Techie - Can't download MLS

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comsayhi2me
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Techie - Can't download MLS

Postby comsayhi2me » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:18 am

I try to download MLS on my Branch System, But i was unable to do that WHY?

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Postby techgy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:06 am

You need to be more specific. Where were you trying to download it from? Did you get any error messages? If so, what were they?
Finally, if you are not the Stake Technology Specialist, I would suggest that you contact him and ask for assistance.
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Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:18 am

As techgy said, we need more information. I will note that with MLS moving to it's new home, you have to have to log into lds.org AND have the proper calling to be able to download it. Off hand, I don't know what callings are supported.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Postby jdlessley » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:53 am

RussellHltn wrote:Off hand, I don't know what callings are supported.
At the ward level, at least the ward clerk and assistant ward clerk have these permissions. There may be others but I haven't asked the bishopric or membership clerk if they have access.
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Roles to Download MLS

Postby krebsj » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:28 pm

RussellHltn wrote:As techgy said, we need more information. I will note that with MLS moving to it's new home, you have to have to Sign into lds.org AND have the proper calling to be able to download it. Off hand, I don't know what callings are supported.


The following roles allow you to download MLS from RKATS:

Stake Presidency, including:
Stake President, Stake Presidency First Counselor, Stake Presidency Second Counselor, District President, District Presidency First Counselor, District Presidency Second Counselor, Mission President, Mission Presidency First Counselor, Mission Presidency Second Counselor

Bishopric, including:
Bishop, Bishopric First Counselor, Bishopric Second Counselor, Branch President, Branch Presidency First Counselor, Branch Presidency Second Counselor

Stake Clerk or Assistant Clerk, including:
Stake Clerk, Stake Assistant Clerk, Stake Assistant Clerk--Finance, Stake Assistant Clerk--Membership, District Clerk, District Assistant Clerk, District Assistant Clerk--Finance, District Assistant Clerk--Membership, Mission Clerk, Stake Executive Secretary, Stake Assistant Executive Secretary, District Executive Secretary, District Assistant Executive Secretary, Mission Executive Secretary

Ward Clerk or Assistant Clerk, including:
Ward Clerk, Ward Assistant Clerk, Ward Assistant Clerk--Finance, Ward Assistant Clerk--Membership, Branch Clerk, Branch Assistant Clerk, Branch Assistant Clerk--Finance, Branch Assistant Clerk--Membership, Ward Executive Secretary, Branch Executive Secretary

Technology Specialist, including:
Stake Assistant Clerk--Technology Spc, District Assistant Clerk--Technology Spc

Auditors, including:
Stake Auditor, District Auditor, Stake Audit Committee Member, District Audit Committee Member, Stake Audit Committee Chairman, District Audit Committee Chairman, Area Auditor, Assistant Area Auditor

Thanks!
R. Justin Krebs :)
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Postby jswalberg » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:48 pm

Make sure that you "officially" have the right calling selected in MLS by either the Stake or Ward clerk, as appropriate. By official, I mean make sure that the clerk picked your calling from the pre-defined list of callings that Justin Krebs mentioned above. In my case, back in 2007 the Stake Clerk had picked "Other" from the calling list and named it "Assistant Clerk/Tech Specialist." That was ok for the past 5 years, but that didn't give me access to the MLS software that is now located at lds.org (instead of mls.lds.org and protected by password). I changed the calling to "Assistant Stake Clerk--Technology Specialist" on the Stake's MLS and that fixed the issue of not having access to MLS and other software.

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Postby jdlessley » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:25 pm

jswalberg wrote:Make sure that you "officially" have the right calling selected in MLS by either the Stake or Ward clerk, as appropriate. By official, I mean make sure that the clerk picked your calling from the pre-defined list of callings that Justin Krebs mentioned above.
Those "official" callings are standard positions. When selecting a position to add to an organization in MLS, standard positions will appear with a yellow star to the left of the position name. Custom positions will appear with an orange circle to the left of the position name. When positions are checked in CDOL, standard positions are in black font while custom positions are in orange font.

Custom positions can be spelled exactly the same as a standard position. To make sure a position is not a custom position, an MLS administrator should use the Custom Positions Review tool in MLS.
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