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If I wanted to know how to kluge something to achieve this result, I'd post it to the appropriate forum. I have ways to do this, but none of them is a built-in feature.
This was a request -- "Wish List" -- for a built-in report that would return the number of given names per surname just as the surname frequency list does this now.
This becomes a real mess trying to keep the different families sorted out (for example, I currently have almost 500 people in my surname study with the given name "William").
Having a field -- separate from the place field -- for "Country of Origin" would be a significant help with that. There should be an option to display this on the primary Edit page next to the surname. And then an option in the reports to use that field as a selection criteria.
- Role Table
- notes for various field definitions
- link to the RM4 SQLite Wiki
- other stuff ...
I have called the Role Table "Role Types" ... does that seem the best description?
Please email me comments, additions, corrections .... I am not using RM4, so the field definitions I put there are based on past experience and could be incorrect.
From what I saw of the queries already there, it looks like you're already making progress -- what is it that is wanted? ... more queries? ... ?
WRT the post about the Role table -- please send whatever you think might be useful to me via email and I'll add it. (tcloud@@austin.rr.com remove the extra '@')
The index page http://mykindred.com/RM4/ and the page of table structures aren't what I had envisioned -- I intended to break it up into one web page per table, add columns for field definitions and notes and we can collaborate on the function of each field.
There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in this. From the log of hits on the pages I put up, there seems to be maybe half a dozen different IPs that visited them. IOW there's no need for Bruce to devote time to something only a dozen or so users will use, IMO.
** One thing I requested be added when I beta-tested the DNA function of RM4 was the ability to batch data into the program. That is a query I'd like to see now -- DNA data versus person ID number and whatever else is necessary. Having to enter each Y-STR value one at a time is a drag, and especially when you might have 20 or more participants in a group.
Well, it has been almost two weeks since I posted this Wish and sent a PM to Bruce. I also sent a PM to Michael later on requesting the same thing. So maybe your observation is right, given the lack of response, Admittedly, it is a holiday period which could slow things down.
A Yahoo group would be an improvement for storing files and message attachments but its message archive search engine sucks. I'm an experienced Yahoo group owner/moderator and could readily set one up but would want at least one other co-owner in case something happens to me. I'm not familiar with other groups like MSN's.
I also do not care for the Yahoo Groups format. We could set something up on rootsweb but it wouldn't be password protected.
We could start a bulletin board at Yahoo Groups or somewhere else. Our purpose, as I understand what is desired, is simply to enhance our use of RM4 with things like advanced queries and reports.
To kick this off, I've put a few reference items on line at:
.... This is just to get it started -- I am NOT interested in hosting this on my site or in being anything other than a contributor.
This is to request the creation of a new forum under the RootsMagic root for the collection of topics on interfacing to the RM SQLite database for queries, reports and data modifications that are difficult or impossible to carry out from within the RootsMagic application. A suggested title would be "SQLite Tools".
I would like to see that too.
I've tried reading it in RM-3 and RM-4. Both give similar errors:
There is more data on another disk. Insert the disk with <filename>.G00
The gedcom is 13 MB in size.
It begins with
0 HEADER 1 SOURCE FTW
and ends with
0 @NS023211@ NOTE Indexed records. 0 TRAILER
Is the problem their use of tags over 4 characters long?
How do I read this gedcom?