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Need Help with Checkbox List on Website for Constant Contact

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Need Help with Checkbox List on Website for Constant Contact

So im not a very good programmer/coder but I managed to create a check box list, using a custom text box, for customers to signup and request document from the company however the check box list isn't active per say. I tested it out by signing up myself and selecting multiple check boxes but once I accessed the Constant Constant account to find myself I didn't see the requested documents I checked on the check list. I want to know how I can get the check list to work with constant contact so that the checked boxes show up within the customers contact info. 


Hello @MichaelW4218,


Based on your description it sounds like these checkboxes indicate some information that you want to show up in the contact's profile. An example would be if I put a check mark in the box for apples and then you looked at my contact profile you want to see something that says I marked the apple box. Am I understanding this correctly?


If so then you would want to use custom fields to represent check boxes. Our current API does not allow you to use custom names for these fields are you are limited to use the names of custom_field_x where x = 1 through 15. However; we are developer our v3 API which will allow the use of custom names for custom fields.


You can reference the API documentation for submitting a contact with custom fields here: https://developer.constantcontact.com/docs/contacts-api/contacts-collection.html?method=POST or https://developer.constantcontact.com/docs/contacts-api/contacts-resource.html?method=PUT depending if you are creating the contact new or updating the contact.

Jimmy D.
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