Fast Offering Routes in MLS?

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Fast Offering Routes in MLS?

Postby coloradotechie-p40 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:15 pm

We are kind of running into an interesting situation for fast offering routes. Every 3 months the Deacon's Quorum adviser re-does Fast Offering routes by printing out a ward list and making sure everyone is accounted for.

However, this means that some people that have requested to be removed from the route have been re-added after a few months. (We have a large ward and the advisor is new so it has been hard to remember who does/doesn't want to be on a route).

The YM President asked if we could mark a member's record as "No FO Route" in MLS so when the advisor prints out the list it is easy to see who shouldn't be included in a route.

Are there any options for custom fields in MLS to be able to track this sort of thing? I didn't think there was but I thought I'd ask.

In the end I'll probably suggest they keep their own list because MLS doesn't do Fast Offering Routes and doesn't have a Fast Offering Route Management Module :) (or at least there isn't any custom fields that we could use to denote whether the household does/doesn't want to be on a Fast Offering route :-) ).

Thanks~!

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Postby aebrown » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:39 pm

coloradotechie wrote:Are there any options for custom fields in MLS to be able to track this sort of thing? I didn't think there was but I thought I'd ask.


MLS does have the capability for custom fields, as you can read in the wiki artilce Custom fields (MLS). Such fields are for an individual member, but I suppose you could attach such a field to the Head of Household. You can only access such fields using a Custom report.

I suppose you could create a custom field for FO Route, which could be a number (or however you define your routes) or something like "No Route". Then you could make a custom report that sorted by route, and you would just have to deal with those households that have a blank route (or any other route updates).

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Postby coloradotechie-p40 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:07 pm

So, I've added some custom fields but I can't find how to change those fields for the member:

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The wiki page says "Once you have selected the member for whom you wish to assign Custom Member Fields, select the Custom Fields tab in the left navigation panel."

Unfortunately, I can't figure this out :confused:

Where should I be selecting the member from? I suppose I shouldn't be going into their individual record because I can't find any custom field option in the left navigation panel.

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Found it!

Postby coloradotechie-p40 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:12 pm

Oh, I found it...

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FYI: all these screenshots are from the test data.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:20 pm

coloradotechie wrote:FYI: all these screenshots are from the test data.

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