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Anyway to have a user defined field be unique?

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Anyway to have a user defined field be unique?

This seems like it should be really easy to do, but I am running into a bit of a wall here.

 

We are trying to add a field to our contact list that we want to make sure is unique for every record, but I can't find any way to require it to be a unique field.  Is there a way to do this?

 

Nathan

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Re: Anyway to have a user defined field be unique?

Hello omnilytics.  If I understand your question, you want a field type that requires any entry into that field to hold information that would be unique from all other records in the database -- much like a unique record ID.

 

I believe there is not a standard field that gives you that feature; however, I believe one of the contributors to this forum will recommend an add-in that will do this.

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Re: Anyway to have a user defined field be unique?

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Re: Anyway to have a user defined field be unique?

 

 

Is there a way to make the act id visible so I can use it in the webinfo tab. I'm looking to use the webinfo tab to view folders that I create for each record. Id like to not have to manually assign another unique id if one is already available. 

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Re: Anyway to have a user defined field be unique?

No, I don't think you can access the internal UID except through the SDK or direct database access.
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Re: Anyway to have a user defined field be unique?

Not on the sereen. It can be shown in a report.
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