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Step-by-Step Guide to Adding Custom Fields in HubSpot

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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April 15, 2024

Creating custom fields in HubSpot involves navigating to settings, selecting 'Properties', choosing an object type, and filling in property details. This process allows for tailored data collection across contacts, companies, deals, and more.

Understanding how to efficiently add and manage custom fields can significantly enhance your CRM's functionality.

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How to Add Custom Fields in HubSpot

Adding custom fields in HubSpot is a crucial step for businesses looking to tailor their CRM to better fit their unique data collection and management needs. Whether you're looking to capture specific information through forms or utilize the API for a more technical approach, understanding how to effectively add and manage custom fields can significantly enhance your HubSpot experience.

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HubSpot Add Custom Fields

To add custom fields in HubSpot, you must have the necessary permissions to edit property settings. Custom fields, known as properties, can be added to various HubSpot objects like contacts, companies, deals, or tickets to store unique data relevant to your business operations.

  1. In your HubSpot account, navigate to the settings icon in the main navigation bar.
  2. Under the Properties section, select the object type you wish to add a custom field to (e.g., Contacts, Companies).
  3. Click the "Create property" button.
  4. Fill in the details for your custom field, including the label, description, and field type. Field types can vary from text, number, date, dropdown select, and more, depending on the nature of data you intend to capture.
  5. Once you've configured the field settings, click "Create" to add your new custom field to the selected object.

How to Create Custom Fields in HubSpot

Creating custom fields involves specifying the type of information you want to store and how you want it to be displayed within HubSpot. It's important to plan the structure of your data and consider how these fields will be used in forms, lists, and for segmentation purposes.

  1. Decide on the object type for which you need a custom field.
  2. Access the settings menu and navigate to the Properties section to create a new property.
  3. Select the appropriate field type that matches the data you plan to collect. Options include text, number, date, dropdown lists, and more.
  4. Customize the field options if you're using field types like dropdown select or multiple checkboxes. This includes adding predefined options that users can select from.
  5. Review and save your custom field. It will now be available for use within HubSpot's CRM platform.

HubSpot Custom Form Fields

Customizing form fields allows you to collect the exact information you need from your contacts or leads. When creating or editing forms in HubSpot, you can add your custom fields to ensure all relevant data is captured efficiently.

  1. Navigate to the Marketing > Lead Capture > Forms section in your HubSpot account.
  2. Create a new form or edit an existing one by adding your custom fields from the list of available properties.
  3. Customize the form field options, such as making a field required or changing the label displayed on the form.
  4. Once you've added and configured all necessary custom fields, publish the form to make it live on your website or landing pages.
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HubSpot Custom Fields API

For developers looking to interact with custom fields programmatically, HubSpot offers a comprehensive API. The CRM Properties API allows for the creation, update, and management of custom fields across different objects within HubSpot.

  1. Begin by reviewing the HubSpot API documentation to understand the endpoints available for properties management.
  2. Use the appropriate API endpoint to create or update custom fields. This typically involves sending a POST or PUT request with the custom field details, such as name, field type, and options.
  3. Ensure you have the correct authentication in place, as API requests require an API key or OAuth for secure access.
  4. Test your API requests using tools like Postman or directly within your application to confirm that custom fields are being added or updated as expected.
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By leveraging the HubSpot API, developers can automate the process of managing custom fields, integrate external data sources, and customize the functionality of the HubSpot CRM to meet specific business requirements.

Automate Your HubSpot With Bardeen: A Seamless Workflow

While manually adding custom fields in HubSpot is straightforward, automating this process with Bardeen can greatly enhance efficiency and accuracy, especially when integrating with other platforms. Here are examples of how Bardeen can automate tasks related to HubSpot custom fields:

  1. Add a new row to Airtable, when a HubSpot company is created: Automatically syncs new HubSpot company details to Airtable, ensuring your data is always up-to-date across platforms.
  2. Add a new row to a Coda table, when HubSpot contact is created: Seamlessly update your Coda tables with new contact information from HubSpot, optimizing your workflow.
  3. Automatically Create HubSpot Contact from Gmail Email: Convert incoming Gmail emails into HubSpot contacts, streamlining lead capture and ensuring no potential contact slips through the cracks.

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