How to merge contact property options

Last updated: November 1, 2017

Available For:

Marketing: Basic, Pro, Enterprise
Sales: Free, Starter, Professional

When reviewing your contact properties, you may find that you have two value options for a property that provide the same information to your organization.

For example, for the Industry property, you have a Higher Education option and a College/Graduate School option. You have contacts with both values and would like to use just one of these so all of these contacts can be segmented together under Higher Education.

 To merge the options for one of your contact properties, follow the steps below:

Please note: merging contact property options only applies to dropdown select, radio select, or multiple checkboxes properties, as these are the only types of properties for which options can be set. 

  • Navigate to your contacts settings:
    • In your HubSpot Marketing BasicProfessional, or Enterprise account, go to Contacts > Contacts Settings Contact Properties
    • In your HubSpot Marketing Free or Starter account or HubSpot Sales account, go to Contacts. Click the Actions dropdown menu and select Edit properties. 
  • Search for the contact property in question and click the property's name to access it for editing.
  • Scroll down to your options and click the checkboxes next to the property options you wish to merge, then click Merge
  • In the dialog box that appears, select the property option you would like to merge the other options into from the dropdown, then click Merge. If you have existing contacts that will be affected by the property options merge, you will have to type in the number of contacts to confirm the merge.
  • Click Save at the bottom left to take the property merge live.

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