11.01.2019 Update [8.8]


Release Notes

Shepherd's Staff 2020 Version (8.8), release 20191101

Released November 11th, 2019

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Changes: If you choose to select Carrier Route on labels, “suppress bar code” is now unchecked and disabled, since you cannot print both at one time.
  • Features: Added mileage subtotal and total on the Touchpoints Completed report, per customer suggestion.
  • Change: Added a check when trying to add a new person with the same first name and last name as someone else in the household, which will display a precautionary message.


  • Temporary: The Combine Person utility, has been temporarily disabled, with a message that it is coming soon.


  • Fixed: Help button for Promote Students was not showing the help article.
  • Fixed: In the Mass Update utility, the person user text 1/2/3 labels were showing household user text captions, instead.
  • Fixed: Household Ministry Group was not showing on the person record.
  • Fixed the following error when printing household and person record reports when there was a Ministry Group or Person Assigned over 20 characters long: “The field is too small to accept the amount of data you attempted to add. Try inserting or pasting less data.” Location: SS_Report Routine: FillReportWorkTable_PersonHHRecord Trace: 200
  • Fixed: Duplicate head names in two different households with the same name (ex: John Smith and John Smith) no longer shows incorrect validation messages.
  • Fixed: Household Person Assigned was not appearing on the person record, at the top (it was showing blank).
  • Fixed: Active home away address not showing as an individual's home address in the person record.
  • Fixed: City combo sometimes not filling on household record.
  • Fixed error that occurred with new installations, or creating a new church database.
  • Fixed UI bug in person/household window where a collapsed tab could still be highlighted (focused) if using the collapse button and moving off the tab header.
  • Fixed error with “Enter Boldface1” appearing when printing Information labels onto an #9 or #10 envelope.
  • Fixed: three changes to the Church360 Unite sync:
    • Fixed: People who were marked as removed lead to errors when some of the fields were blank because of their HouseholdPosition being set to 0
    • Precaution added: Handles the issue of Unite sending back the same person ID more than once.
    • Precaution added: Because some of the fields cannot be empty in SS, a blank space is added if the change from Unite360 is a blank.
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