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#1 texas_nightowl

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:24 AM

Would the easiest method be to simply make a copy of my existing database and then open the copy and just delete sources (and templates)?

 

Or is there a better, cleaner way?

 

I want to move all people and facts and notes. I don't want my old sources or edited source templates. (I'm essentially restarting my sourcing.)



#2 kbens0n

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 05:19 AM

Current database:
File->Export->GEDCOM Export
Uncheckmark Sources ->OK


New database:
Now create a fresh new database and...
File->Import->GEDCOM (Other programs)

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:07 AM

Thanks! And no losses of info/data this way? Since the GEDCOM is staying within RM? Everything will map back to where it was?



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 02:11 PM

I think you'll be fine UNLESS you have Descriptions more than 100 characters. Long Descriptions will be truncated in the GEDCOM export/import/



#5 kbens0n

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:22 PM

If you're the type who may have changed these settings at times,
For EVERY fact type:

Make sure List->Fact Type List->Edit->
Include when:->Exporting GEDCOM files IS CHECKMARKED

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---Ô¿Ô---
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#6 texas_nightowl

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 06:05 PM

I think you'll be fine UNLESS you have Descriptions more than 100 characters. Long Descriptions will be truncated in the GEDCOM export/import/

 

Hmm....I don't think so. I think description is usually short...but I do need to double check it in one or two immigration cases I think.

 

 

If you're the type who may have changed these settings at times,
For EVERY fact type:

Make sure List->Fact Type List->Edit->
Include when:->Exporting GEDCOM files IS CHECKMARKED

 

Oh! good catch! I'm sure I did disable/uncheck that for a couple of facts!