Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby russellhltn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:08 am

ironhorse2004 wrote:Why do Stake Executive Secretaries not have access to custom reports???

I'd imagine it has to do with only the ward clerk and bishop having access to the full membership record. (Handbook 1: 13.6, 5th paragraph) Custom reports may not have adequate security to prevent inappropriate access to other callings.
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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby davesudweeks » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:23 am

Custom reports still work in good old MLS (though data that has been migrated to LCR is no longer available for an MLS custom report since it doesn't reside in MLS any longer). MLS still has the ability to export to a CSV, though that may disappear at some point.

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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby ironhorse2004 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:53 am

Yes, thanks. I know it can be done in MLS but I don't have MLS at my home :-(

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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby aplucinik » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:00 am

I started this thread. That was my point in my original post that the LCR custom reports doesn't have the same capabilities as the MLS custom reports, particularly the ability to export to a CSV file and also that the MLS will eventually go away.
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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby russellhltn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:23 pm

Based on my reading the tea leaves, and the heightened concern over privacy and personal information, I think the odds of any export are nil.

I think the effort would be best spent on requesting the type of reports you need rather than trying to convince the powers that be that you need a export.
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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby kisaac » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:25 pm

ironhorse2004 wrote:Why do Stake Executive Secretaries not have access to custom reports???

I've seen this pattern through each feature rolled out... For the past 10 years!
It's a continual fine-tuning of which callings have access. Your feedback within the "send feedback" link will help shape the future....

Yes, those assigned to do the work need the access to accomplish it...
Send feedback....
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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby drepouille » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:11 pm

I am a programmer, and I have seen this battle between us programmers and our users for 22 years. Our users love their ability to create ad hoc queries and reports against the database. We programmers constantly beg the users to tell us which standard reports they need, and we will gladly create them as standard features of our software at all the locations where it is used. When you have thousands of users creating custom ad hoc reports at thousands of locations, you lose the ability to easily move users from place to place, as they have to learn the local flavor where ever they go. Freedom to create unique reports is useful at times, but having a standard look, feel, and suite of applications across all your user locations really helps training.
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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby james.e.gibb » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:28 am

ironhorse2004 wrote:Yes, thanks. I know it can be done in MLS but I don't have MLS at my home :-(


Someone must have been listening... it shows now that Stake (and Ward) Executive Secretaries can now access the create reports function on LCR. Doesn't help with .csv export, but...

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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby ironhorse2004 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:05 pm

Oh wow this is fantastic and so badly needed. Thank you to whomever was listening!!!!;;

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Re: Export Custom Reports in LCR to comma delimited file

Postby veehb » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:04 pm

This is a little off topic, but related. I'm a stake executive secretary and I want to email a custom report to my stake presidency and not print it. Is there a way to save a custom report as a PDF file? Some systems let you print to a PDF file. I understand the problem with privacy, and also want to be sure to protect the privacy of our members. But, I can print the report (which is many pages for our stake) and then scan it into a PDF document and then attach it to an email. But that takes a lot of time. It will take a lot of paper if I make three copies for the presidency. I know that suggestions like this need to be submitted using the feedback link in LDS.org. Just wanted to raise it here to see if others would like this feature added.


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