Using Custom Fields

Custom fields allow your team to capture important data for Companies, Contacts, and Opportunities in Spiro. These fields can be used to filter lists in Spiro and create insightful reports around data. 


As an Admin, you can customize fields under  Settings > Custom Fields/Entities. You can add fields to Contact, Companies or Opportunities or to custom entities and objects such as Reminders, Activity or User.

Reminder: The  entity is a section in Spiro, such as Company, Contact, or Opportunity to track data. 

Please note that in detail view you cannot add more than one record

Choose the  entity you would like to add a custom field to. Add a label and choose the correct type for your field:

* When labeling your new custom fields, be sure not to use special characters (such as &, $, etc.) This may cause reports to stop syncing. 
Field Types to choose from:
  • Single-line text: user can type one line of text
  • Multi-line text: user can type multiple lines of text
  • Number: user can type in a number
  • Date Picker: user can choose a date from a calendar
  • Single pick-list*: user can choose 1 option from the list
  • Multi pick-list*: user can choose multiple options from the list
  • Currency: formats number in dollar amount
  • Link: a hyperlink that will open up in a new window
  • Company Picker: link to another company that exists in Spiro
  • Contact Picker: link to a contact that exists in Spiro
  • User Picker: link to other Spiro users in your organization
  • Calculated Value: calculate a value using other numeric fields
* When creating a pick-list, use a comma to separate each option on the list


Advanced Field Examples

Dynamic Values

Dynamic values creates a dependent relationship between two pick-list type fields. For example, you could create a field called "Contact Type" and another field called "Add to Campaign". You can stack these rules which allows each "Contact Type" to have a specific list of campaign options dependent on their status.

  • Depending on the Contact Type, you can set up the "Add to Campaign" to display specific Campaigns dependent on what the Contact type is.
  • For example, if the Contact is a new lead, you wouldn't want the contact to be added to "Onboarding" nor "Product Updates" Campaign.
  • In this case, you can make it so that only "New Lead Campaign" or "Newsletter" are available options to pick.

This is designed to have reduce clutter, and add precision to field relationships.

Calculated Fields

This can be used when you're selling a monthly subscription-based product. You can create a calculated field (labeled MRR) multiplying the number of months the customer has signed up for by the unit price.


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