VAN has an extremely large amount of custom fields that vary from state to state. For that reason, VAN only exposes a set amount of those custom fields through the VAN API that works with your ThruText Integration. 


*For example, VAN allows the address field to be pulled through the API Call, but not the Early Voting Location or Early Voting Address fields.


To use the full array of VAN custom fields, you will need to manually export your Saved List from VAN, including the VAN ID (or VAN Campaign ID) and any additional fields that you want to map. (You can also map to both the VAN ID and VAN Campaign ID and we have instructions on how to do that here)


On the ThruText side you will need to make sure that you have already created the custom fields that you want to map to. (If you are unfamiliar with how to create custom fields, click here for you support doc) Now create your new group, upload your CSV, and make sure to map the correct custom fields.


*ThruTip: Make sure you map the VAN ID field or you won't be able to use your imported VAN Survey Questions or sync back to VAN