Category Archives: Directory

SLT Core Database APIs

Shining Light Tech RESTful APIs return data in JSON format. /db/table/list Returns list of tables in database.  Login is required to use this API. Example: https://shininglighttech.com/db/table/list/ /db/table/contents Returns contents of a table in the database.  Login is required to use … Continue reading

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Fix Too Many Redirects Issue in Browser

In order to fix the “too many redirects” issue in browsers (Safari on mobile Apple devices in particular), make sure that cookies are enabled.

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SLT Directory APIs

Shining Light Tech RESTful APIs return data in JSON format. /directory/list Returns list of people, or details for one person.  Login is required to use this API. Example: https://shininglighttech.com/directory/list/?MentorID=3&Sort=People.PostalCode IncludeAddress (optional) – set to 1 to return address for each … Continue reading

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Preparing Data for Import

In many cases, when a church switches to Shining Light Technologies software, data in an existing program or file must be imported to the Shining Light Tech directory. The following step by step instructions can be used to prepare the … Continue reading

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Upload Directory Picture

A picture can be uploaded for each person in the directory. The following tutorial video shows how to upload a picture and create a thumbnail for display in the directory profile. Upload Directory Picture

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New Directory Layout

In a continuing effort to improve the usability of the Shining Light Technologies software, the directory layout has been upgraded.  The following tutorial video provides an overview.  In order to view the video, you must have QuickTime. Directory Overview

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Remove Duplicate Directory Entry

When a person is accidentally added to the directory multiple times, here are the steps to remove the duplicate entry: Search for the person in the directory. Modify the first name in each directory entry to add a number to … Continue reading

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Acquisition & Retention Effectiveness

With Shining Light Technologies software, you can determine how effective your church is at gaining and keeping church members.  With data in hand, you can answer tough questions such as… How many people who are identified as prospects actually visit … Continue reading

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Groups for Families

A group is automatically created for each family when the first family member is added to the directory (typically head of household). Family groups provide two primary benefits: Keep track of which people are in the same family (even if … Continue reading

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Search Directory

To search for a person, click the “People” button on the main directory page.  Enter the search criteria to find the person (e.g. enter “James” in the First Name box), then click the “Perform Search” button. Combinations of search criteria … Continue reading

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