The Apply Phone Formats plug-in applies phone number formats to existing phone numbers and generates a log file listing the phone numbers that were changed.

If your software is hosted through Blackbaud Hosting Services, refer to How to run a plug-in in a hosted environment.

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 ApplyPhoneFormats_77.exe to the local hard drive of any workstation with The Raiser's Edge installed.
  4. Double-click ApplyPhoneFormats_77.exe.
  5. When prompted, unzip the files into the \Plugins folder on the workstation. (The default path is C:\Program Files\Blackbaud\The Raisers Edge 7\Plugins.) The EXE file is a self-extracting zip file which contains ApplyPhoneFormat.dll and dobApplyPhoneFormat.vbd.
  6. Register ApplyPhoneFormat.dll on the workstation.
  7. Have all other users exit and sign out of The Raiser's Edge.
  8. Log into The Raiser's Edge.
  9. Click Plug-Ins from the navigation bar. The Plug-Ins screen appears.
  10. Click the Apply Phone Formats link.
  11. Follow the prompts.