About the Diocesan Fund External ID

This article provides information about the Fund 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. To support diocesan data exports, the diocese needs to set an additional ID value on funds separate from the fund number.  For ParishSoft DDM this ID is the appeal id and is required for the diocese exports.

The Giving Settings card is where the External ID is located, and where it can be set or edited on parish or diocesan accounts. The Giving Administrator can set the External ID while creating an internal or external fund with the fund wizard. The External ID is also displayed and can be edited from the Fund Detail card.


The External ID can be found in the following locations within the system:

Giving Settings:

Edit Giving Settings:

Fund Wizard for Internal and External Funds and Fund Review Page:

Fund Card:

Edit Fund Settings:









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