Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

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Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby dkarbuckle » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:34 pm

I have been going through all of our callings in MLS and trying to make sure all of the names are aligned with the default names and removing some of the custom callings we were using. During this process, I found a custom calling for a member in our "Other" category that I can't do anything with. Instead of having a blue text that is clickable for the calling name, it is black and I can't edit this calling or remove it.

Any idea how to fix this problem?

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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby Biggles » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:51 pm

This could be from a Stake MLS entry, which aren't editable on the Ward level MLS.

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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:06 pm

This is from the latest mls 3.5 upgrade. To remove it you have to go to the area where you create custom callings and delete the whole calling.

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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby dkarbuckle » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:20 pm

Thanks for the replies.

Biggles -- This isn't a Stake MLS entry, it is one that I created.

Gary -- I thought I tried deleting the custom calling, but this didn't make a difference. I'll give this a try again and see what happens.

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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby jonesrk » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:29 am

dkarbuckle wrote:Thanks for the replies.

Biggles -- This isn't a Stake MLS entry, it is one that I created.

Gary -- I thought I tried deleting the custom calling, but this didn't make a difference. I'll give this a try again and see what happens.

You can also try requesting a unit data refresh. This should clear up a problem that was caused by creating custom positions in MLS 3.5.1.
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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby dkarbuckle » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:28 am

JonesRK wrote:You can also try requesting a unit data refresh. This should clear up a problem that was caused by creating custom positions in MLS 3.5.1.

Thanks Ryan. I was planning on doing that after we have our membership audit this Sunday. Is there any concern about loosing local data when you do a refresh?

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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:37 am

dkarbuckle wrote:Is there any concern about loosing local data when you do a refresh?


I would do a print-out of all local positions. Any that are not recorded at the other end will disappear.
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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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby dkarbuckle » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:08 pm

russellhltn wrote:I would do a print-out of all local positions. Any that are not recorded at the other end will disappear.

Thanks. I was planning on doing that...wouldn't want to loose any information.

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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby dkarbuckle » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:03 am

Just wanted to report back that I resolved this issue by deleting the custom position that was causing the problem and then adding it back in. There are one of two things that may have caused this issue: upgrading to the most recent version of MLS and/or moving over to a new computer after we did the update. One interesting thing that I found during this process is that all of the custom positions, in every category, were duplicated. So I also cleaned these up too.

Now my last problem is that I have several duplicate callings that show up when viewing this via LDS.org, but these duplicates don't appear in MLS.

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Re: Uneditable/Removable Calling in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:40 am

dkarbuckle wrote:Now my last problem is that I have several duplicate callings that show up when viewing this via LDS.org, but these duplicates don't appear in MLS.


I think the answer to that is similar. Delete it completely, sync. Refresh. Do not add anyone back in until you've eliminated them on-line.
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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