What is an External ID?

The external ID is an optional additional attribute that can be set on funds and is displayed within the system. This alphanumeric ID is used for some exports into other Church Management Programs or Accounting Software. 

This is used when the contribution software assigns a unique identifier outside of the envelope number. When this field is utilized, the envelope number is viewable along with the External ID on the donor account screen, as well as the export of contributions if it is required by your software. 

The External ID field is set in the Giving Settings. Click here for steps to set the External ID.

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