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nabristow

Member Since 07 Aug 2004
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Events and sources dropped when importing from PAF

10 July 2017 - 12:38 PM

After installing RM6 with updates (6.3.3.2) I chose to import a large database (5,000+ individuals, most with notes and/or sources) from PAF4 by clicking on that option.
  The process went quickly and apparently smoothly. As I began to check out the RMfeatures I came to realize that only the default events (Birth-Death-Buried) and associated source notes were imported. None of the other types of events I had created over the years in PAF appeared in RM6.
  The list of 'facts' in RM closely matches 'events' in PAF, so I don't see why RM6 did not import such events as 'census'.
  I have checked F1 in RM6 and gone to the webinar indexes without any leads.
   What can I do to import these data?

  1.     Is there a menu to include/exclude types of data to import?
  2.     Does RM6 create an error/omission report?
  3.     Would creating a GEDCOM from PAF and importing that work any better?

Otherwise I'm impressed with RM features and flexibility.

Thanks for any help.

~ Neil Allen Bristow

PS: A previous version of this post to this forum either did not register or evaporated over the weekend.  Gremlins?

 


Direct import from PAF4 omits events and source notes

08 July 2017 - 09:01 AM

After installing RM6 with updates I chose to import a large database from PAF4 by clicking on that option. The process went quickly and apparently smoothly. As I began to check out the RM features I came to realize that only the Birth-Death-Buried events and associated sources were imported. Over the years I had made a point to create events, such as census in PAF, however none of these hundreds of events appears in RM6.  The list of 'facts' in RM closely matches 'events' in PAF.

  1. What can I do to import these data?
  2. Is there a menu to include/exclude tapes of data o import?
  3. Is there an error/omission report?
  4. Would creating a GEDCOM from PAF and importing that work any better?

Otherwise I'm impressed with RM features and flexibility.

Thanks for any help.

~ Neil Allen Bristow