How to overcome 1000 Contact Properties limit for Postcode/ Zip and Suburb?SOLVE
Mar 31, 2020 6:58 PM
Has anyone managed to work out how you can overcome the property limit?
I need to include a list of 16000 suburbs, and their corresponding postcodes (the postcodes are under 1000 but each postcode has multiple Suburb names within that zip/postcode).
For mailing purposes we need to be accurate with the suburb name.
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Apr 23, 2020 8:01 PM
My first reaction is to create a HubSpot Integration (App) that sets the property from an external source.
The App would work something like this:
1. when Suburb is changed in HubSpot call a Webhook (in the App)
2. the App looks up the suburb and populates the Suburb (with the correct capitalisation) and sets the Zip Code.
I would need to know more about your business process to narrow this down to a practical solution. And, the solutions I'm recommending require time and budget.
Do you need to handle countries? (We're in New Zealand so we often fight with forms that won't validate our address).
Feel free to contact me directly if I can help.
p.s. thank you @jennysowyrda for the heads up!
Apr 24, 2020 5:30 AM
Hi @KerrieSheaves ,
I may be missing something here, but the 1,000 contact properties limit is for creating custom fields. The number of fields you should need for this usecase is just zip and suburb, right? What you want is a restriction on the number of valid values for each one, right?
And you can use a similar approach for entering contacts internally, rather than using Create New Contact directly in the HubSpot UI. Given that you have 16,000 suburbs you'll also (presumably) need a process for updating those suburbs as new suburbs are created, so having a standard structured JSON file will help with that process.
For such a specific requirement, I definitely think you're looking at a little custom development here, I can't see any way of doing this just with out-of-the-box HubSpot functionality.
Master data is always fun 🙂