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Status field for SFDC contacts

Question asked by 27ef42e0c97fcbfb13524cacabc111b1e95cb14e on Aug 13, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2014 by Lauren Aquilino
This may be more a SFDC question than a Marketo one, but I recently created a new contact in SFDC because the person was a personal connection.  That contact synced over to Marketo with the "qualified" status.  I did some digging and found out that Marketo "status" maps to SFDC "lead status."  Since this person has no SFDC lead, here is what I'm thinking, and you can either correct me or verify, please:

In SFDC all contacts are assumed to be qualified, hence a status field would be redundant an unnecessary.  Therefore, if no lead exists, but a contact does, SFDC and Marketo default to qualified.

Is that right, or am I missing something?

Thank you in advance,
Dave

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