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How can I add a parent or child company to an existing company record?

Last updated: January 26, 2017

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In HubSpot's CRM, you have the ability to associate two companies in a parent-child relationship. To add a parent or child company to an existing company record in the CRM: 

  • In your HubSpot Sales account, navigate to Companies.
  • Click the name of the company to which you'd like to add a parent or child company. 
  • Scroll down to the Related companies section in the left column. 
  • Click Add child company or Add parent company.

  • In the dialog box, search for the company you'd like to add, then click Select to the right of the company you'd like to add. 

If you’ve added a parent company, you’ll have a link to the parent company and the ability to quickly see the other child companies of that same organization.

If you’ve added a child company, you’ll see links to the other child companies. You can add additional child companies by clicking Add another company

 

FAQs

How many levels of parent-child can be implemented?
At this time, customers can create a single level of hierarchy (e.g. “Chipotle” and “Chipotle - Boston location”).

Can a child company be attached to more than one parent company?
No, a child company can only be associated with one parent company. 

Can a parent company have more than one child?
Yes. Each parent company can have up to 10,000 associated child companies.

Is it possible to import companies to a parent-child relationship?
No, not at this time.

Does this work with the SFDC integration?
No.

How does this impact the contact-company automatic association?
Parent-child relationships do not affect the automatic association setting. If you have multiple companies in your CRM with the same domain and you add a contact with an email domain that matches the company domain name, we will associate that contact with the oldest company in your database. Whether that company is a parent or child does not impact this behaviour.

Is there any data transfer between parent and child companies?

No. Right now, all associated contacts and deals, as well as all activities logged on the company records, will remain on the company record. There is no data sync between parent and child companies and no data will roll up to the parent company.