Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

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Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby slycrel » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:51 pm

Hey there. I'm the membership clerk in our ward and have been asked to find out why a member's household name is shown as a previous household name even though the household has been made it's own household some time ago. It appears correctly on the lds.org site and in MLS. Multiple people are seeing the same thing. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:59 pm

First, let's check the clerk's side:

In MLS on the individual record, there are 4 fields: Full Name, Preferred Name and Maiden name
On the household record there is: Household name

Make sure all 4 fields are correct. "Full name" should match the person's current legal name. The other fields should be obvious.


Now, on the user's side:

Silly question: have they done a sync?

Is the problem confined to a specific OS? Since you've posted in the iPhone/iPad section, what do Android users see?

If I had to take a wild guess, LDS Tools might be using the Head of Household's last name instead of the Household name field. At least, that's what I'd be on the lookout for.
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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby slycrel » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:51 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I am currently unable to check MLS data, but will do so this evening.

On the user side, it was reported as incorrect on an iOS device. I have confirmed that it shows incorrectly on both iOS and Android in LDS Tools, both with a new install and after a sync.

on lds.org, if I look at the membership records, there is no mention of the household name that shows up in LDS Tools, both in the individual and household tabs. If I edit the individual, the "Family Name" and "Individual name(s)" fields are correct, mirrored by the preferred names, with the suffix blank.

Note that the incorrect name is the name of another household at the same address (the incorrect one is a basement apartment). This appears to be the only connection between them, though it's possible that they were all listed as the same household in the past, due to the address. They are not directly related, no close family ties, so I don't think that should be the case, but I can't verify it -- it all looks correct.

Seems like a bug of some sort to me, but I was hoping that was not the case. Thanks again for any help.

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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:15 pm

The same fields should in in LCR. If the name you are seeing is not found in any of the fields of the individual record, nor the household record, it certainly seems to be a bug. Since it affects both iOS and Android, it's probably with the API.
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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby eblood66 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:31 pm

russellhltn wrote:The same fields should in in LCR. If the name you are seeing is not found in any of the fields of the individual record, nor the household record, it certainly seems to be a bug. Since it affects both iOS and Android, it's probably with the API.

I'm not sure if the household name does show up in LCR yet or not. I wouldn't assume it's a bug until checking the household name in MLS.

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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:43 pm

If it was the household name, I'd expect it to be wrong on the Directory as well.

While it's worth checking, I doubt if that's the culprit.
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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby scgallafent » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:29 pm

eblood66 wrote:I'm not sure if the household name does show up in LCR yet or not.

The household name does not yet show up for editing in LCR.

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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby slycrel » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:25 pm

The household record in MLS did indeed have the incorrect name associated with it. This name is not shown on lds.org on any page that I could find, even when attempting to split a household.

In order to change it, there was no edit button either -- I needed to click on the household, then the hyperlinked incorrect name of the household to view the household record. From there I could edit the household name to be the correct name.

Shortly after I did a send/receive in MLS, I did a sync in LDS tools and the proper name was shown.

Thanks everyone for the help!

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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby russellhltn » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:34 am

OK, then I wonder why the wrong name didn't show up in the Directory as well. Interesting.
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Re: Household name is incorrect on LDS tools app, correct on lds.org?

Postby dedavison » Sun May 15, 2016 3:37 pm

I just ran into this exact problem with a family, so whatever is causing it is still not fixed.


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