Merging Payees

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Merging Payees

Postby wrigjef » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:01 am

A stake clerk writing a couple of supplimental budget allocation checks to wards. As the payee (ward) is selected it is noticed that there are multiple indentical payees. I know that this happened during the transituion and I spent quite a bit of time merging the appropraite payees but I notice that now it has to be done all over again. Am I doing something wrong or is this a known issue?

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Postby aebrown » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:18 am

wrigjef wrote:A stake clerk writing a couple of supplimental budget allocation checks to wards. As the payee (ward) is selected it is noticed that there are multiple indentical payees. I know that this happened during the transituion and I spent quite a bit of time merging the appropraite payees but I notice that now it has to be done all over again. Am I doing something wrong or is this a known issue?


It's a known issue. MLS seems to be recreating unit payees frequently. For each ward in my stake, our stake MLS now has well over a dozen instances of the payee record. I occasionally go in and hide all the duplicates, but that is tedious. Our wards have a similar problem, but often their only unit payee is the stake, so it's not as big a problem for them.

I hope this problem is fixed in MLS 3.3; our stake will not switch over until January, so we're just hanging in there until the bug is fixed.
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Postby crislapi » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:52 pm

As stated, it's a known issue. See here.

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Postby wrigjef » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:05 pm

crislapi wrote:As stated, it's a known issue. See here.


The linked thread brings up another question. Is it possible for me to change settings in MLS to change the default printing of transmission reports to a pdf? While I print out everything else, I have actually started to cancel out of the option to print transmission reports. They are never looked at during an audit and if a transmission fails, I get a separate error anyway.

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Postby jdlessley » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:18 pm

wrigjef wrote:The linked thread brings up another question. Is it possible for me to change settings in MLS to change the default printing of transmission reports to a pdf? While I print out everything else, I have actually started to cancel out of the option to print transmission reports. They are never looked at during an audit and if a transmission fails, I get a separate error anyway.
The default printer is not the system default printer. The default printer for each session is the last used printer or print driver. So if you selected CutePDF Writer at the last session and did not change it to your regular printer before closing MLS, the CutePDF Writer would be the default for the next session. Many have complained about this behavior because not everyone checks the default, or selected, printer before printing.

Many are hoping this behavior is changed so that the default printer is the system default printer.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?


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