How to display birthdate in contact columns

NOLABrad
Regular Participant

My database consists of about 1,000 clients. We use their birthdate to send an automated birthday greeting card. I'm attempting to update the database by filling in any missing birthdates via our office records, but in the 7 columns that can be configured in the contacts display, there is no option for birthdate (only addresses, company, 2nd email, etc.). Is there a way to get the birthdate to be one of the 7 columns so I can scroll down the list and see which records need to be updated?

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NOLABrad
Regular Participant

Sorry, meant to include these two screenshots:

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William_A
Moderator

Hello @NOLABrad ,

 

At this time the Birthday and Anniversary date fields are not available as selectable columns for viewing or sorting in the contacts dashboard. I've tracked your account as being interested in such a feature being developed, and submitted it to the devs for further review. If and when they have an update regarding this feature request, they'll notify you directly.

 

At this time the only workaround would be to export all of your contacts with at least the email address and birthday fields selected, use your spreadsheet program to sort them based on birthday date, and then fill in info for those missing it. You can then re-import that updated file, which will update the existing contacts with that new info. If you don't already have a list where all of your contacts are, you can create a list to dump everyone into for the sake of the re-import, then delete-the-list-only afterwards if you don't want it among your others.


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NOLABrad
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While that certainly sounds like a reasonable workaround, it's definitely not as convenient as being able to view it on the dashboard. I suppose for now it's what I'll have to do. Thanks, but yes, please let me know if an update ever occurs.

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