Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:27 PM
It was working for me, and now it is not.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 11:37 PM
What do you see if you go to the Lists menu and select "TO DO List"?
Are they gone from there too?
If not, they are still in the database and you may be selecting the wrong options for the Report > Lists > To Do list.
And ditto for the repository list.
Backing up and closing the program shouldn't have any effect on either one.
Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:41 AM
Some of the older To-dos show the who and where.
When I try Reports-Lists-To Do by a single repository there is nothing from the newer inputs.
I printed a page of the 35 To-dos and checked the individual records where there is no entry in Who (but my task input showed the individual) and there is nothing under the To Do tab. The only entries that appear under the To Do tab are earlier inputs that have a name and record number showing in the 'Who' field.
I also tried Reports-Lists-Repository List - Select: xTo Do Tasks, x Open, x full details (which worked beautifully other weeks).
The information about the open tasks does appear to be in the database, but most are no longer linked to individuals nor are they linked to specific repositories.
Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:01 AM
First of all, NEVER enter a general TO DO task. Always enter To Do tasks from the Edit person window
It is too easy to enter a general to do task, Click on the To Do icon in the toolbar and select “All to do tasks” which gets you to the same place as “Lists > To Do list” and then clicking the [New] button. DO NOT DO THAT! There are several places to enter To Do tasks, but make sure that you have a person’s name at the top of the dialog window when you enter them.
You can, if you want some general To Do items, enter a person, given name: “~To Do”, no surname so he will sort to the top of the Explorer, and add the general items to him.
General To Do items do not get exported with GEDCOM files, they have to be linked to a person. Family To Do items do not seem to get exported with a GEDCOM either, so it is probably best that you enter every TO Do item from a Edit Person window.
As for linking to Repositories and such, I haven’t done enough of that to be able to talk about it. It looks like there are an awfully lot of options in the report list dialog window to try. I think that Patricia would have a better grasp of these.
There is no way to edit a TO DO item to change a general item to a person, or family. So, about all you can do is go through the list and pick the person the item should be attached to, add a new to do item to him then copy from and delete the general to do item.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:38 AM
If I create a new ToDo, I can then see it by clicking on the yellow 'post it' button while an individual is selected. But the old ToDo's do not display.
I have hundreds of ToDo' most were carried over from Family Origins.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 04:27 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 11:15 AM
I tried a re-index and it did not fix the problem. Thanks for the tip.
I am thinking of starting a new thread on this message board . I don't think older threads are being read.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 11:35 AM
Any time a new post is made to a thread it is moved to the top of the list anyway.
I think that you have been entering the TO DO items as general items rather than personal TO DO items. It isn't too hard to get into the wrong habit.
If you click on the toolbar To Do icon, and choose "All todo tasks" a new task entered will not be attached to a person. Likewise, if you go to the Lists menu, choose To Do list and add a new task there, it isn't attached to anyone.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:37 PM
No, No, No, I have never created todo's using the general method. I have hundreds of todos and have been able to see them until recently. They were each linked to an individual.
Something has happened to my database.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 05:51 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 06:05 PM
Posted 11 May 2004 - 09:24 AM
Yes, I did a GEDCOM when I moved from Family Origins to RM. I bought RM when it was first announced, so my todo's have been working for quite a while.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 09:30 AM
I use the ToDos extensively and have not lost any at all. I want to determine how you are managing your data and run some tests.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 10:48 AM
After viewing your data, your database is exactly as others have surmised: Your ToDo's are "general"; in other words, they are not linked to a specific individual record. Perhaps someone else could determine if there was some way that your database became corrupted and caused the ToDo's to move from from individuals to general. I doubt it, and I also doubt that there is any way to move them enmasse.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 11:03 AM
I do not remember ever adding any data to my database using GEDCOM. Once or twice I have built small gedcoms to give to other people, but never have added anything into my database using GEDCOM.
As I mentioned in my e-mail, I found a backup hard drive that has my RootMagic database in good working order. Would you like me to send you a copy of that level of my RM database, the todo's are all assigned to individuals? Currently I am at my part time job, therefore I canot send it until this evening. That copy would show how I created them.
Thank you both for your help.
Posted 31 May 2004 - 01:09 PM
I do love RM, though.
Posted 01 June 2004 - 01:41 PM
I've also experienced the exact same problem with my To-Do list. Over a period of months, I have been methodically adding hundreds of To Do's via the RM Explorer. I have never added an item via the General To Do list.
Just recently I used the To Do report to list my tasks for each repository. It looked fine. Then a week or so ago, I ran another list report, only to find they To Do's were no longer attached to individuals, but all shown as General To Do's instead!!!
Imagine how frustrated I was? I read the RM book for clues, and convinced myself they must've been recorded them as General To Do's all the time. But why do my old reports clearly show them to the contrary? And any added via Edit Person were still shown against the individuals too? I spent the best part of 3 days deleting all the ones I couldn't attribute to individuals, and reattributing the ones I could. Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't happen again. Ive got 53 pages of them!!!!
Posted 01 June 2004 - 02:16 PM
Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:38 PM
Posted 01 June 2004 - 08:09 PM
Two observations I made while in the To-Do list screen editing the titles:
1) I was looking for any pattern to explain which tasks had remained attached to the individuals and which had become General. I found about a dozen tasks with random opening dates that did not detach when the others all around them (date-wise) did. I could not discern any pattern.
2) After editing a title and closing the task, the "focus" (as recently defined in the RootsWeb RM mailing list) remained on the "Edit" button. Sometimes, clicking (using mouse) on another task title would return the focus to the list of tasks, other times it would take clicking on one task and then another to get the focus off the "Edit" button and back to the list. Usually two tries would do it; occasionally it took three tries.