The wife's name appears first in directory download

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seegmiller
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The wife's name appears first in directory download

Postby seegmiller » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:47 am

This week, several members of my ward changed on the directory download to Excel. It appears that in part member families, the person who is a member appears first in the family list where last week the husband appeared first. Jones, Bob and Mary is now Jones, Mary and Bob, where Bob is not a member.

Has anyone else noticed this? Am I right in assuming the member is first?

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Re: The wife's name appears first in directory download

Postby RossEvans » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:55 pm

seegmiller wrote:This week, several members of my ward changed on the directory download to Excel. It appears that in part member families, the person who is a member appears first in the family list where last week the husband appeared first. Jones, Bob and Mary is now Jones, Mary and Bob, where Bob is not a member.

Has anyone else noticed this? Am I right in assuming the member is first?


I just tried, and I cannot replicate the behavior you describe. In my directory download, the husband's name always comes first in the "Couple Name" field -- such as "Jones, Robert & Mary" -- including households with non-member spouses. The same is true in a file I downloaded two days ago,

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Re: The wife's name appears first in directory download

Postby seegmiller » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:26 pm

All I know is that about 20 families on the map download changed from last week, and the only thing I can see is the the husband is not a member.

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Re: The wife's name appears first in directory download

Postby RossEvans » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:49 pm

seegmiller wrote:All I know is that about 20 families on the map download changed from last week, and the only thing I can see is the the husband is not a member.


I didn't realize you were talking about the download from the Maps page, not the Directory page. (You posted this in the Directory subforum.)

Checking my own download from Maps, it does output the wife's name first in the case of a non-member husband. It is not just the download that is affected, but the display of the household names on the page itself. This is different logic than the Directory page uses. Sounds like a bug to me.
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Re: The wife's name appears first in directory download

Postby russellhltn » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:55 pm

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