Customizable Field Mapping
The field mappings allow you to decide which contact data should be synced for each contact. Every connection comes equipped with a predefined list of mapped contact fields, which we call the "Default Field Mapping". This a list of the default contact fields that PieSync was already able to map.
As of the Pro Plan, you are able to customize the default field mappings and you are also able to add your own field mappings. This is what we will discuss in this article. Any user-created mapping is also often referred to as the "Custom (Field) Mapping".
Below you see an example of the field mapping between Pipedrive and ActiveCampaign. Of course, the list of default mapped fields is dependant on the apps you have connected and which (custom) fields you have available on both sides.
If you've just added a field in your app and it hasn't popped-up yet in the dropdown, then just press 'refresh field list' in the bottom right corner
Changing the Default Field Mapping
As the default field mapping is a predefined list of mappings, some of the field mappings might not suit your use case. In that case, you are able to change that field mapping by:
- Disabling the mapping by setting the toggle to 'off'
- Adding a field mapping and selecting the two fields you want to connect instead.
In the example below we wanted to remap the default mapping for 'Phone' <=> 'Work Phone' to 'Phone' <=> 'Home Phone' and 'Mailing Address' <=> 'Work Address' to 'Mailing Address' <=> 'Home Address':
Adding Custom Mappings
To add your own field mapping, simply click 'Add field mapping' below the Default Field Mapping.
By default the custom mappings will sync in the direction you have set up in the configuration of your connection, so this could be either two-way or one-way. However, you are often able to change the sync direction of your custom field mappings.
Custom mapping restrictions
Don’t forget to read our Blog Post about our Customizable Field Mapping feature!