IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are exporting pledge data and re-importing it in order to bulk update it, make sure you include the LGL Constituent ID and the LGL Gift ID (the gift ID for the pledge) in your export. When re-importing, ensure that you set up mappings for these fields (map the LGL Gift ID [for the pledge] to the LGL Gift ID field) so that the bulk change you are making will occur in the correct constituent and pledge records.
Uploading gifts as payments against pledges
You can upload gifts as payments against pledges by using the "Parent Gift ID" to identify the pledge.
Excerpt from the Data Dictionary
Use one of the parent gift IDs to identify the pledge, and then include information about the payment. Each row below represents a pledge and then a payment against the pledge:
The result in LGL shows the two gifts, indicates that they are pledge payments, and shows the Source (parent gift) information:
If you want to upload pledges and payments, you'll want to make sure the pledges are processed by the Flex Importer prior to the payments. You can ensure that by listing the pledges in rows above the payments in your spreadsheet.
NOTE: It is not possible to upload pledge payments to Installments.