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Create a Custom Object for a Many-to-Many Structure

This example shows a course custom object, which you'll use for creating a many-to-many relationship between people/companies and courses. When you're done, you'll create an intermediary object to connect it to people or companies in your database.

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For a many-to-many relationship, you don't need to create a link in the custom object. Instead, you'll add two links to the intermediary object (see below).

Click Admin, and in Database Management select Marketo Custom Objects.

Click New Custom Object.

Enter a display name. The API Name and Plural Name populate automatically. Enter a description (optional).

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You can edit these fields when you're creating them, but after they're saved, you can only edit the Plural Name field and the Show in Lead Detail slider.

Pull the Show in Lead Detail slider over to display Show if you want to view custom object data on the Lead Database page. Click Save.

The custom object information displays the content you entered. Notice that it's in a Draft state.

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You can only populate Marketo Custom Objects via a list import, or the API.

Create a field to use

The next step is for you create your intermediary object (see below). But before that, you need to create a field to link to with it. 

 

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Create an Intermediary Object

Use an intermediary object to connect a custom object to people or companies. In this example, it's used to connect courses in your course custom object to people or companies in your database.

Marketo note

You don't need to create an intermediary object for a one-to-many custom object structure.

Click Admin, and in Database Management, select Marketo Custom Objects.

Click New Custom Object.

Enter a display name. The API Name and Plural Name populate automatically. Enter a description (optional).

Marketo note

You can edit these fields when you're creating them, but after they're saved, you can only edit the Plural Name field and the Show in Lead Detail slider.

Pull the Show in Lead Detail slider over to display Show if you want to view custom object data on the Lead Database page. Click Save.

The custom object information displays the content you entered. Notice that it's in a Draft state.

The next step is for you to add link fields to connect your intermediary object to a person/company and a custom object.

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