Gift Entry Validation Report is not reflecting Gift Preferences for asterisk at end of line for anonymous donors

When running a Gift Entry Validation Report, the User Option to display an Asterisk at the end of the line for anonymous donors is not displayed.  The options to Leave Name Intact or Use Anonymous do work.

We recommend selecting the option to Use Anonymous. The other option is to leave the name intact.  

  • Under Tools > User Options > Reports > Gift Preferences, select either the option to Leave Name Intact or Use Anonymous. 

We have evaluated this issue as a potential defect and we have determined it will not be addressed in the software in its current state.  In this case, the risks and challenges outweigh the potential benefit of resolving this issue.

We wish we could address each and every issue that we come across, but there are occasions when addressing certain issues would add risk to causing a bigger problem or would put other prioritized initiatives at risk. 

We strive to select the most impactful changes and issues to address with each release to accelerate the rate at which we deliver new features while sustaining the highest level of quality for our customers.

Steps to Duplicate

1. Create a Gift Query with criteria Gift is Anonymous equals Yes
2. Save and close the query
3. Go to Tools>User Options>Reports>Gift Preferences; check box to Include Anonymous gifts and use the drop down to select Asterisk at end of line
4. Click Apply and Click OK to User Options
5. Go to Reports>Financial Reports>Gift Entry Validation
6. Include the query created in Step 2, set for all dates
7. Preview the report and there is no Asterisk within the results
Duplicated in Sample database.

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