HubSpot Ideas


Field Dependencies for Contact Properties

I would like to set up field dependencies for Contact Properties, to ensure that my Sales/Marketing team are updating contact details correctly.


For example, I would only want certain fields to be editable against a contact record if another field against the contact had a certain value.




HubSpot Updates
In Planning
July 12, 2022 06:50 AM

Hi folks,

I’m Shay Jones, the Product Manager on the CRM product team.


I'm happy to report that this Idea is now In Planning! Our team is actively researching and scoping out a solution for this feature.


The product development process is always filled with unexpected bumps and hurdles, so I can't give a timeline, but I am confident in saying we'll deliver this feature as soon as possible. If you are interested in giving feedback while we are in the research phase, please send me a message and we can set up some time to chat.


All updates will be relayed on this thread, so stay tuned!




Being Reviewed
December 14, 2021 09:45 AM

Hi folks,

I’m Shay Jones, the Product Manager on the CRM product team.


Thank you all for taking the time to submit, upvote, and comment on this Idea. We hear you loud and clear, and we agree that this functionality is important. We are currently evaluating if this Idea is feasible and, if so, how our team will implement it. 


Any news about this feature request will be relayed on this thread, so stay tuned!


Not Currently Planned
May 13, 2021 09:01 AM

Hi all, Jeff from the CRM product team. This is a great idea. We will consider it for the future, but we're not working on it actively today.

Please keep the use cases input coming, we're reading every comment on this thread.


April 28, 2021 03:39 PM

Hey HubSpot community, I'm Jeff from the CRM product team.


I realize implementing this wish has taken much longer than anticipated - much longer than we expected as well. We believe what we're focused on right now is higher priority. Rest assured this has not left our list, and Dylan and I continue to read every comment left on here. No timeline update on this functionality at this time, hope to be back someday soon with more details.



Being Reviewed
April 10, 2020 03:04 PM

Hello HubSpot Community, 

Thank you as always for your continued feedback, it helps us build a great product.

We are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating our priorities and roadmap to deliver as much value to our customers as possible. Dependent properties are cetainly something we see a ton of value in. Based on the comments and use cases you all have listed, we are reviewing this request and its feasibility among other priorities on our roadmap. At this time I don’t have any details around timing or delivery, but thanks to the comments and votes on this post we’re actively looking into what it would take to solve this problem. 

August 30, 2019 08:08 AM

Hey HubSpot Community! Dylan from the HubSpot Product Team here.

I found this post via @ChrisHiggins ' awesome post on an INBOUND wishlist

Transparently, this isn't something you'll be seeing this year at INBOUND. However, I really appreciate all of the input and suggestions on this post thus far. "Dependent properties" as we call them, are firmly on our radar. However, we've identified a few higher-priority improvements to be made to properties before we get around to building dependent properties. 

In the coming weeks, you'll start to see a beta version of properties that will ideally set the stage for us to include "Dependent Properties" in the future. Stay tuned, this is certainly on our minds as well.


- Dylan 

254 Replies

YES! Anybody who works in a non-veritcal industry needs different sets of criteria to qualify prospects of different types.  We end up with tons of non-applicable fields for both contacts and companies, which could easily key off of a "type" selection.


Any update if this is in the works at all. This would be super helpful. We have been requesting this since October 2015.


 I agree.  This is functionality that is available in almost every CRM I have worked in over the past 20 years. This is much needed from the user perspective in order to maintain good user experience and adoption/usage.

Key Advisor

We need the same here but not only for contact properties, we need the same for deal and company properties. Could you please update the title?


This is standard feature. How can it not be in Hubspot?


Please HUBSPOT!! Please add this! It is a basic marketing automation function and it is desperately needed!


Agreed.  As well as the ability to create custom look-up fields.   For example, on a deal, I want to be able to have a look-up field for the "Vendor sales rep" that is also a contact in HS.   


Agreed, this would help. 


This would greatly simplify some picklists in my flow. To me, simplifying things and sending my team down the right funnel is crucial.

Participant | Platinum Partner

This is an absolute must-have in the CRM. We have clients that want to move to Sales Pro and fully use the CRM, but this is a hang up. We need to be able to add dependent fields and set whether they are required for contacts, companies and deals. One use is case is working with channel partners. We have direct sales deals and then deals where a channel partner is involved. When a channel partner is involved, we need a dependent field that prompts the sales user to select the appropriate channel partner on the deal. 


Folks at HubSpot -- will this be implemented anytime soon??  Thanks!


Yup also needed here. 


Unfortunately, TRUST NO ONE, especially not colleagues with field values that should be conditional or dependent!


(You can do it in SF but not HS - boo)

Member | Platinum Partner

Sure, this is something that we need ASAP. I´ve been waiting for this more than a year.




Would be nice to have this functionality to make internal process more clear.


HubSpot - please add this feature!!


It's such a basic feature in other CRM's, that should be easily implementable across Contacts, Companies and Deals.


Yes! This feature would be greatly appreciated! The feature of a multi-level dropdown or multi-level checkbox is something that would be implemented in a lot of marketing AND sales scenarios and situations.

Key Advisor

For already existing records, we need to be able to have conditional logic for properties to display/not display them and to make them mandatory/not mandatory.


Use case 1 - "State": display a property based on conditions

If US is choosen in "Country", then display a "State" field.


Use case 1 - "Unqualified reason": display and make mandatory a property based on conditions

If 'Lead Status' is "Unqualified", then display + make mandatory "UnqualifiedrReason".

Note: the solution of having values "Unqualified / {reason 1}", "Unqualified / {reason 2}" as values within the leas status property is not acceptable since it would make us lose the possibility to count "Unqualified" in reporting (as values can't be grouped).


Use case 4:

If Deal Stage enters "Contracting", then make Contract Start Date mandatory.

Key Advisor

@bfelker: for achieving what you want, go to setting then to your pipe (Small gear top right > Sales > Deals). Then "Edit properties" for contracting stage. Then pick "Contract Start Date" and make it mandatory.


Once it works, kindly remove above comment as it's not valid here.



I would find this very helpful as well. But I'd love to have the same logic for deal properties.


Use Case 4: If a contact is marked as existing business, then display dependent fields to quickly describe the relationship and previous purchase / preferences.

I have a client who is working on an integration to Microsoft Navision, but it's going to be sometime before that is realized. This would be an easy way to have the sales team import data into HubSpot piece by piece for the foreseeable future.