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by tatewise
16 Jun 2019 20:58
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: table lookups (when we was fab) or memoization (gangnam style)
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: table lookups (when we was fab) or memoization (gangnam style)

No, it is in no particular order, and you cannot influence the order. The order that the index entries are created is not preserved. So for k,v in pairs (tblRTL) do will not traverse in the same order as the index entries were created. Just use the table lookup as it is. It is a standard associative...
by tatewise
16 Jun 2019 19:10
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: table lookups (when we was fab) or memoization (gangnam style)
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: table lookups (when we was fab) or memoization (gangnam style)

You are making it far too complicated. Yes, only three data items are involved. tblRLT is the translation table. fhrlt is the original FH relationship provided by fhCallBuiltInFunction('Relationship', ptrRoot, iptr, 'TEXT', ix) swrlt is the translated relationship you require. So fhrlt is the table ...
by tatewise
16 Jun 2019 12:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cause of death
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Cause of death

You can produce that information with a Query . Start with View > Standard Queries > Age at Death (all) that lists everyone with an Age at Death. Use the cog menu Save As Custom Query and give it a new Query Name . Then on the Column tab, add Death Place and Death Cause by selecting from Fields on l...
by tatewise
16 Jun 2019 10:31
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: table lookups (when we was fab) or memoization (gangnam style)
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: table lookups (when we was fab) or memoization (gangnam style)

I guess the idea is to take the table building offline, like you have done for other speed improvements. So you can use the tablex modules for loading and saving as you say. The function matRLT needs to be modified to check and update the table tblRLT . local rel = fhCallBuiltInFunction('Relationshi...
by tatewise
14 Jun 2019 13:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging Source Records
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Merging Source Records

I have moved this to the FH General Usage Forum as the General Forum is inappropriate for FH questions.
by tatewise
14 Jun 2019 09:25
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: any unintended consequences?
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: any unintended consequences?

Correct.
The iptr parameter is by definition a local variable already.
It is only in scope within the function, just like any explicit local variable.
Lua says:
"Parameters act as local variables that are initialized with the argument values"
by tatewise
13 Jun 2019 15:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 22
Views: 416

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

In the Property Box try clicking on the magnifying glass focus icon next to the white & blue arrows with the cunning tooltip Display in Focus Window :) There are various other magnifying glass focus icons that operate similarly depending on context. e.g. In the Records Window or a Diagram , sele...
by tatewise
13 Jun 2019 13:40
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: any unintended consequences?
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: any unintended consequences?

That should work Ok, but seems a rather complex method. Why not have one function with a parameter that identifies whether to save the value? e.g. function getSEX(iptr,save) local sex = string.sub(fhGetItemText(iptr,'~.SEX'), 1, 1) if sex == '' then sex = 'U' end if save then tblSEX = tblSEX or {} c...
by tatewise
10 Jun 2019 14:41
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: use search and replace plugin with newline in text
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: use search and replace plugin with newline in text

That message suggests you have NOT set the Filters to just Note fields. I suggest you restrict the Search Scope to Marriage (MARR.FAM) and Basic Filters to Note fields . To be very specific, on the Extra Filters tab set Note fields top right to Fact Notes (~Fact.NOTE) . If the [[ and ]] are not part...
by tatewise
09 Jun 2019 18:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Need help with fact sorting order
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Need help with fact sorting order

Presumably your Obituary or Funereal Notice facts are custom facts you have defined via Tools > Fact Types . So as Brent suggests in those definitions you need to set the Normal Time Frame to Post-Death , otherwise the Facts tab will force facts to be in their correct Time Frame even though their Al...
by tatewise
08 Jun 2019 23:34
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Sources After GEDCOM download to FH from Legacy
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Sources After GEDCOM download to FH from Legacy

OK, you looked at UDF , but did you try any of the other ideas, such as Edit > Find and the Source All tab, especially for the missing Source Type field. how_to:import_from_legacy|> Import from Legacy Family Tree (LFT) explains how to handle _PLAC_DEFN Place Definition for location Lat/Longi...
by tatewise
08 Jun 2019 18:06
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 5568

