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Source Templates duplicated on drag-n-drop, no tool for merging

02 March 2019 - 05:29 AM

Whoops !!!


This seems like an accidental oversight in the program.


I did some work cleaning up my database that involved splitting an individual record into 9 modified records. This is for a gazetteer project, where the original record was becoming too complex (too many facts included). Since it is not possible to copy a record within the database, I dragged the original record into a new, blank database, made edits, and dragged the edited version of the record back to the new database. Nine times.


This caused the Master Sources to be massively duplicated, because the drag-n-drop operation did not automatically merge the EXACTLY IDENTICAL Master Sources. That's annoying, and I'm working my way through the Source List doing manual merges, because even selecting the [Automatic Merge] has no effect.


What is worse is that the underlying Source Template has been duplicated 9 times, and there is no tool provided to merge these duplicates into a single Source Template.


Huh? Any suggestions on how I can clean up this mess?

create Group by selecting for Source title

17 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

In making updating revisions on my database, I had occasion to want a new Group made by selecting which individuals were linked to a particular Master Source.


I know that I could run a [Print] command in the Source List, but that result can't be used to create a Group.


I tried several times to use the Search by data field options, but none of my early attempts worked. Eventually I created a more complex search using four different criteria with OR boolean operators. I don't actually know which of the four criteria achieved what I was after, but this final search returned 68 results.


I then displayed the Group in People view, and sorted on the Last edited column.


Scanning that column, I could see that I updated individuals in that Group between 22 Feb 2006 and 27 Dec 2018.




How to post images to the RM forums

29 November 2018 - 08:52 PM


Kinship List - need to filter or limit

22 October 2018 - 10:30 PM

I have a large database, from 30 years of research. There are over 425K individuals, and approximately 83% are linked into the same, main tree.


Asking for a Kinship List on that tree is kinda nutso. I just did, and it generated over 1,500 pages of relationships.


It would be nice to:

  1. Be able to limit the report to "x" degrees of kinship (3rd cousins and closer, for example)

  2. Include that filter/limit in the Reports > Publisher options.

Reports > Publisher needs some sort & filter tools

02 September 2018 - 09:51 PM

I have been creating Reports > Publisher books for a number of years. I think I have over 125 of them defined in my current RM7 database, and the lack of any kind of sorting or filtering tools for the book titles (including subtitles, maybe adding keywords?) has become apparent.


So my wish is for some kind of search/filter to be added.