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If a price set is changed in terms of prices etc will that affect reports for past events that used that same price set?

If it did do that we would have a huge list of price sets just to maintain reporting!

Cheers!

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Almost certainly no, but it might depend on the report you're looking at. Specifically, financial transaction data is stored with the full amounts, not just a reference to the price set, so you can't change a contribution by changing the priceset it came from.

In other words, it's safe to update a priceset from one year to the next for an annual event, for example.

  • Does that also mean it's safe to change to a different price set on a live contribution page without affecting existing contributions? Or even remove the price set and use the Fixed Amounts section? – Karen S May 3 '18 at 19:52
  • Yes, probably. I wouldn't delete a price set, that can cause messes, but you can stop using a price set on a contribution page and use the fixed amounts section instead. The 'probably' is in case you've got some other customization or extension that is counting on a particular configuration. – Alan Dixon May 4 '18 at 21:17

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