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#1 DerickH

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 02:19 PM

I would love to be able to delete ALL the unused places in my database. This would require to simple addition of a tab to do just that. After extensive edition and merging, I have a very long list of unused places. Thanks

#2 TomH

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 04:12 PM

An indirect way with some risks is to drag'n'drop everyone to a new database. That will lose all unused Places, unused Sources... However, make sure that you have edited the Fact Types so that all have been enabled for GEDCOM as those that have not been so marked will not be copied. 


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#3 Renee Zamora

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:36 PM

Confirming enhancement request is in our tracking system.

 

Right now as TomH mention drag n drop will get rid of them all. Otherwise you need to delete one at a time. 


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#4 zhangrau

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 11:15 PM

How about a creative workaround:

 

Merge all of the unused places into a single unused place. Then delete that one unused place.



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 01:11 AM

I like zangrau's thinking  ,'o)

I'm curious, what problem do you feel unused places cause ?

(...except for outright wrong ones - which should be merged or deleted immediately, anyway.)


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#6 Renee Zamora

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 12:57 PM

How about a creative workaround:

 

Merge all of the unused places into a single unused place. Then delete that one unused place.

 

That is creative but I think keystroke wise its faster and safer to use Lists>Place List>Unused Places, run through each of them and click delete. I do stuff like this while watching Netflix on my computer. One of those brainless repetitive activities.


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