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Editing the Industry field

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Wondering of your able to edit the Industry under companies to better?

 

Many listed aren't needed / used for my company..

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HubSpot Moderator

HI @kwelch The industry property could be set up a number of ways in your portal. There may be a picklist previously uploaded or synced from Salesforce, or the field may be a single line text field. In either case, you can edit properties in HubSpot by following the instruction in this HubSpot Academy resourse

 

To do so, however, you will need the correct permissions. Find out more about HubSpot User Permissions here.

 

Ed


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If you go to the History button next to the industry dropdown tab, then click on the Edit Property tab on the pop up screen you can add new industries. I can't find a way of deleting unnecessary ones however!

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I also can not delete or edit pre-existing items. Is there any way?

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Hi @AlvaroRodrigues . This HubSpot Academy resource explains how to create a new property. You can use the same path to edit a property.

 

Thank you,

Ed Justen


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Hi edjusten,

 

Industry property options are disabled for editing. You can only add new options, but do not edit existing ones.

 

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Hi @AlvaroRodrigues . My apologies. There are actually two Industry properties:

 

One is linked to the Contact (single line text), while the other is linked to the Company (drop down select). The Contact industry property is fully customizable, while the Company Industry property can only have additional values added.

 

Thank you,

Ed Justen 


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Hi edjusten,

 

Thanks for the support. The pre-supplied values are not helping me because they are all in the English language. Even when I use the software version in Portuguese, the options are not translated. Therefore, my intention is to change the options for their correspondents in Portuguese. There is still a need to narrow down this list, taking away options that are completely out of focus for my client.

If this is not possible, I will have to wait for a possible upgrade of the product to contemplate this feature.

 

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HubSpot Moderator

Hi @AlvaroRodrigues . You present a compelling use case for a change to this property. 

Can you add this as a post to our ideas forum for further comment?

 

Thank you,

Ed Justen


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Hi Ed,

 

I have already opened the request according to this link: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/HubSpot-Ideas/Edit-the-property-industry-under-Companies/idi-p/1750...

 

Thanks for the support.

 

 

New Contributor

Hi @edjusten

 

I am having a similar issue. I would like to add some custom industry types to this list. Given how long the list I don't want my reps to have to go through the list each time to find the appropriate one. Is there a way to have my custom industry types show up at the top of the dropdown list while still keeping the original list as is? It seemed like the list is alphabetically sorted so I started each of my custom industry types with A - ie. A - Energy Retailer, but my custom industry types are still at the bottom of the list.

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Hey @edjusten

 

I'm having the same issue as @deepak23verma. This list is WAY too long/specific for our needs. If entries can't be removed, is it possible to:

1) add new (more general) entries that will trump the default HubSpot ones

2) put the new custom entries at the top of the list so they're easily found?

 

Many thanks in advance Smiley Happy

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Hi,

In the Contacts View I'm interested to see both associated company and industry for each contact.

I added the relevant columns and the Industry one remains empty (in Contacts View), even though it is populated in every Company profile of the company associated.

 

I found that the Industry can be manually populated (again in Contacts View), but whats the point if the info should be pulled from the Associated Company record???? Besides when populating it it doesn'd display the industry pull down menu....

 

What's the best practice around this?

Thanks

 

 

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1. Why are there two Industry fields, one for contacts and one for companies? I'm confused.

 

2. Why doesn't the field information in the Company > Properties > Industry field just carry over to the same field for Contacts who are employed by the Company? The developers have given more manual work, which opens risk of error.

 

(And, why is Industry for company records preloaded with lots of industires while Industry for Contacts isn't?)

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