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Deleting unused places and sources

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#1 DerickH


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

It sure would be helpful if I could delete sources and places in bulk. Why can't it be possible to highlight the entries to be deleted and just hit one button?

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

I am sure you realise that you would not wish to delete any Place that was in use and I lean towards an option to "select all" on the Unused Place dialogue. I say lean towards because some of those unused Places may contain Place Details with Notes and Media which I may prefer to keep.

Sources would be a different case and an option to display all Unused Sources aor Delete Unused Sources would seem to be reasonable.

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#3 TomH


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

I wrote a SQLite query that cleans up a database of pretty well all unused detritus. See http://sqlitetoolsfo...Delete Phantoms . The query is included in the RMtrix application. This may suit your purpose until RootsMagic is enhanced to provide what you asked for.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

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