contact fields - can you add options over time?

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Hi there, we are new to Emma and setting up fields. Our organization runs 10-12 events every year, where we subscribe new folks, and want to be able to track if subscribers attended a certain event. If possible, we'd like to do this in one field, so am trying to figure out how to do this (rather than adding a new field for each event). Is it possible to set up a field with a dropdown menu of all events in a certain year, but then add to those options when we run a new event, so we could see: Oh, this subscriber attended four out of these six events? thanks for any information, Elisa Murray
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Adriane Smith, Customer Support Specialist

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Hello Elisa!

That's a great question, and YES you can create a specific field that contains all the events for the year. Check out the screenshot below for the different field types:



Depending on how the events typically go, you could choose either the dropdown menu (for selection of just one event) or you could create a field with the 'select multiple' field type, if folks typically attend more than just one. Once this is in place, you'll also be able to create segments to find specific attendees by the events selected in their contact record. 

Let me know if you have any lingering questions about this! Happy to help.
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Thanks for the answer. Can you add options over time, though? We typically will add new events throughout the year; we don't have all that info at the beginning of the year.
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Grey Stepp, Support Team Manager

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Yup!  You'll just head back to the "Contact Fields" section and edit that field to add in new options.  
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JHU CTY

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Can you also delete or change other options? Right now, for me, I can't edit the drop down options. 
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Grey Stepp, Support Team Manager

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You should be able to edit those freely.  Can you point me to the sub and field you're trying to edit?   

NOTE:  The "State" field is a pre-populated field and doesn't let you edit it.  But you can edit the options for any other custom field. 

Check out the video I made of this here:  http://recordit.co/E0b6uH1hkC