I am bringing old data into CiviCRM and we have a number of old petitions in a variety of formats (paper, YAWPP) and I didn't see a way to import the old names & emails into a petition. Did I miss something?
So I figured out how to do this, for the future.
You need to import an Activity for each contact. Match as per any other import
Key import details:
- source_record_id = petition id (you may have to look into the db to find this)
- activity type = 32 (or the activity type id listed for Petition Signature in Administer > Customize Data and Screens > Activity Types)
- subject = by default, this is the title of petition
- data = date signed