Re: Census Dates

I suspect smoothster was referring to the uktony scenario of USA census dates being significantly different from the enumeration dates. That problem does not arise for Census records in the UK.
by tatewise
08 Jun 2019 18:02
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH

As others have said, there is a distinction in FH between creating a partnership using the Add Spouse/Partner link, and adding a Marriage Event . The Marriage Event specifically implies that a formal ceremony was held at the time and place stated. Without the Marriage Event it is just a partnership ...
by tatewise
08 Jun 2019 12:03
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH

What appears to have happened is that the FH direct import has created three Family records instead of just one. Two of them contain one MARR iage fact each. Before trying to adjust anything make sure you have a backup. To correct things you need to open the Records Window and on the Families tab lo...
by tatewise
07 Jun 2019 20:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Step child entry

Once you have 'designed' your Diagram with the necessary boxes hidden, you can save that as a Family Historian Chart which will preserve that arrangement, but at the same time will add any new data or people you add to the tree. That way you won't need to remember to hide those established boxes and...
by tatewise
07 Jun 2019 20:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Step child entry

That coloured ribbon (the default setting) clearly indicates and links the boxes of the same people in the two family groups. It was your description that the grandchildren were shown twice that sowed some doubts, because by default only one set of grandchildren should be shown and the others hidden...
by tatewise
07 Jun 2019 18:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Step child entry

The key factor that determines whether those people are the same Individual records or duplicates is their Record Id . In a Diagram where people are shown twice, double-click on any duplicated box to open the Property Box and view the All tab, which shows the Record Id near the top. Leave that Prope...
by tatewise
07 Jun 2019 15:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Step child entry

William, you say: " in a diagram the step children show up twice (once in each marriage), including all of their children etc. " Only the step children should show up twice, linked by coloured ribbons, but their children should only appear once. If you don't get the coloured ribbons and th...
by tatewise
07 Jun 2019 09:51
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Problem with notifications

Mike, that is an interesting observation. How can you possibly know how often users edit postings?
I edit mine (and others') most days, and sometimes several times a day.
by tatewise
07 Jun 2019 09:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

Reports ~ Regarding limitations in Reports , the point is that most displays in FH (except for the All tab) are filtered summaries of the underlying data. That applies to the Main and Facts tabs of the Property Box , the Focus Window , the Diagrams , and most Reports . So if you start using a new d...
by tatewise
07 Jun 2019 09:17
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Problem with notifications

This is a guess, but I wonder if a user editing a posting triggers such notifications. However, when a posting is edited, its status does not change to unread . I am guilty of editing any posting (not just mine) to correct misleading or incomplete details, rather than add a posting of my own to clar...
by tatewise
07 Jun 2019 09:08
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH

When dealing with scenarios such as this, there is no widely agreed standard for representing same-sex partnerships. So each genealogy product has had to design its own solution, and similarly you have designed your own solution by making up the Partner ( MARR ) tag in TMG . Therefore, those data st...
by tatewise
06 Jun 2019 10:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

You click on each one in turn and read about their characteristics, which tells you about Witnesses (in first sentence), etc, etc.

Also just experiment with them in FH.
by tatewise
06 Jun 2019 09:11
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Sources After GEDCOM download to FH from Legacy
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Sources After GEDCOM download to FH from Legacy

Welcome to the FHUG . I have move this to the Importing and Exporting Forum that is more appropriate. Another way to find items is to use the Edit > Find dialogue. All Source records should be listed in the Records Window on the Sources tab, which has a filter to search for titles. In the Property B...
by tatewise
05 Jun 2019 13:20
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2223

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

When it comes to replacing that Windows 7 PC with a Windows 10 PC, you may well be able to continue to use that wide screen monitor, the keyboard, the speakers, and your printer with just a brand new bare tower. It largely depends on the connectors. When the time comes, ask here for advice.

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