Note: Before you proceed with the following instructions, back up the database. If your organization integrates multiple Blackbaud products, refer to the Additional Requirements section of the backup solution.

Note: You must be on The Raiser's Edge 7.81 or higher to use this plug-in.

To activate CLASS fields in Query and Export within The Raiser's Edge:

  1. Attach The Raiser's Edge database via SQL server Enterprise Manager. When attaching, specify the dbowner of sa (or whatever the dbowner of the CLASS database is; the dbowner must be the same for both The Raiser's Edge database and the CLASS database)
  2. Open the Blackbaud Management Console. Attach The Raiser's Edge database making sure to specify the same SQL server instance used in step 1. You should receive a prompt that the database is already attached. Answer yes and finish the attach wizard.
  3. Download RE781ClassPlugin.zip and extract the Plug-in files in the \The Raisers Edge 7\Plugins directory on the server. This plug-in must be run from the server in order to complete successfully.
  4. Log into The Raiser's Edge.  In Plug-ins, select the Class Activation plug-in. Select the SQL server instance that is running the CLASS database and then the specific CLASS database. Click Begin.