Export data with respect to telephone numbers

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dalewebb
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Export data with respect to telephone numbers

Postby dalewebb » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:20 pm

I "create" a ward telephone directory on a single sheet of paper for distribution to ward members based on the family.csv that is exported from the file menu. The problem comes with families where the husband and wife have cell phones and separate numbers - they want to be listed separately.

Is there any chance that the Church would make an export option such that, if the husband and wife have separate phone individual numbers, that they are exported separately instead of as a family?

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Postby RossEvans » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:26 pm

dalewebb wrote:I "create" a ward telephone directory on a single sheet of paper for distribution to ward members based on the family.csv that is exported from the file menu. The problem comes with families where the husband and wife have cell phones and separate numbers - they want to be listed separately.

Is there any chance that the Church would make an export option such that, if the husband and wife have separate phone individual numbers, that they are exported separately instead of as a family?


In MLS, you might try the Membership.csv export file if your audience is leadership. It does require Administrator privilege because of included confidential data you would need to delete. At the moment, there is an apparent bug in the Household Phone and Household E-mail fields in that file. But I think the Individual Phone field is working okay.

But for your purpose of a general printed directory, I think you would be better off just downloading the csv file from the new lds.org website. Go to Tools -> Directory -> Export Households. That has both Household and Individual Phone numbers. It also has the benefit of allowing members to log on and suppress their own contact data if they wish. MLS has no such option.


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