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:
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.