Sacrament Import Field Information

Keys/Birth Info

Use this Key from Import File
This value connects the sacrament information to the member. For Where is the Import Key in PDS?, select an option to match this key to the corresponding value in your program:
  • Member ID/Envelope Number—Match sacraments to member records using the PDS Member ID/Envelope Number.
  • Member Key—Match sacraments to member records using the value you selected as the Member Key.
Default Area Code

Enter a default area code for any imported records that don't contain the area code information.

Birth Information

Select Overwrite if already present if you're updating the existing sacramental records in your PDS Office program. Any existing data is removed.

Sacrament Information

If you select to overwrite sacrament information if it is already present in your PDS Office program, any existing data is removed.

Sac tabs

On each Sac tab, select a sacrament and enter information about it.

Sacrament

The items in this drop-down list are from your Sacrament Date Names keyword list. To add or edit keywords, on the File menu, click Keywords > Member Keywords > Sacrament Date Names.

Prof. of Faith, Verified, and Cert. on File

For these fields, only Yes/No/True/False values are recognized. The Prof. of Faith field only displays if you select Baptism as the sacrament.

Date/Date of Prof

Only dates formatted as MM/DD/YYYY are recognized. The Date of Prof field only displays if you select Baptism as the sacrament.

Extra Info

This value represents the sacramental name. For Baptism, this is the baptismal name, for Confirmation, this is the confirmation name, and for Marriage, this is the spouse's name.