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by rpyne
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Official Tax Summary Statement format
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

Official Tax Summary Statement format

Is there some special reason that the annual tax statements, both in MLS and the new combined ones sent to us from Church Headquarters, have not or cannot be formatted for use with a window envelope? As a programmer who regularly writes software to produce PDFs for printing, it seams that it would r...
by rpyne
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Where To Record Membership Number On New Tithing Slips
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Where To Record Membership Number On New Tithing Slips

This is one of the recent changes that could have been given more consideration and communication with ward clerks before moving ahead. Without an address on the donation receipt, it is going to make it very difficult to determine if a new donor is actually a new member of the ward, someone just pas...
by rpyne
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: MLS callings updates to lds.org temporarily not available
Replies: 88
Views: 13627

Re: MLS callings updates to lds.org temporarily not availabl

By the way, most of these problems appear to be with custom callings types. So it is best to avoid the custom calling types or minimize their use. In my experience we use custom calling types too often, when there is a standard calling already defined. I tried telling the Relief Society President t...
by rpyne
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: MLS callings updates to lds.org temporarily not available
Replies: 88
Views: 13627

Re: MLS callings updates to lds.org temporarily not availabl

Well, they are messed up AGAIN! I now have random duplications, Custom positions being duplicated in the custom callings list. And several callings that can't be removed because the remove link is missing in MLS.
by rpyne
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Directory
Topic: How long after callings are changed in MLS do they appear in lds.org
Replies: 34
Views: 2666

Re: How long after callings are changed in MLS do they appea

Woo Hoo! After four months of fighting the problem, I finally have them all in sync, after doing exactly what everyone I talked to at Local Unit Support and several people here on the forums kept telling me NOT to do. I deleted all callings from MLS, several times, with refreshes in between. Once th...
by rpyne
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Directory
Topic: How long after callings are changed in MLS do they appear in lds.org
Replies: 34
Views: 2666

Re: Re:

For callings, MLS maintains a copy of a subset of data stored in CDOL. Synchronization is necessary to update the copy of data on MLS with CDOL. MLS also is able to update the centralized database. If that doesn't fall withing your definition of distributed, we have vastly different dictionaries. T...
by rpyne
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Directory
Topic: How long after callings are changed in MLS do they appear in lds.org
Replies: 34
Views: 2666

Re: Re:

In any distributed data system, the system of record must needs be the point of data entry. What has transpired here is a change from a distributed data system, as far as callings are concerned, to a centralized data system. If it were a centralized data system, there would be no synchronization is...
by rpyne
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Directory
Topic: How long after callings are changed in MLS do they appear in lds.org
Replies: 34
Views: 2666

Re:

1) Currently CDOL is defined as the system of record, so the only way to 'sync' the two systems is from CDOL down to MLS. If CDOL is not correct, then anytime a sync occurs you will lose what you have only in MLS. Part of the reason for this decision is to support Clerk Resources being able to edit...
by rpyne
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Directory
Topic: How long after callings are changed in MLS do they appear in lds.org
Replies: 34
Views: 2666

Re: Re:

Quite frankly, I am seriously considering deleting all callings from MLS and buying a magnet board. At least that will work and stay consistent. Technology that malfunctions is worse than no technology. Except that a bunch of members will lose access to the web sites that are part of their calling....
by rpyne
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Directory
Topic: Household photo not being shown on ward directory print out
Replies: 88
Views: 7048

Re: Household photo not being shown on ward directory print

cmr3rd wrote:Unbelieveable. . . And again, why is it they call this a thread?


Because it is frayed?

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