If it's on a roadmap, it's already been over a very long and winding road- send feedback if you think this feature would assist you.*** Added on 7/6/2018: I didn't intend to sound gruff- I've edited my post slightly. I understand fully that the development priorities are set by church headquarters according to needs and resources across the vast LDS.org suite of applications- which are all continually changing- such as the new ministering changes. I've seen vast improvements over the last few years, and I congratulate those working toward future improvements. This post should still show that a requested feature is worthy of consideration...
From my post on 29 Jun 2009
when we were still using MLS...
kisaac wrote:Problem: Any changes to MLS Home teaching & VT assignments happen immediately. However, there are times when we need to make extensive Home teaching assignment changes, but need to wait before they take effect, such as the need to get bishopric approval, or finish last months reports.
How can we build a feature into MLS that would allow a presidency to make "proposed HT assignment changes," but do so without actually messing up the current assignments?
I'm no programmer, but I always imagined it would be easy to make a feature such as "make proposed changes effective on _____ date," or "make proposed changes effective now" once approved, or "submit proposed changes to bishop now," etc. Our problem was always making a change for the "new month" would skew the results of the report of the last month, and this will no longer be a consideration.
See that old discussion here, and some of the work-arounds mentioned are more limited now in the web-based LCR.
(at this stage in MLS in 2009, you couldn't see virtually any local MLS data on a home computer, so we had some greater flexibility to make changes, then restore the original if needed. Today any changes are rolled out to home users quickly.)Make "proposed home teaching changes" report?