Constituent Data Import File Layout
The constituent data import file layout instructions tell you how to import constituents using Core's Data Import. For detailed instructions on the actual import process, click here.
If this is your initial import, we recommend you run the imports one at a time in the following order:
After the initial import, you can import content as needed in any oder.
If a user in your database already has a value for a field, and the user is also in your import job, you can enter an upward ^ symbol (also known as a caret, hat, control, up, chevron, or wedge) as a value. This symbol instructs the import to delete the corresponding data from the database.
Data import can be used to bulk remove data from some fields. Each import type's File Layout Help button details which fields of data can be removed in bulk.
It may be billable if you need Blackbaud to remove inaccurate data in bulk.
Validate your data before processing to ensure any issues are resolved prior to the data being imported.
Data import files are processed within a few minutes if there are less than 5,000 records. Files with over 5,000 records will be processed overnight.