Description: This solution describes how to resolve the error: Only a Sponsor Can Sponsor a Registrant
At this time IOM is not able to import constituents as sponsors to an event. The sponsor will have to be in the event already.
If you would like IOM to import sponsors, please vote on this UserVoice Suggestion for consideration of inclusion in a future version of ImportOmatic.
An existing sponsor's Constituent ID or Constituent Import ID can be used to link that sponsor to a registrant during import. If the sponsor's name is in the data file, a dictionary can be used to translate the name to the ID of choice. For more information on how to create a dictionary, please see this solution.
The Constituent ID will be mapped to Record Type = Participant and Value Type = Sponsor Constituent ID
The Constituent Import ID will be mapped to Record Type = Participant and Value Type = Sponsor Constituent Import ID
Please use the following link to locate the ImportOmatic User Guide for additional information.