The Add Constituent ID plug-in adds a constituent ID to all records for which the value is currently null. The plug-in assigns constituent IDs using the following pattern: BB + system record ID.

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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.

Note: Print and read all of the following instructions before running the plug-in.

  1. Log in to the workstation as a local administrator
  2. Download the appropriate plug-in for your version of The Raiser's Edge:
  3. Save the EXE file to the local hard drive of any workstation with The Raiser's Edge 7 installed
  4. Double-click the EXE file
  5. When prompted, unzip the files into the \Plugins folder on the workstation. The EXE file is a self-extracting zip file which contains a DLL and a VBD file. (There are 4 files in the ZIP archive, UpdateDBPlugin.dll, UpdateDB.DAT, UpdateDB.mdb, dobUpdateDBPlugin.vbd)
  6. Register the DLL file on the workstation
  7. Have all other users exit and sign out of The Raiser's Edge 7
  8. Log into The Raiser's Edge 7
  9. Click Plug-Ins from the navigation bar. The Plug-Ins screen appears
  10. Click the Add Constituent ID link
  11. Follow the prompts