How to add custom field data to multiple contacts

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RobertF208
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I have a custom field "Last year joined" for my club membership contact list. I would like a way to update that data for all of the members who have recently rejoined. Do I have to go into each individual member to update that data field or is there a way to add the updated year info into the custom field in multiple contacts. If there is not a way to update a custom field for multiple selected contacts simultaneously, then I will have to go back use tags instead of custom field since I know I can tag multiple members at once with the same tag.

Any help or comments would be useful. Thanks in advance.

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Zoe_H
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Hello @RobertF208,

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Community! The quickest way to update current contacts is to import a spreadsheet with all of the updated custom field information in a column with the email addresses. We won't add duplicates but we can update your contact's details this way. Thanks! 


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Zoe_H
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Hello @RobertF208,

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Community! The quickest way to update current contacts is to import a spreadsheet with all of the updated custom field information in a column with the email addresses. We won't add duplicates but we can update your contact's details this way. Thanks! 


Zoe H.
Community & Social Media Support

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RobertF208
Campaign Contributor
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Thanks for your help. I will export, update data in the csv, and then re-import. That way I can see what is already in the field. Do I have to export all the fields I have or just Name, Email, and the field(s) I want to update?

Zoe_H
Employee
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Hello @RobertF208,

 

That's perfect. You will only need to export the email addresses and the fields you want updated. Thank you! 


Zoe H.
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