Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:49 PM
When I do a GEDCOM in RM3 the number of People and Families are the same in the Properties and the GEDCOM
When I do a GEDCOM in RM6 if you watch the GEDCOM creating, you can see these numbers and they are different from the properties..there are less people and families in RM6 GEDCOM than that listed in the properties. For the people, I am 5 short but now RM6 shows 5 ALT Names so maybe that is the difference..if so does this mean the GEDCOM does not back up the Alt names?
For the families, there are 17 less viewing the GEDCOM creation than the number of families in the properties..I have no idea why...
Can I graciously again ask for help on this issue?
Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:18 PM
You may be right about the disparity in Individuals - the GEDCOM count is correct but Properties may count records in the NameTable which also carries records for Alternate Names. If so, this should be changed to count records in the PersonTable. If not, then there would appear to be phantom people in the PersonTable.
Under File > Database Tools, there is a newish feature called "Delete Phantoms" which does delete unused records from some tables but not all.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:20 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:30 PM
The only point I wanted to add here is to avoid Gedcom unless you have a specific need, I have lost many things in the past when using Gedcom transfers.
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:36 PM
Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:26 AM
I would uncheck making a gedcom and check pack database.
Click on rebuild indexes.
This can take some time depending on your database.
I don't remember if rebuilding the indexes changes the Properties if there were problems which were corrected.
But be aware that there still may be some misindexed data that would be fixed in a gedcom.
I pay no attention to the count on the screen that appears when RM is creating the gedcom. It is not always accurate.
To check a RM 6 gedcom with the RM 6 database it came from, create a new database with a new name and import the gedcom.
Compare the Properties of both databases.
What I don't know is if the Family numbers in Properties in RM 3 and 6 is just reporting couples with marriage facts or if couples that are linked without a marriage fact are included.
You could go to Search, Family list in RM 3 and RM 6 and compare the lists. This list shows couple who are just linked with no marriage fact also. A report for the marriage fact will only give us the couples that have the marriage fact.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:30 AM
Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:51 AM
I don't have my computer right now to experiment with, but I halfway remember that there is a report you can make for the Marriage record number, or, maybe, it is to create a custom report with the MRIN as a field. I have done it before in RM 6. Maybe someone will post with that answer before I get a chance to experiment later today.
I don't remember if you can get a MRIN report in RM 3.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:51 AM
Export reported 380 just before finishing.
The test database table has some records which do not constitute a couple:
Qty Father Mother Child 17 Y N Y 2 Y N N 5 N Y Y 1 N Y N __ 25
394-25=369 - this does not match the GEDCOM export report so what is 380 a count of? Maybe it is just the last count in progress reported and the final count does not get reported before the process is closed.
Since the database properties of the file imported from the GEDCOM match those of the originating database, you have not lost any families. The GEDCOM progress count can be considered to be an incomplete report! Ignore it.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:04 AM