Product: ImportOmatic
Description: This solution describes how to resolve the error: 'Univer' already exists.  Please use a unique short description.
Environment: All
Version: All

Answer:

This error will occur when importing a new school with the option to Automatically create table entries selected in the General area of the IOM profile.

Raiser's Edge will pull the first 6 characters from the School Name/ID when creating the table value if there is not one deliberately designated. The only way to accomplish this is by entering the School Name/ID manually in the table within RE.

Selecting to Automatically add the table entry will create the table value and then pull the first 6 characters for the short description. If you have two "University of" records, both will have the short description of Univer.