Hi folks. I’ve been looking at various discussions on how to link data between different publishers (e.g. Using related-activity to link data between different publishers) and I just wanted to check that my current understanding is correct. I understand that there is no intention for full accounting level trace-ability but we do want to be able to follow the money.
We shouldn’t use related-activities to link donor to implementing org activities. Instead that link is made through transactions
Ideally we should provide @provider-activity-id in the incoming transaction to match the donor activity but we might not always know that. It any case we should be matching amounts and dates
related-activities and parent/child relationships should really be restricted to within our own organisation.
It’s basic stuff but there appear to be a few different ways to achieve the same aim so I would rather follow the same practices as others