New constituent creates for deceased non-constituent spouse when deceasing the Bio1 spouse

The Deceased options in Business Rules set many options that can occur in the background when marking a constituent as deceased. However, when marking a constituent deceased who has a deceased non-constituent spouse, a constituent record creates for them (when this option is set in Business Rules).
We have evaluated this issue as a bug and we have determined it will not be addressed in the program in its current state. In this case, we believe the risks and challenges outweigh the potential benefit of resolving this issue. 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

In the sample Raiser's Edge database:
  1. Navigate to Config > Business Rules > Constituent Options > Deceased Options
  2. Mark all of the checkboxes except the first (Enter the current date as the deceased date)
  3. Navigate to Records > Constituents.
  4. Click New Individual.
  5. On the Bio1 tab, enter a Last Name and a First Name.
  6. (If needed, enter any other required fields noted.)
  7. Click on the Spouse button.
  8. Click Yes to the save prompt.
  9. On the Spouse relationship, enter a Last Name and a First Name on the General 1 tab.
  10. Click on the General 2 tab and mark Deceased?
  11. Click Save and Close.
  12. Click Yes to the "Are you sure you want to mark this individual as deceased?" prompt.
  13. (If needed, enter any other required fields noted.)
  14. Click Save and Close above the Bio1 tab.
  15. Navigate to Records > Constituents > Recently Accessed Records.
  16. Click on the record name that was just created.
  17. On the Bio1 tab, mark Deceased.
  18. Click Save and Close above the Bio1 tab.
  19. Click Yes to the "Are you sure you want to mark this individual as deceased?" prompt and the constituent record will close.
  20. Navigate to Records > Constituents > click Open a constituent.
  21. Search for the non-constituent spouse (make sure the Included Deceased is checked at the bottom). A record created for them marked Deceased will be found.

Environment

 Raiser's Edge
 7.96

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