Trying to import contributions. The data file has integer for Financial Type. Import fails Error File says: "Financial Type is not valid: 1"

Everything I have read said to enter the Financial Type Id. My data table for Financial Type has IDs 1,2,3,4,5 How can 1 not be valid?


We’ve hit this too in the past -> solution is to use the Name of the Financial Type. eg Donation (instead of 1). PS - Also match the case.

  • I followed your suggestion, and the problem was solved. Contrary to the documentation, the Financial Type is the Financial Type Name not the Financial Type ID. Thanks. – Ben Bachrach May 7 '19 at 23:28
  • Exactly - glad it helped you out. – KarinG - Semper IT May 8 '19 at 0:05
  • @BenBachrach - if you've found a bug in the documentation would be great if you can submit an update for that. – Aidan May 8 '19 at 8:22
  • I think it’s even _id in the header of that column in the import_errors csv file – KarinG - Semper IT May 8 '19 at 12:01
  • @Aidan - where do we submit updates for the documentation? – Ben Bachrach May 9 '19 at 7:36

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