Is it possible to change or merge custom fields?

If there are custom fields linked to your responses, you might occasionally have the need to change the spelling and/or merge two custom fields.

Although it's not possible to make these changes yourself, you can always reach out to our Customer Support with your requests. Email us at [email protected] or use the chat in the Starred app. We're happy to help!

What can we do to make sure your fields are all correct?

  • Fix the spelling of a single custom field / removing spaces
  • Deleting a custom field altogether
  • Merging custom fields
  • Deleting a field value

Let's take a look at a few examples for each.

Changing the spelling or removing spaces

When you first started sending invitations, you used the field Recruiter Name.

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However, you now wish to change the spelling by removing the space between the words. For this, you can reach out to our Customer Support so we can change the spelling from Recruiter Name to RecruiterName.

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Deleting a custom field

You no longer wish for a field to be pulled from your ATS and you have removed the field from your workflows. However, the field is still available for all responses you have previously received, so it still shows up in your filter list.

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You can reach out to our Customer Support so we can hide the filter from your filter list or delete the field altogether (this last action is irreversible).

Merging two fields or two field values

Merging two fields

Keeping with the example of the field Recruiter Name, let's say that at some point the field has been changed in all your workflows to RecruiterName. This is great, however, old responses will still be linked to the field as it was spelled initially and therefore you'll see two fields appear in your filter list.

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You can reach out to our Customer Support so we can merge the two filters. This way, you will only see one filter in your dashboard, and all responses will be linked to the new spelling.

Merging two values

It may happen that one of your field values appears twice, just with slightly different spelling.
Let’s take a recruiter name as an example:

  • First spelling: Romina
  • Second spelling: Romina J.
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Since this is the same person, we can merge these values for you so you can keep just one of the spellings.

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Deleting a field value

Just as we can delete entire custom fields, we can also delete a field value for one of your fields that has been used before.
An example of this would be with the custom field Hiring Manager. One of the values could be one of your hiring managers, let’s take “Sophie” as in the example below:

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If Sophie leaves your organization, we can remove the field value so that it does not appear in the Hiring Manager dashboard (a section available in the Admin dashboard) or among the filter values:

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To learn more about custom fields, check out the article linked below!


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