Error: Type Mismatch - when exporting actions from a gift with a linked proposal

Users may want to export Actions that are related to a Gift with a linked Proposal, and may experience the Error: Type Mismatch when exporting actions from a gift with a linked proposal.
This is resolved in 7.96 patch 13, released in September - October 2018 and applied to databases in Blackbaud Hosting Services. If your database is installed locally, download and install the latest version and patch, if applicable. 

In previous versions: 
Remove any field from "Linked Action" from the constituent export and you will not encounter the error.
 

Steps to Duplicate

1. Create a new constituent export and include "All Records"
2. Expand the gift node
3. Expand the Linked Proposal node
4. Expand the Actions node
5. Double click on 'Category'
6. Put 1 in the field asking "For each Constituent, enter the number of Gifts to export:" select OK.
7. Another window should pop up and put 1 in the field asking "For each Gift, enter the number of Proposals to export:" Select OK.
8. The final window should pop up and put 1 in the field asking "For each, enter the number of Actions to export:" Select OK.
9. Click on "Export Now"
10. Name the file, choose the destination, and save.
11. "Error: Type Mismatch" appeared after the export started to run

Note:  This is one example of the criteria that can be used to get the error message, but it can be duplicated using any of the options related to a linked action.

Environment

 Raiser's Edge
 7.96
 13
 Duplicated in version 7.92.5508.6 ; Duplicated in version 7.85.5026.3 ; Duplicated in version 7.84.1720.4

Was this article helpful?


Thanks for your feedback! Did this solve your issue?

Comments (optional):


Thanks for your feedback!
We're glad it was helpful but sorry it didn’t solve your issue. If you need assistance, click Chat with Support below.
We’re sorry to hear that. Please tell us why.

 I don't like how this works.

 The answer is confusing.

 The answer didn't match what I was searching for.

Additional Comments (optional):


Thanks for your feedback! If you need assistance, click Chat with Support below.
Thanks for your feedback. Help us make our products even better by sharing details in our Idea Banks or our online Community.
Thanks for letting us know. We'll work on clarifying the information in the article. If you need assistance, click Chat with Support below.
Thanks for letting us know. We'll work on updating the search engine to return more relevant results.