As expected, user is unable to add member to the group when the member has active status and group has lower status than the member i.e. "Partial application" status. In testing version 1.4, the error message has changed. Previously, the error was:
"Group status should be higher than that of Borrower"
but in v1.4, the message is instead:
"Customer cannot be added to an inactive group"
"1. Login with the user who has been assigned the right to add group membership. Search for an independent client.
2. Click on a client name.
3. On the Client Information page, click on ""Edit Meeting Schedule/Add Group"".
4. Click on ""click here to add group membership""
5. Specify the group name and click ""Search"".
6. Click on the group name.
7. Click ""Submit""."
Different add group error string in Mifos v1.4
Fix this to have error message
Group status should be higher than Client status
Not a showstopper, moving to Backlog
Fix in Shamim D
Fixed in commit bde2e1e4ba885668bc60bb3161a23a4654d50810.