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#1 Dan Yaklin

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 04:28 PM

Is there an easy way to delete everyone in my database who was born after a certain year?

 

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#2 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 06:48 AM

Short answer: no. RM does not support bulk deletes. The developers have stated that RM will never support bulk deletes.

 

Longer answer: yes, but indirectly. What you can do is to make a new and empty database, then drag and drop everybody into it who was not born after a certain year. But be aware that drag and drop can lose some data. The data that it can lose does not affect most users most of the time, but it is a concern.

 

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#3 Dan Yaklin

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:28 AM

For me, since my database is so large, it is easier to just find the people born after the certain date, and delete their link to their parents. But I haven't found an easy way to generate a list of everyone born after a certain date.



#4 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:41 AM

Click the Search icon from the toolbar (the looking glass icon)

Birth>Date>Is after> 1950 (or whatever)

 

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Go into People View.

If it's not already a column, Add Birth Date as a column (Customize this view to add or delete columns)

Click at the top of the Birth Date column to sort it. It might be easier for this use to sort it backwards, latest births first.

Scroll down the list to see the people you wish to delete.

 

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#5 Dan Yaklin

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 12:27 PM

Thanks.