When running the Credit Card Updater service in Raiser's Edge, users may notice on the control report that the same card appears to be updated multiple times, for example, for a recurring gift and all the payments for that recurring gift.
Just like other control reports in the Raiser's Edge, the Credit Card Updater (CCU) Control Report displays a snapshot of changes made to records in the database. In this case, the report displays every constituent with updated credit card information, and details of how that information changed. The report also lists the corresponding gifts with which the credit cards were associated. Users often confuse the Number of Cards Updated data with the registered cards updated and charged for the service. The Number of Cards Updated is showing the number of places where records were updated with the changes made from the service. For example, a valid credit card registered with the service, located on the Bio1 tab of a constituent record, can be shared or linked with multiple gift records. When the valid credit card (from Bio1) is updated through CCU the credit card is updated on the Bio1 tab of the constituent record, this update is then shared on any gift record where that credit card was linked such as Pledges (Active or Completed).