Consider the pros and cons before deleting a batch.


  • The list of batches is shorter, making it easier to locate a particular batch.
  • Slower database growth. For example, if the database includes older batches containing committed gifts (especially ones including solicitor, soft credit, and matching gift information), the size of the database can increase significantly.
  • Committed gifts are not deleted when batches are deleted.
  • Membership transactions linked to committed gifts are not affected when the batch is deleted.


  • Once a batch is deleted, it cannot be recovered. So, before deleting a batch, consider printing batch commit control reports and/or validation reports.
  • If the gifts are not committed, the data entered in the batch will be lost when the batch is deleted.