Two persons in database automatically repeat themselves
Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:29 AM
I am looking for the easiest way to correct this and not have to do it all over again. Would this be the easiest way to fix it -- 1st back it up of course, then create a copy and work from that -- then create a new database and drag and drop all the "good" families from the copy database into the new database, then re-enter by hand those two that get repeated.
What could have caused this? I am not a new user of RM -- I go back to days of Family Origins, and this is definitely a first!!!! My own database seems to be working just fine, but frankly I am leary of doing anything with it until I learn the cause. (It is backed up several ways.) Could I have a virus? What should I do next?
Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:47 AM
Do not delete anyone.
Unlink someone from his parents, one of which is really his child.
You have linked someone so that he is his own parent.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:20 AM
Posted 16 February 2009 - 05:22 PM
1. If you check the actual parent of that pair, you should find that he/she is showing 2 sets of parents.
2. Unlink the actual parent from his or her parents set which shows the child inappropriately as parent. (In the current configuration, the actual parent is also child, and unlinking from the wrong parents is needed.)
This should yield the proper relationship. If it does not correct everything, you might consider unlinking all persons in these relationships, and relinking them properly. Then it should definitely show the correct relationships.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:22 PM
Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:43 PM
Thanks again for the help on this forum. It saved me considerable time and grief!