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We have recently conducted an expo and collected a lot of leads via paper forms that we are going to begin entering into our CRM system. One of the items on the form was "what publications do you read?". We had checkboxes and the prospects were able to check more than one. Since I know there is no option for a multiselect picklist in CRM, what would be the best way to implement this? I know one option is using checkboxes but we want to report on this using a chart that shows how many people read each publication which I am not sure how to do if we have a different field for each one.
You can create a new entity (Publication), and have an N:N relationship between Contact and Publication. This will let you associate any number of contacts with any number of publications. Then you would build a chart to get the data back, it would be a chart or graph by Publication, showing the number of contacts for each publication.
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Edit: This would also give you more flexibility if you need to add publications down the line, since it would just be a new record.
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