If your organization receives contributions/registrations from donors outside of eTapestry, these transactions will need to be manually added to the database. For example, you may have an active PayPal site that some of your donors still use to contribute to your organization, which would not be added to eTapestry automatically.
When these transactions are added to eTapestry it is still best practice to mark the Gift Type as Credit/Debit Card so that you can accurately reflect how the donor made their contribution. However, when you add a Credit/Debit Card transaction to the database eTapestry will always request that you enter a Card Number and Expiration Date:
Most of the time you will not have the donor's card information and, even if that were obtainable, you don't want to charge them twice as they have already made their payment.
How then can the transaction be recorded without attempting to process an additional payment?
Although the Credit/Debit Card Number and Expiration Date fields are required when you select the Credit/Debit Card Gift Type, eTapestry will accept filler information in these fields. For example, for the Number you can insert the last 4 digits of the donor's card if you have that information, or you can enter 4 random digits. You can also select any Expiration Date:
Once you have all other relevant fields filled out (ex: Received), click Save And Go To Journal at the bottom of the page. This will save the transaction but will not attempt to process a card.