How to export MLS Data

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How to export MLS Data

Postby OS1802 » Sun May 20, 2012 2:39 pm

I'm new to my calling as Ward Clerk and read several threads about exporting data from MLS as a .cvs file. However, they were outdated by several years. Can someone please inform me of the best way to export reports and lists to a .csv file?

I'm particularly interested in exporting the current list of callings by organizations.

Thanks!

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Postby RossEvans » Sun May 20, 2012 2:51 pm

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sspencer80 wrote:I'm new to my calling as Ward Clerk and read several threads about exporting data from MLS as a .cvs file. However, they were outdated by several years. Can someone please inform me of the best way to export reports and lists to a .csv file?

I'm particularly interested in exporting the current list of callings by organizations.

Thanks!


The usage is File -> Export. Then select the file you want. In this case, that CSV file will be named Organization.csv.

To obtain these standard export csv files, a user with administrative privileges must approve the action.

There also is a generalized capability to get a CSV file from most membership reports, which is not so restricted.

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Postby OS1802 » Sun May 20, 2012 2:52 pm

Got it - thanks! Easy enough.

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Postby kisaac » Mon May 21, 2012 12:20 am

The threads may be several years old, but I don't think the process has changed at all. I really don't use the File - > Export much at all. It doesn't give me the control I want. I use regular reports or custom reports to give me what I need, then "save to file" for a csv. Sometimes this feature is offered in a button near the print button, or under the edit menu; Use "Copy to File," or "Copy to clipboard" and then "Paste" directly to an application like a spreadsheet. This can be manipulated or saved as a csv or spreadsheet format. In some MLS screens you can select columns and copy these to your clipboard for pasting into other apps.


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