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Contact Data Field Lengths & Info

In order to get the efficiency benefits of automation in something as complex as a workflow campaign, we’ve learned there has to be standardization of important data fields.

As a result, there are limits to the number of characters in the data fields that make up the Contact Record in ChurchStamp.

We have to know what the maximum number of characters can be for us to properly address a mailer or include personalization in a direct mail template.

What Happens To Contact Data That Is Too Long?

Upon import, ChurchStamp will automatically “truncate” contact data fields that exceed the maximum number of characters for the ChurchStamp field that the data is mapped into.

So, if you attempt to upload a First Name that looks like the above, we will truncate the data to be a maximum of 20 total characters.

Required Contact Record Name Fields

Name fields are required for ChurchStamp to flag a contact as “Valid” to send mail to. We have to know who you want to mail to! There is some important logic associated with name fields:

  • Every contact must have data in the First Name and Last Name AND/OR Company fields.

  • If you don’t or can’t break out First Name and Last Name into separate values, we recommend mapping the full name into the Company field.

  • You can send to a Company without names of people by mapping the company name column to Company.

Contact Record Name Field Lengths

First Name: 20 characters (alpha/numeric)
Last Name: 20 characters (alpha/numeric)
Company: 40 characters (alpha/numeric)

Required Contact Record Address Fields

Address fields are also required for ChurchStamp to flag a contact as “Valid” to send mail to. We have to know where you want to mail it to! To mail in the U.S. you must have at least Address, City, State, and Zip Code data for a contact to be flagged as Valid.

Address: 64 characters (alpha/numeric)

Address 2: 64 characters (alpha/numeric) – Use for apartment number, Suite #, etc.

City: 50 characters (alpha/numeric)

State: 2 Digit Short Code “MA” or valid full name “Massachusetts”

Zip Code: 5-digit numeric “02370” or 5 dash 4 digits numeric “02370-1234”

User Defined Personalization Optional Fields

Do you have custom data that you’d like to use with the ChurchStamp Variable Data or Variable Logic features? Map that data to any of these 6 user-defined fields.

Variable Data Fields 1-6 : 255 characters (alpha/numeric)

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