Allow multiple participant registrations to the same event ID for the same constituent record
We are using ImportOmatic to import all of our events data and we have come up against a challenge when it comes to importing in runners who effectively should be registered more than once to the same event.
In Raiser’s Edge, there is an option to ‘Allow multiple registration’, effectively, meaning that a constituent record will be registered to an event called ‘Other Runs’ and they may well be taking part in events within ‘Other runs’ more than once.
When importing these records into Raiser’s Edge, ImportOmatic is defaulting to matching at that existing participant record.
So, we were hoping that we could use ImportOmatic to create a new participant record (instead of matching to the existing participant record).
We’re happy to announce that this suggestion has been added to ImportOmatic in versions 3.6 and higher! You can learn more by visiting www.omaticsoftware.com, where you’ll have access to our forums, release notes, and downloads.
Thanks for your feedback!
To add to my previous comment - The Raiser's Edge Import function allows for both adding new participant records as well as updating existing participants. It does not assume that you want to update an existing participant record unless you indicate that using the Participant Import ID for the existing participant.
Are there any talks of having this updated in ImportOmatic?
I'm having this issue as well. We have the same constituent buying into the same event multiple times and need to be able to import more than participant for the same constituent on the same event. Echoing Mark's comment - this is a standard function within the Raiser's Edge Events Module when inputting participant manually.