Use custom data fields in Nimble to collect data about your leads and customers that is unique to your business needs. 

Currently, custom data fields are only available for contact records (people & company records). We plan to add custom data fields to deals in the future. 

How to Create Custom Fields

1. In Nimble, go to Settings >> Data Fields

Please note: New custom fields cannot be added to the existing: "Contact Info".
(You may edit the existing Lead Type, Lead Source, and Lead Status tabs beneath the Person Info tab in Settings >> Data Fields)
2. Select "+ New Tab" to create a new section to host your custom data fields.

3. Label your tab: This is the name for the tab that will host your data fields(i.e.. Marketing, Accounting, Sales).
Note: You may decide to display this tag in "All Contacts" "People" or "Companies".
4. Select Apply Changes after you have named your tab.

5. Add Data Fields to your Custom Tab:
Once the tab has been created, you may add your data fields. Click on + New Field. On the right, under "Field Settings", label your field and determine the field type. Once the field type has been chosen, it cannot be changed.
These are the following field types:
 - Single-line text
 - Multi-line text
 - Selection box
 - Separator (Used to separate sections of fields on your custom tab)
 - Address

6. Adding Additional Fields: Repeat step 4 to create more fields (+ New Field) for the same tab.
Move your cursor over any field entry and "drag and drop" to re-arrange the order of the fields.

7. To create additional tabs for custom fields, repeat steps 3-5 to add new tabs and fields.

Once you have finished creating these custom tabs and fields, you may go to your contact records to see them.

Note: These custom tabs and fields will only appear under the "Person Info" sub-tab if there is data stored in them. If your fields are currently empty, you will only see them from the "Edit' view.

8. To populate information into a custom field, visit the contact record and select the "Data Fields" tab. Here, you can see the tabs you created. With in-line editing, you can quickly fill in your data for each tab.

You may also bulk-update custom fields via CSV import.

If you have any questions, please write us at, initiate a chat from this FAQ, or join one of our Nimble Onboarding and Best Practices sessions, held every weekday at 9 AM PT. 

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