P.O. Boxes not showing on Directories in MLS or LDS.ORG

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BEWilson
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P.O. Boxes not showing on Directories in MLS or LDS.ORG

Postby BEWilson » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:30 pm

We have noticed an issue where there are fields within MLS and available to Clerks through LDS.ORG "Clerk Tools" for a separate mailing address aside from the physical address. Post Office Boxes or alternate mailing addresses have been entered in this field but fail to show on lds.org directories or directories printed from MLS. Post Office boxes, or alternate addresses also do not show on custom reports available within MLS. Currently from what I can tell, addresses entered into these fields can only be seen in MLS by Stake/Ward leadership on profiles or printed from the "mailing labels" function in MLS.

Is there a project to update directories to show this information to general membership or at minimum to all auxiliary leaders and secretaries on directories? Can MLS and LDS.ORG be updated to allow better use and visibility of information in these fields or at least allow a custom report to generate for these alternate address fields?

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Re: P.O. Boxes not showing on Directories in MLS or LDS.ORG

Postby aebrown » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:30 am

BEWilson wrote:We have noticed an issue where there are fields within MLS and available to Clerks through LDS.ORG "Clerk Tools" for a separate mailing address aside from the physical address. Post Office Boxes or alternate mailing addresses have been entered in this field but fail to show on lds.org directories or directories printed from MLS. Post Office boxes, or alternate addresses also do not show on custom reports available within MLS. Currently from what I can tell, addresses entered into these fields can only be seen in MLS by Stake/Ward leadership on profiles or printed from the "mailing labels" function in MLS.

Is there a project to update directories to show this information to general membership or at minimum to all auxiliary leaders and secretaries on directories? Can MLS and LDS.ORG be updated to allow better use and visibility of information in these fields or at least allow a custom report to generate for these alternate address fields?

I haven't heard of any project to update this functionality, but then again, we rarely hear of such features until they are released or nearly released.

You might want to look at previous discussions of this issue: Custom Reporting of Mailing Address Fields explains how to export mailing addresses; other perspectives can be found in How to print mailing labels from MLS directory, How to display different mailing address?, or Why not mailing address?


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