name unknown on household being home taught report

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nwrain21
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name unknown on household being home taught report

Postby nwrain21 » Mon May 09, 2011 10:26 pm

On the households being home taught report there is a section of "households" that are listed as Name Unknown, First Name Middle Name (example; Name Unknown John Doe). I recognize the names as former members of the ward who have move out within the last six months or so.

Any suggestions on removing these households? I haven't found this issue anywhere else in MLS. The names are not selectable to delete.

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Postby russellhltn » Tue May 10, 2011 1:22 am

I'd suggest a Unit data refresh. Failing that, call local unit support.
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Postby RossEvans » Tue May 10, 2011 7:03 am

nwrain21 wrote:On the households being home taught report there is a section of "households" that are listed as Name Unknown, First Name Middle Name (example; Name Unknown John Doe). I recognize the names as former members of the ward who have move out within the last six months or so.

Any suggestions on removing these households? I haven't found this issue anywhere else in MLS. The names are not selectable to delete.


The "Name Unknown" records are internal dummy records maintained within MLS for recent move-outs to facilitate quarterly home teaching statistics. What may be a bug is the display of those nonsensical records in the report by household. (I'm not sure if that is by design or not.) There is a known bug related to this in the MLS export file HomeTeaching.csv, which may be related to this behavior in the report.

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"it's a feature"

Postby gregneg » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:33 pm

:confused:
--- to maintain statistical accuracy of some sort. At least that is gist the written response to my bug report (after I tried the "refresh" thing).

Every individual in a former household shows up as a "Name Unknown" surname as an unassigned. (how changing one household HT responsibility to several unassigned responsibilities maintains statistics is a mystery to me)

I do know it is creating questions for our local leadership. I'm waiting for an answer through the MLS messaging system to advise us as to what (if anything) we are supposed to do with them.


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