pbhanney wrote:When we have listed callings like "Secretary" in MLS we have usually put in "YW Secretary" or "Elder's Secretary" instead of just "Secretary." Now, I know I could just go in and change them all to "Secretary," however it would be useful to be able to do a report with "Contains" or "Does not contain" in the search pattern.
At least the way MLS works now, it is definitely NOT a good idea to change the built-in Secretary (or any other) callings. It has two negative effects:
- If you stick with the default callings, the Officers Sustained form used at ward conference will automatically be filled in with everyone serving in leadership positions (including secretaries). If you change the callings, you will break that linkage and all the positions will have to be entered by hand on the Officers Sustained form.
- The ward leadership is transmitted to the stake, so that stake leaders can see in their version of MLS the leaders of all the auxiliaries and quorums in each ward. Again, if you change the callings, you break that linkage, and your ward's leadership list will be blank for the stake for all the callings you changed.
pbhanney wrote:Maybe this item is something I just don't know how to do, but I remember it on the old MIS system. I want to create a report that will show mostly kids (like cub scouts or something) that will be eight or nine (or whatever age) by the end of the year. Right now all I can see is the option that they are currently eight. If I want to print off a report for Nursery leaders of children that will be coming in this year, I have to put an age limit on it. If we can actually do this already, please tell me how.
This can be done right now. As you are creating the custom report, you add a criterion for age, saying that it is 8, or is greater than 11, or whatever. Then on that line for the age criterion, there is a link labeled more
. Click that, and it will add a row labeled "and Age" which will then have new Compare Operations that include "on Date" "before Date" and "after Date". So you can say essentially "the age is 8 on 1 January 2009".