We have a whole bunch of contribution records to import into CiviCRM from our legacy database. The membership records already exist in CiviCRM. I can't find a way to link the new contribution records (to be imported) to the existing membership records. Is there a membership record no. that I could extract and use it to link the contribution record (to be imported) to the membership record.
If that is not an option, can I just import the contribution records without linking them to the membership records? The only downside I can see is I wouldn't be able to see the related contributions while I am on the membership screen. But they will all be visible in the Contributions screen.
I'd appreciate the community's thoughts on this. Thanks,