Splitting an Online Form Submission into Multiple Donations

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Each form submission in DonorSnap creates one donation record.

If you creating a pseudo-shopping cart experience with multiple types of purchases in DonorSnap, then you will need to make a decision: Do you want to track all of those items in one donation record or do you need them in separtate donation records?

There is no correct answer here, it is a matter of what is best for your organization. If you aren’t sure, try to think about the reports that you will want later on. Do you need the information broken out in to each individual payment? Or is having one lump sum okay?

How do I use a field more than one time in my form?

You cannot. Each field can only be used one time in a form.

If you want to have multiple Accounting Codes (or DonationTypes, or Campaigns) for a single payment, you can’t; you have to SPLIT that donation in to individual payments, each with its relevant Accounting Code/Type/Campaign, etc. .

For online forms, each submission only creates one donation record, so that is why you can only have the Accounting Code field on your form one time. You will have to do work to manually split your payments with their different accounting codes, or whatever additional fields you need, once it downloads from the online form in to DonorSnap.

How do I Split a Donation from a Responsive Form Submission?

The video below will walk you through an example of how to process an open record of your online donation form and split it into multiple donations in a donor’s record. This process is only necessary if you need to track/report on the different types of purchases as separate donation records.

Related Pages

Form Totals in Responsive Forms Training Webinar
Event Registration Forms Training Webinar
Donation Forms Training Webinar

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