Error: Constituent must have a primary phone when adding additional phone numbers in constituent update batch

Some constituents may have identical phone numbers with different phone types on their records.  If a constituent has an existing phone number that is primary, additional phone numbers can be added in a Constituent Update Batch.  However, if the new phone number is identical to the existing one and is non-primary, validating the batch will return an error message: Constituent must have a primary phone.

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When identical phone numbers are included in a constituent update batch, the batch validation checks the new phone numbers against existing ones, and matches up numbers that are the same.  If a match is found, that value is treated as an update instead of an insert.  So, if a number exists as primary on a constituent record and that number is added to a constituent update batch and not marked as primary, the batch validation will identify the match and attempt to update the phone number to be non-primary.  This will trigger the exception, because each constituent must have at least one primary number.


 2.9.1001 patch 24
 2.9.1001, patch 35

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