Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:05 am
BGifford wrote:Can someone verify for me whether the preferred names get propogated to the web site or not. We just spent a lot of time updating preferred names for people in MLS and I noticed the updated names are not currently reflected on the web site. The names were only updated in MLS yesterday so I have some hope that they just have not been pushed up yet. However, some of our other changes that were also made on Tuesday have already shown up on the web site.
Preferred first names on the local unit web site (LUWS) come from the user's individual profile. The user can change it, or an administrator can change it. But it does not come from MLS.
E-mail addresses on LUWS come from the user's individual profile. Only the user can change it (administrators have no way to change e-mail addresses). It also does not come from MLS.
The member's last name, address, and phone number on LUWS do indeed come from MLS.
If you search this forum, you can find plenty of complaints about the limited synchronization of data between MLS and LUWS, but for now that is the way it works. A new revision of LUWS (LUWS 2.0) is under development. Perhaps it will address some of these issues, but there have been no public announcements of any particular enhancements to be included.