Cannot add Address - District in Custom Report Format

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jodelasur
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Cannot add Address - District in Custom Report Format

Postby jodelasur » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:40 am

I can't find a way to add the Address - District Column in Custom Reports. We need it because here in our place most addresses are traceable by knowing the Barangay, which we enter in the District field. Grouping by Barangay/District is also needed in organizing our visits. Is there a way to show this?

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Re: Cannot add Address - District in Custom Report Format

Postby jdlessley » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:29 am

jodelasur wrote:I can't find a way to add the Address - District Column in Custom Reports.

The "Address - District" field must be a unique data field in your area/country, or has been added as a custom field since it is not a standard field available in the United States. If the data is an address field or a custom field in MLS then it can be added to a custom report.

Edit the custom report to add a column for the "Address - District" data field. On the "Format" tab select the field name, in this case "Address - District", in the "Columns" section. Then arrange the order of the columns desired in the "Column Order section.
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Re: Cannot add Address - District in Custom Report Format

Postby jodelasur » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:40 am

That's my problem, I don't see the "Address - District" field in the "Columns" section. Not even a "District" field.

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Re: Cannot add Address - District in Custom Report Format

Postby jdlessley » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:03 am

It sounds like MLS has a custom configuration for your country or area. Those of us in the U.S. cannot help you because our MLS configuration does not include that data field. I recommend you call the administrative office that services your stake for further assistance.
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Re: Cannot add Address - District in Custom Report Format

Postby jodelasur » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:18 am

I called our local administrative office and they told me that the District field should be present in all MLS because it is the standard.

If this is indeed just in the Philippines, can I request for the feature to add this field in custom reports in future MLS releases? And also fix any other concern related to this field?

Our admin office recommended me to transfer all data from the Address - District field to Address - Street 2. But that'd mean I'd manually edit 750+ records. Other than that, I think the data should stay in the District field because many sources (like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barangay) tell me that a Barangay is indeed a District.

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Re: Cannot add Address - District in Custom Report Format

Postby jdlessley » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:12 am

jodelasur wrote:If this is indeed just in the Philippines, can I request for the feature to add this field in custom reports in future MLS releases? And also fix any other concern related to this field?

While we can discuss these things in the forum, we can do nothing to get such a request submitted the the MLS development team for a change. I recommend you send in the change request using the MLS messaging system. You can also ask your stake/district president request a change through the priesthood chain.
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