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The table "civicrm_line_item" has a field called "contribution_id". For the most part, this field is filled in. But there are many records where the "contribution_id" field is NULL. I have seen this with happen no matter what the "entity_table" value is.

Why is "contribution_id sometimes NULL? What would cause this? (I have seen this in version 4.5.x and version 4.6.5)

  • I've noticed this when importing participants/memberships. Could it be the same thing that you're seeing? – Nicholai Jul 29 '15 at 13:29
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For every contribution, a line_item is being created. The contribution_id field is the FK reference to the civicrm_contribution table.

If I manually delete the Contribution record related to the Contact, the contribution gets deleted from civicrm_contribution table, which results in contribution_id to be NULL in civicrm_line_item.

  • I would have thought that if a contribution is deleted the line items linked to it should also been deleted. – JoAnne Jul 30 '15 at 13:54
  • @JoAnne - I believe the line items aren't deleted for auditing/bookkeeping reasons. I could be wrong! – Jon G - Megaphone Tech Aug 29 '15 at 17:13
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Here's one context where a civicrm_line_item record is created with contribution_id NULL:
Line Items should be created for all Membership Signup/Renewal and Participant Registration transactions

See also:
Line item for membership entity should be created even when Record Payment is not checked

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