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.

Purging transactions or records:
  • Improves performance for searching, queries, and reports (because fewer records are processed when performing these functions)
  • Permanently deletes records from the database.
  • Does not decrease the database size.

Purged records cannot be restored without restoring to a backup or re-entering the records manually. Make sure you have a recent, tested backup of your database before purging.