When exporting historical membership information, the current membership is displayed in the first column of the historical information fields.
Current membership information will always appear when exporting from the Historical Membership section. When selecting fields under "Membership>Current", this will pull the membership information for the most-recent membership transaction. When selecting fields under "Membership>History", this pulls the historical transaction information beginning with the most-recent transaction --->the earliest transaction.
For example, let's refer to this screenshot:
In the screenshot, Robert Hernandez has one membership:
Standing: Active Category: Aqua Kids Expires on: 8/31/16 Join Date: 12/25/1999
Historically, Robert has 5 membership transactions for the aforementioned membership. The current transaction is the first row of the historical information, which is what pulls when we select Membership>Current:
Transaction Type: Renewal-Same Transaction Date: 08/31/2015 Total Paid: $0.00 Category: Aqua Kids
Because the current transaction is still a part of Robert Hernandez's membership's history, the current transaction is included in the membership history section of the Memberships tab, so when we select "Membership>History", the current transaction will be included.
Steps to Duplicate
Create a new constituent export
Select to include Membership > Current > Category Description and Membership >Current > Benefits > Benefit
Select to include Membership > History > Category Description (export 2) and Membership >History > Benefits > Benefit
The first history fields include the current membership. The second set of history fields include the historical membership.