Move fields from membership to contact database and back
Is it possible to move data from the member fields area to the Contacts customized fields?
I created a field in my member fields when I originally set up all of the fields. Now that I look at it, it makes more sense to have this information moved to a contacts customized field as I would like to have ALL contacts include the information and not just the members.
I have about 60 people who have input information into the field and I was wonder if there is a way to transfer that information, or the entire field, to the contacts customized fields area short of opening each record individually and manually copy and pasting it from on field to the other?
Bill Tidball commented
Thank you for your feedback on this. Although it seems like a small problem, and with the work around solution it can be resolved, but it would be great to handle this in an easier manner.
Not something that should bump other bigger items off the wish list but something to resolve if you get the chance as it constantly happens during the first couple months of a new configuration of the software.
While we have a workaround (via import/export) it's still not very convenient to use - I agree that we need to do something about this. I'll keep it in wishlist for now - unfortunately this is something we cannot do easy and fast.
Yes, this will work for moving contacts fields to membership fields.
Also, the process for moving one type of field to another is a bit simpler now with our new import process. After you export your database and then delete the fields simply import your file again right afterward. Wild Apricot will see it contains fields that don't exist in your database and ask you if you would like to create them as membership or contact fields.
Would this solution work out if i wanted to do the opposite, and move some fields from contacts to the membership fields? We found that now we are using events, that some of our fields in contacts are unnecessary and looks a little unprofessional, but didnt realise it'd be an issue when originally setting up.
To move these fields, first go to your Contacts tab and export all your contacts. Next, go to your Membership fields and delete the fields that you want to have under Contact fields. Once these are deleted, go into Contact fields and recreate them with the same names. Afterward, go to your Contacts tab and import the file you had exported earlier to repopulate the fields you had moved.