donaldbrooksby wrote:Reporting back. Now there seems to be even more of a bug in MLS. As I went in to add per info above, I noticed now we have 4 accounts of each as we tried last Sunday. We had new donations for Girls Camp, and I chose the first of the four accounts to add each of today's donations. I check the accounts and all of the day's records show up under the 3rd account of Girls camp. There is something not right in MLS/CUBS. First they don't show up, and didn't all week long, now today, they show up in 4 of the same account.
It sounds to me like this could just be the one issue where you didn't see the subcategories. If you don't see the subcategories while entering a donation, then you would create them again (which is what you essentially said you did). But you did actually create the subcategory each time. Now when you look at these in the list of categories, you see them. By no means am I saying that this isn't a problem, but it does seem that what you are reporting is consistent with simply not seeing the categories while entering a donation.
It does raise a related issue which has bothered me for some time -- MLS lets you create multiple subcategories with the exact same name. It would be easy enough to check for that and either automatically combine them or disallow the creation of such subcategories.
donaldbrooksby wrote:Then also, an account that was only setup one time in the "Other" account. Repeat, 1 creation. We now have 7 of those accounts (all named exactly the same). Actually it looks like for every entry under a single account it creates a new instance of the sub category under Other... is anyone else experiencing this? The relationship to these tables are out of sorts... Just dealing with the Other account is becoming a nightmare.
I'm certainly not seeing this problem. Are you certain there was only one creation? I assume you have other clerks and bishopric members who might possibly have created a subcategory. Given what you reported before, it appears that you created subcategories without thinking that you had actually been successful in doing so. Is it possible that others did the same thing?
And just to clarify, you keep referring to "Other". Is that just an abbreviated way of saying "Other:Authorized Member Financed Activities"? You shouldn't be able to create any subcategories directly under Other -- only under "Other:Authorized Member Financed Activities".
But in any case, if you do suspect that your database is messed up (which is certainly possible, given the symptoms you report), you really need to work with Local Unit Support. They can capture a copy of your database and have the developers analyze it to see what the root of the problem is.