$mkt_company_type, that contains four menu options with the common names set as: Customer, Partner, Cancelled, and Prospect. In the data set you upload, you can use Customer, Partner, Cancelled, and Prospect for the field.

For information on researching Data Import messaging, refer to Data Import Wizard error messages.