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ADD Individual Detailed COMPARE VIEW facility

duplicates merge research

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#1 Vyger


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:37 PM

I made a previous wish before here for the Duplicate Search Merge side by side comparison view to include more details something similar to the Timeline View. On a separate thread again concerning the comparison of potential duplicate persons Renee made a good point regarding the viewing of family information here. However with the current single sort column on People View such workarounds are not always so easy especially when you are comparing a long list of possible John Doe duplicates trying to identify possible matches.


I believe a valuable enhancement would be adding the ability to select numerous persons via checkbox selection (or other) on People View or Rootsmagic Explorer and then offer a COMPARE feature where all family events similar to what Timeline View presents could be viewed side by side. It's obvious that providing Merge facilities to such a COMPARE utility would have to be added but this would save scrolling up and down viewing potential duplicates and remembering their record numbers. It is also obvious that the number of comparison views will effectively be limited by the effectice screen size of the user but 3 should be viable on most screen resolutions and larger screen users will benefit being able to display more. At present any such two individuals can be selected for Merge to see a limited detail side by side view but again scrolling about to remember which was which is a time waster imo.


So the enhancement request is to allow Multi Select of persons of interest and a COMPARE button to enter the detailed comparison view(s)

Keeping ones customers and their important views at a distance is never a good approach


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#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 02:36 PM

Confirming this is on the enhancement request list. 


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