Using batch actions to perform bulk updates in the Address Book

It's sometimes the case that a User wants to 'bulk change' a selection of records or even all records. Batch actions is a feature that enables Users to do just that. Each module in ChurchSuite has its own 'batch action' functionality, with further batch actions planned for the future.

In this article we explore the batch actions currently available in the Address Book module. See the related article for batch actions available in the other modules.


Within the Address Book module's Contacts section, selecting one or more contacts will reveal the Actions menu allowing a User to perform batch actions on the selected contacts.

Batch actions include: Send email, Send SMS, Download CSV, Add to flow, Add to [small] group, Add to key date, Add to tag, Edit, Archive and Delete

Contact Edit batch actions let you make batch changes to the selected contacts' Details, Communication options, My ChurchSuite & Privacy settings and any available Custom fields.


Within a Flow a User can select multiple people and run batch Actions to Process the selected people, or Remove the selected people from a Flow.

The batch Process pop-up lists the Actions that can be run, or you can make a batch change to the Due date and/or Assigned user for the selected people.

Notes report

Within the Address Book module's Reports section, the Notes report includes batch actions for deleting contact notes.

Batch actions include: Delete

Archived Contacts report

Within the Address Book module's Reports section, the Archived Contacts report includes batch actions to delete one or more archived contacts. Notice also how you can filter the list to see just those contacts Archived between a range of date, and those who have certain Key dates within a range of dates.

Batch actions include: Delete, Set as active

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