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Offline Last Active Dec 17 2017 05:36 PM

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In Topic: Groups in Places list

13 November 2017 - 04:35 PM

The Individual List works for selecting just the named group, and then the Place Index at the end of it gives me the list of places I wanted. Now I just need to use it to stick pins on a map!

In Topic: Groups in Places list

13 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

Still seems hard to drag and drop a named group - takes a lot of hunting and dragging bit by bit.

Could a custom report produce a Place list (with events) but use the named group for filtering?

Is there any other report than the place list that shows people and places together?

I'm not adverse to exporting data into Excel for manipulation / analysis.

In Topic: Sources do not load

20 October 2017 - 05:15 PM

Great suggestion Renee, I think that will do the trick!

In Topic: Sources do not load

20 October 2017 - 12:15 PM

I'm sure it is temporary. 99% or better of the time it works exactly as expected. But this hang up has happened to me several times and I finally thought I'd mention it.


I have no idea if the problem is on your end or their end. But it feels like a data request is made and never received. There needs to be a timeout on that request. After some time, the request should get cancelled and the user informed that the "request failed, please try again". I'm sure it would succeed.


The problem for me is that I cannot do the retry through my own actions because to exit the hang up I have to leave the FS tools and re-enter at which point that person is no longer on the list of "new" things.

In Topic: An old can of worms - Place names

12 October 2017 - 10:58 AM

Disable County Checker: Tools > Program Options > General > Use CountyChecker when entering places


Names that change: I suggest the right name to enter is the name of the place at the time of the event. For instance, in Nova Scotia, a new County was created and the former town of Jonestown in Annapolis Co became Jonestown in Digby Co afterwards and BOTH are correct depending on when the event happened.


More specific place name: that is what the Place Details are for.