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 article.


  1. Identify courses with scheduling restrictions set for the academic year/session by creating a course query 
    1. In the criteria, filter by the appropriate school, academic year, and session
    2. Expand the Restrictions 2 category and select Restrict by
    3. Select the operator not blank
    4. Include the course ID and/or course name in the Output

      Note: To list each course's scheduling restrictions so you can re-define them at a later time, include the following fields from the Restrictions 2 category in the Output:

      • Restrict by
      • Pattern
      • Base number of meetings on
      • Number of meetings
      • Keep meetings in same room
      • Each class must use a different block
      • Total number of meetings
      • All fields in the Meetings, Pattern restricted times, and Meeting restricted times subcategories




  2. Open the query of courses in Records, Courses
    1. In Records, Courses, select Tools, Options from the menu bar
    2. In the Display this tab when a record is opened field, select Restrictions 2
    3. Click OK
    4. On the Records - Courses page, click Open a Course
    5. On the Open screen, in the Search using query field, select the course query created above
    6. Click Find Now
    7. Double-click the first course that appears in the grid to open it


  3. Delete the appropriate academic year/session record from each course record
    1. On the Restrictions 2 tab of the course record, select the appropriate academic year/session record, and click Delete on the action bar
    2. A message appears asking if you are sure you want to delete the record. Click Yes.
    3. Select File, Save from the menu bar
    4. Click the right arrow on the action bar to access the next course record in the query
    5. Repeat the steps to delete the academic year/session record and save the course record
    6. Repeat for each record in the query