how to set default custom columns when exporting a contact list?

wchouwmx
Participant

how do you set permanent custom columns when exporting contact list in hubspot? I feel like the columns keep changing each time I export every month. I have to readd the columns I want. Is it because I change the date parameters of the list each time? I do a monthly report and update the create date timeline each time.

-With love, Will Chou
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jennysowyrda
Community Manager

Hi @wchouwmx,

 

The columns for the list export should match the columns in the list view. 

 

This is the order of my list: 

Screen Shot 2019-09-18 at 1.57.54 PM.png

 

This is the list for the export: 

Screen Shot 2019-09-18 at 1.58.02 PM.png

 

Thank you,
Jenny

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BastiSchuhl
Top Contributor

Hi @jennysowyrda ,

Thanks for the reply! Your screenshots do indicated that the order of columns is the same once starting an export. However, this particular order is not being kept by the actual export file (csv or xlsx). See my screenshot, please.

There's a bunch of threads in the community wondering about this mismatch; e.g. see here and here

Would be great to get this fixed to safe time for regular exports.

Thanks a ton!
Sebastian

Screenshot 2020-03-24 at 12.30.31.png


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MikeCormack
Top Contributor

if you want to save time for regular exports then export all your data and macro the columns in excel. until you add new custom fields, or hubspot does, the export will be the same each time.

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