First Name Missing in Reports

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mlh78
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First Name Missing in Reports

Postby mlh78 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:59 pm

In some reports, a member in our ward does not have a first name. For example, on the officers sustained report or in the leadership directory, it only shows his last name. I cannot figure out why. His name is correct in his membership record and his preferred name is the same as his actual name. Any ideas?

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:06 pm

Duplicate membership record (with a missing first name)? Any of the names exceptionally long such that it goes into the other's field? Any signs of a stray character, perhaps at the beginning of the field?
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Postby mfmohlma » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:18 pm

You could try exporting the data to csv file to see if there might be anything strange with that particular name. It sounds like a database entry problem to me.

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Postby mlh78 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:19 am

It is not a duplicate membership record. Very short name; no stray characters. I exported the data to csv and see nothing out of the ordinary.

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Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:06 pm

mlh78 wrote:In some reports, a member in our ward does not have a first name. For example, on the officers sustained report or in the leadership directory, it only shows his last name.


Where are you looking that you see this? Is there a pattern? I noticed the two examples you gave were both "leadership". What happens if you re-sustain or release and re-sustain him?

Just for kicks, I added a "Ty Ng" to my test MLS system, to test short names, but it seems to be fine.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.


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