Merging constituent records with actions changes the action import ID on the destination record

When merging constituent records that have actions, the action is merged successfully but the action on the destination record has a new Import ID
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Steps to Duplicate

  1. In The Raiser’s Edge, go to Records, Constituents, and open Geoffrey Becker.
  2. On the Actions tab, open the Follow-Up action type dated 17/06/2004 Click File, Properties, and notice the import ID is 00001-009-0000268.
  3. Close the action and the record.
  4. Go to Admin, Merge Constituents, and enter in Geoffrey Becker for the Merge from field and Julie Bach for the Merge to field.
  5. Include Actions in the Information to be merged below.
  6. Merge Now. Click through the prompts to complete the process.
  7. Go to Records, Constituents, and open Julie Bach.
  8. Go to the Action tab and open the action type for Follow-Up dated for 17/06/2004. Click File and Properties.
  9. Notice the Import ID is different. This is a new actions as this ID is different. This should be the same ID

Environment

 Raiser's Edge
 7.95
 Also affects 7.93 and 7.94

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