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Subgroup contact to be part of Group

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New Member
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Subgroup contact to be part of Group

Hello,

 

Is there a way to make the contact of the subgroup part of the group itself?

Because right now I am have a group called Leads, and there are several subgroups under leads, however when I add the contact to the subgroup, it doesnt add to the group as well.

 

Thank you.

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Platinum Elite Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

No, it was designed to no add the subgroup contacts to the main group.

Roy Laudenslager
Retired ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
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Copper Contributor
Posts: 74
Country: USA

Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

I had a related question. If using dynamic criteria for both groups and subgroups, does the group criteria filter down to the subgroup. So if the Group is defined as 'Field A' = 1, then the subgroup is 'Field B' = 1. Will the subgroup be populated by a contact where Field A = 2, but Field B = 1?

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Copper Contributor
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Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

Just confirmed myself with a simple test it does not. Which makes the idea of a "subgroup" pretty worthless. Is there a way to get the criteria to carryover without copying it into the subgroup criteria manually?

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Silver Contributor
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Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

Try the create duplicate option in groups

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Nickel Contributor
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Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

You can accomplish what you want by duplicating the 1st group using the all fields option which will retain the current dynamic rules. You then would add more criteria, change the name to represent the criteria and drag the group under the original group.

Bob Kennedy
ACC
Kenbar Solutions CT,CA & FL
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Copper Contributor
Posts: 74
Country: USA

Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

Does that seem a tad bit silly then? It's not truly a subgroup in that case, it's just another group.

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Silver Contributor
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Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

Maybe we need to be challenged about how this and companies and divisions work. We used to ask for an option to show all contacts in liked sub-groups and all contacts in linked divisions of a company but after years of no response let the request go. Might be the time to raise this again as a suggested feature.

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New Member
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Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

yes. i totally agree.

it seems to much work to add the data from the subgroups to group. 

the subgroup technically a different group.

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 74
Country: USA

Re: Subgroup contact to be part of Group

The way I see it there are two approaches:

 

1. You set the criteria for a subgroup, and the contacts from all sub groups are linked to the parent group.

 

2. You set the criteria for a group, then the subgroups only "see" the contacts in the parent group to match the criteria of the subgroup.

 

I personally prefer the second method, as it seems more intuitive to me, but it could just be due to the way I use groups.