Workflows

How to copy contact to company properties in workflows

Last updated: November 1, 2017

Available For:

Marketing: Pro, Enterprise
Sales: Professional

In order to maintain data consistency and more sales opportunities, you often need to pass information between contacts and companies. This is made possible in HubSpot with a workflows action that enables you to copy values from a company to a contact property or vice versa.

  • Navigate to workflows:
    • In your HubSpot Marketing Professional or Enterprise account, navigate to Contacts > Workflows.
    • In your HubSpot Sales Professional account, navigate to Sales Tools > Workflows.
  • Click New workflow (if you would like to add the action to an existing workflow, simply click the name of the workflow in question).
  • Select a starting condition for your enrollment criteria.
  • Click the + button to add an action.
  • First, select Copy contact property value from the action menu.
  • Select your Source contact property (e.g. City.)
  • For the Target property type, select Company property.
  • Next, select your Target property. This will be your target Company property (e.g. City.)
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  • In our example, we are copying the value from the contact City property into the company City property as we would like to see this information on the company level. Another great example is if you have a custom date property showing a contact’s last login into a product, you may want to stamp that same date on the company object so you know when a company was last engaged with your product.

Please note: some properties will not be able to be copied to if the source and target properties have different types. Incompatible properties will not appear as options in the target property in your workflow action. Read more here.

  • Click Save.

If you would like to copy a company property's value into a contact property, follow the same steps above. The fundamental difference is that you will select the Copy company property action first, then choose the target property type Contact property. You will need this whenever the company object has information that you want to make sure all its contacts share. For example, you may have an industry field that you would like to stamp on each contact associated with that company.

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