cougarfan wrote:When I select ward leadership from the organizations link, 4 of the 8 wards are blank for all callings.
It is the same 4 wards missing data for each organization throughout the report.
I can think of three possible explanations: 4 wards not entering callings, those 4 wards using nonstandard callings, or an incomplete software upgrade in the stake.
I suppose it's possible that all 4 wards have never entered callings into MLS at all, but you never noticed it before. That would be improbable.
The second option seems very unlikely; if a ward does not use the callings built in to MLS, but changes them (which essentially creates Custom Callings), then the calling information is not transmitted from the ward MLS to the stake MLS. But that seems farfetched; they would have to change every single calling, and who would change "Bishop"?
Given the timing of your report, an incomplete software upgrade seems most likely. In your post title, you mentioned "Stake MLS 2.9.4". As you may well have heard, over the weekend many units in the Church were automatically upgraded to MLS 3.0. One of the biggest changes in this new version of MLS deals with standardizing calling names and communicating callings from ward to stake and from stake to ward. The installation instructions emphasize that every unit in the stake should be upgraded at the same time. Is it possible that those 4 wards upgraded to MLS 3.0, while the other wards and the stake are still on MLS 2.9.4?
Note that the upgrade is not really complete until each ward has:
- Done a send/receive from MLS 2.9.4, which downloads the new version.
- Rebooted the computer, which completes the installation of MLS 3.0.
- Started MLS 3.0, which upgrades the database (and remaps calling names)
- Done a send/receive from MLS 3.0, which sends the new calling information to the Church.
After all this, then the stake has to also have been through this upgrade process and finally do a send/receive from MLS 3.0, to receive the new calling information from the wards.
So I would recommend that you check to see if part of the stake has been upgraded to 3.0, and other parts have not. That might explain it. If so, the fix would simply be to make sure everyone upgrades and does the transmissions as I outlined above.