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#1 ianb42

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:40 PM

I have created custom source templates which seem to work fine in RootsMagic 7, but when exported to a GED the Footnote template seems to be used for the TITL field but the fields are not populated.

 

Also as a note the _BIBL field for the Biliography is truncated to 80 characters, is this a GED restriction?



#2 Laura

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:21 AM

The following starts after the Census note:

This is the data [Value] entered for the Source detail:

2 SOUR @S1@
3 REFN Ref
3 PAGE Precinct 1; ED 23; p. 12A; Line 33; house 3; dwelling 4; family 6; James Smith
3 _TMPLT
4 FIELD
5 NAME CivilDivision
5 VALUE Prexinct 1
4 FIELD
5 NAME ED
5 VALUE ED 23
4 FIELD
5 NAME PageID
5 VALUE p. 12A
4 FIELD
5 NAME LineID
5 VALUE Line 33
4 FIELD
5 NAME HouseID
5 VALUE house 3
4 FIELD
5 NAME DwellingID
5 VALUE dwelling 4
4 FIELD
5 NAME FamilyID
5 VALUE family 6
4 FIELD
5 NAME PersonOfInterest
5 VALUE James Smith
3 NOTE Comments
3 DATA
4 TEXT Research note

This is the data [Value] entered in the Master source created from a user defined source template:

0 @S1@ SOUR
1 ABBR 1910 OK Grady M593-22
1 TITL 1910 U.S. census, Grady County, Oklahoma, population schedule, ; NARA m
2 CONC icrofilm publication M593-22.
1 _SUBQ 1910 U.S. census, Grady County, Oklahoma, pop. sch., .
1 _BIBL Oklahoma, Grady County. 1910, population schedule. NARA microfilm publi
2 CONC cation M593-22. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Adminis
2 CONC tration, n.d.
1 _TMPLT
2 TID 10000
2 FIELD
3 NAME CensusID
3 VALUE 1910
2 FIELD
3 NAME County
3 VALUE Grady County
2 FIELD
3 NAME State
3 VALUE Oklahoma
2 FIELD
3 NAME FilmID
3 VALUE M593-22
2 FIELD
3 NAME Schedule

This is the user defined source template near the bottom of the gedcom where the source femplates are defined:

0 _STMPLT
1 TID 10000
1 NAME *Census, U.S. Federal, pop. sch. (Microfilm, NA) Modified

[Continues with the user defined source template]

I vaguely remember a limit of characters in a gedcom for the biblography. In a gedcom, data may be split on more than one line with a CONC tag.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:03 AM

Thanks for the information,

 

The problem turned out to be of my own making, I had made a copy of a source template as a starting point for another, but had edited the original. To clean up I deleted it and restarted, but because the reference was no longer present, the source I had created using the template was flushed of data and not removed, hence the missing information.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:46 AM

I am glad you found out what happened.

When creating user defined source templates, create a new play database and experiment in the play database until you get the template as you want it

Then, export the template in the play database and import it into another play database. When you know what the results are, import the template into the main database.

I copy my main database and name the copy Play.

I do all my experimenting in a play database and only make changes in my main database when I am sure I know what the results of making that change will be. Sometimes, I am working with two play databases.

If the play database gets too messed up, I can always delete it and create a new one.