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.

To identify the records with the address type:

  1. In Configuration, click Business Rules. Select General and make sure the address type is not selected for When copying preferred to alternate use this address type
  2. Create a constituent query filtering on Addresses, All Addresses, Address Type equals [the address type to delete]
  3. Create a relationship query filtering on Individuals, Address, Address Type equals [the address type to delete]
  4. Create a relationship query filtering on Organizations, Address, Address Type [the address type to delete]
  5. Create a participant query (if you have the Events module) filtering on Addresses, Address Type equals [the address type to delete]

Run a global change on each of the queries to globally change the address type to delete to another address type. The three types of global changes to perform are:

  1. Constituent
  2. Individual/Contact/Employee Relationship
  3. Organization/Business Relationship

Note: The participant address type cannot be globally changed. Manually update these.