fletch wrote:We are starting a ward GEO Code initiative from scratch. Does anyone know of a way to put these in without having to do it for each head of household? With a ward our size, that would take a very long time...
GEO Codes are assigned on a household basis, so they do need to be assigned for each household. I suppose it would help if MLS had a multi-select capability that allowed bulk assignments, but it doesn't.
Still, it shouldn't take very long. When you go into the Household Geo Codes screen, you just have to click on the Add link in the Ward Code column, then pick the right Geo Code from the pick list. When you have to add a new code, it takes a few seconds longer, but selecting an existing code is really quick, especially if you know that you can double click the code to select it and dismiss the dialog.
So as long as you don't have to scroll, it is one click on the Add button and one double-click on the Geo Code from the pick list. I can do a household in 3 seconds if I don't have to scroll, and 5 seconds if I do scroll. So I could crank through a 200 family ward in 15 minutes. Of course you have to add to this the time necessary to determine what Geo Code to assign to each household, but you have to do that no matter what.