Deleting MLS accounts

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joshbingham
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Deleting MLS accounts

Postby joshbingham » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:12 am

Brothers,

New Ward clerk here.

I tried deleting some old MLS accounts in my ward's computer (former ward members), and I got some message about that person being attached to some files. The account status turned to "restore".

What does this mean? How long until we will be able to delete the account?

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Re: Deleting MLS accounts

Postby russellhltn » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:35 am

It means their accounts are tied to finical transactions and can't be purged until the data is purged. In the US, that's 3 years plug current.

The fact you've inactivated them is good enough. They shouldn't show up in any screens that matter.
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Re: Deleting MLS accounts

Postby Jester_ag » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:00 am

We have the same issue, our ward was using generic accounts but attaching them to active members with specific passwords, but after reading these forums I decided to change them to actual people. This has been a trick in itself, but with all the old ones that are no longer needed, I am marking them as ZZ_Delete# & because they have to be tied to a person's name, I am using my 7yr old son & marking them as inactive. Hopefully in a few years we can delete them and they will disappear, but I checked the Audit and they do not show up if they are inactive.

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Re: Deleting MLS accounts

Postby aebrown » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:36 am

Jester_ag wrote:Hopefully in a few years we can delete them and they will disappear

Actually, you don't need to take any further action. If the MLS accounts have been deactivated, then when the fiscal year is closed that finally causes their last connected transaction to be deleted, those users will be deleted as well.

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Re: Deleting MLS accounts

Postby Jester_ag » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:07 am

AeBrown, Thank you for the information about it being deleted after the fiscal year is closed... I was looking through the forum and found at least 3 threads on the same topic, is there a way to *flag* a topic so it stays up on page 1 for all new Ward Clerks? would help prevent the same questions multiple times. just a thought.


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