Ability to inactive attributes

You do not currently have the ability to inactivate attributes. This has become a problem for Arthritis Foundation because they have a lot of different event attributes that are added each year and they don't want some of these attributes to show up as an option to add to events each year. They don't want to remove the attribute if it already exists on events, but they don't want to allow users to add this attribute going forward. The functionality could be similar to how it works in Raiser's Edge.
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  • Jun 29 2015
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  • Guest commented
    May 19, 2016 03:50

    Agreed.  We use this frequently in RE - it's extremely valuable in reducing complexity for users and keeping our data clean.  I hope this is implemented soon in BBCRM.

  • Guest commented
    April 05, 2018 19:40

    We are cleaning up our Model Scores and Ratings attribute categories (a lot of data was put into attributes at conversion that should not have been).  The inability to inactivate attributes is causing a lot of tedious work.  Because there is only the ability to delete attributes and not inactivate them, we have to first identify (by running many queries) and then completely remove the attributes from constituents, queries, selections, etc before CRM will allow us to delete the attribute.  In talking with Blackbaud Support, deleting attributes in other areas of the system has caused issues.  I highly recommend Blackbaud provide a way to not display/inactivate attribute categories when they no longer should be used.

  • Stephanie Krebs commented
    05 Feb 15:25

    Agreed. We inactivated attributes in RE regularly-- especially if the attribute is no longer applied, but needs to be retained for historical purposes.