Note: Before you proceed with the following instructions, back up the database.(BB52243) If your organization integrates multiple Blackbaud products, refer to the Additional Requirements section of the backup solution.

Carefully read all of the instructions listed below before proceeding. If you are new to importing, also refer to How to import - the basics of importing (BB58904).

In Import, select Prospect Financial Information from the Constituent category. Click New and select the following parameters. For more information on what these parameters mean, refer to How to import in The Raiser's Edge 7 - The Basics of Importing (BB58904).

General Tab:
  • What do you want to do? Update existing records
  • Options Create new table entries
  • What file do you wish to import? Browse to the import file
  • How do you want the system to identify existing constituents? Use the Import ID
  • What is the format of this import file? Delimited
File Layout Tab:
  • Field Separators and Text Qualifiers: Comma, Quotation
  • Import Field Names: Field names are on the first line of the import file
  • Sample Import Format: Verify the first few rows of the import file
Fields Tab:

In the Import Fields frame, verify that all rows in the Field to Import column are correctly mapped to the corresponding field in the Raiser's Edge Field column.

Summary Tab:

We recommend marking all available checkboxes. At the very least, mark the Create control report option.