I have always found attributes to be odd to work with in The Raiser’s Edge API. For some reason Blackbaud treat them somewhat differently than other child objects on a record. I have already spoken about that a few years ago but I wanted to elaborate on a couple of issues.
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Attributes are a common tool within The Raiser’s Edge. I know of no organisation that does not have any constituent attributes. Yet the API treats them rather peculiarly. Unlike an import where you specify the category and description the Attribute record doesn’t store the category in plain text. This would be OK if you regularly referred to attributes with their code table id but you do not. They are referred to using the category text.
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