MLS 3.5 Rollout - Stake experience and what may be missing in the upgrade

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MLS 3.5 Rollout - Stake experience and what may be missing in the upgrade

Postby dongreen » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:36 am

On a Stake level, we had to do the send/receive and wait 30 minutes three times before the Finance portion would work.
We no longer have a Stake Sunday School Presidency nor no positions to select to add them.
Also when printing checks, stake members addresses are not being placed on the checks. Have to hand enter.

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Postby jdlessley » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:26 pm

[Moderator note: This thread was split from the MLS 3.5 Rollout Status thread because it addresses a different topic.]
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Postby aebrown » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:12 pm

dongreen wrote:On a Stake level, we had to do the send/receive and wait 30 minutes three times before the Finance portion would work.


I also upgraded a stake MLS installation. But although I did probably 5 S/Rs I only had to wait 30 minutes once. In fact, the entire installation was done with everything unlocked in about 35 minutes. But I'm sure that server load and other factors can make a big difference.

dongreen wrote:We no longer have a Stake Sunday School Presidency nor no positions to select to add them.


I just noticed that today. We have a new stake Sunday School president, and when I went to that organization in stake MLS to add the new president, the section was blank. When I tried to add a position, I saw that the organization was "District Sunday School Presidency" instead of "Stake Sunday School Presidency", which explains why all the positions are blank. I checked on CDOL and saw that the Stake Sunday School Presidency is still in place, but with stake MLS misbehaving, I have no way to make changes to it.

I've thought of doing a Unit Data Refresh, but I haven't done that yet.

dongreen wrote:Also when printing checks, stake members addresses are not being placed on the checks. Have to hand enter.


That seems to be the case with payees who are not of type "Member". Unfortunately, it appears that most if not all of my payees who are member of the stake (and were clearly added as "Member" payees initially) are now of type "Member of another unit." I'm not looking forward to relinking each donor to his membership record, especially if I'm not sure the delinking won't be repeated.

But I did experiment with a couple of payees to make them of type "Member" linked to their membership record, and the address did appear again when I subsequently wrote a check to them.
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Postby giffordrb » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:14 pm

Looking at this issue now...
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Postby dajoker » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:42 am

For completeness, I saw the same thing and reported it in a duplicate thread (searching failure on my part caused that) over yonder: https://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?13808-MLS-3.5-update-lost-all-member-payees-addresses

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Postby simonawright » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:13 pm

That seems to be the case with payees who are not of type "Member". Unfortunately, it appears that most if not all of my payees who are member of the stake (and were clearly added as "Member" payees initially) are now of type "Member of another unit." I'm not looking forward to relinking each donor to his membership record, especially if I'm not sure the delinking won't be repeated.

I had the same problem with one of my units, unfortunately it wouldn't let me link the donor record to the membership record and so this has been raised with MLSsupport

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Postby giffordrb » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:30 pm

dongreen wrote:We no longer have a Stake Sunday School Presidency nor no positions to select to add them.

A fix for this has been put in today


Also when printing checks, stake members addresses are not being placed on the checks. Have to hand enter.

Looking at this unlinking issue still
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