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by tatewise
18 May 2024 17:54
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Creating unique splitting-method source name
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Creating unique splitting-method source name

FH allows any records to have the same title/name (except Place records).
e.g. Multiple Individual records can have the same Name, and as discussed here, multiple Source Records can have the same Title. It is the Record Id number that is the unique key which differentiates each record.
by tatewise
18 May 2024 17:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to Open File
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Unable to Open File

Those are remnants of the OneDrive corruption. The 'Projects' with Last Updated 1/01/1971 01:00 are invalid GEDCOM files as that is just a default date. However, they cannot be handled by the More Tasks... options because they all share the same folder. The fix must be applied by using Windows File ...
by tatewise
18 May 2024 16:01
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Creating unique splitting-method source name
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Creating unique splitting-method source name

IMO the Source Title should not refer to the Fact it ratifies but to the Source Document. Also, it is rare for a Source Document to ratify only one Fact, so which one do you choose? e.g. Birth Certificate ratifies Birth Event, the person's Name, parent Names, Address and Occupation. Thus if the Sour...
by tatewise
17 May 2024 13:41
Forum: Diagrams & Charts
Topic: DownArrow
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: DownArrow

BTW: A shortcut to Help on the Focus Window is to hit the F1 key (which is a standard Windows feature). There the Help page says: Next to each displayed relative of the Focus Person, is a small magnifying glass icon. Click on this icon to make that relative the Focus Person (or simply double-click o...
by tatewise
15 May 2024 09:09
Forum: Reports, Books & Websites
Topic: Some Media Records Missing From ISR
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Some Media Records Missing From ISR

Yes, that might make FH struggle. Maybe memory limited.
by tatewise
14 May 2024 22:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property Box Fact Tab Summary Template to show Date Phrase
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Property Box Fact Tab Summary Template to show Date Phrase

You can simplify the expression by using FindText(...) function.
{=TextIf( FindText( %FACT.DATE:XDATETYPE%, "Phrase" ) > 0, %FACT.DATE:COMPACT%, "" )}
by tatewise
14 May 2024 16:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property Box Fact Tab Summary Template to show Date Phrase
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Property Box Fact Tab Summary Template to show Date Phrase

Use the TextIf(...) function and test the following condition:
%FACT.DATE:XDATETYPE% = "Phrase"
with %FACT.DATE:COMPACT% as the next parameter.

The XDATETYPE qualifier is described in the Help for Date Formats along with COMPACT and all the other qualifiers.
by tatewise
14 May 2024 15:17
Forum: Reports, Books & Websites
Topic: Some Media Records Missing From ISR
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Some Media Records Missing From ISR

Does that image display correctly in other reports such as a Media report?
Is it perhaps too large to fit on the page?
Try reducing the image size/resolution.
by tatewise
12 May 2024 18:53
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1143

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

I assume that objective only applies to the current Generic only plugin.
Once custom Source Templates are involved that objective is impossible.
by tatewise
12 May 2024 18:49
Forum: Reports, Books & Websites
Topic: Narrative query
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Narrative query

The only other option is it might be possible to adjust the wording by using a custom Language Pack to 'translate' some words in the report, but that is an advanced technique.
by tatewise
12 May 2024 11:49
Forum: Importing
Topic: Missing fact
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Missing fact

RM treats those items as facts, so allows all the usual subsidiary fields such as Date, Place, Note, Sort Date, Media, Citation, etc. Some are disabled by default but can be enabled and some are unlikely to be used in practice. When exported to GEDCOM those subsidiary fields are invalid and raise er...
by tatewise
12 May 2024 08:53
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Undefined Template Field
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Undefined Template Field

If the field definition is known then a Query can filter on its Data Ref, e.g. %SOUR.~UL-ORIGINAL_SOURCE_FILE%

However, a general purpose search is not possible with a Query.
It would need a custom plugin to compare Source Template field definitions with Source record fields.
by tatewise
11 May 2024 20:52
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1143

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Coping with various templates is certainly key.
Seeing some examples will help but if you only cope with those variants the plugin may not cope with the next user customised variant. So I think the trick is to allow your plugin data set to be mapped to the template metafields by the user.
by tatewise
11 May 2024 19:57
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1143

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Why not start with the FH Essentials collection Civil Registration Index template?
by tatewise
11 May 2024 10:10
Forum: Importing
Topic: Missing fact
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Missing fact

Welcome to the FHUG. I suspect the FH direct import process is treating the Reference No attribute as a special case. By default, it has no Date or Place details so it is converted to the standard GEDCOM/FH Custom Id field. Even RootsMagic exports it to GEDCOM as a Custom Id REFN field. To refer to ...
by tatewise
10 May 2024 20:05
Forum: Programming Technicalities
Topic: Cursor disappearing in iup.list
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Cursor disappearing in iup.list

I found the behaviour was not entirely consistent. However, the position of the cursor certainly affects its visibility. It may be due to subtle differences in the OS - I'm running a native Windows 10 desktop. I suspect it is an IUP bug rather than an FH bug. It might have to be reported to the IUP ...
by tatewise
10 May 2024 19:56
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Basic setup and use of Generic Sources
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Basic setup and use of Generic Sources

The 'Add GRO Index Source Citation' plugin does not use that form of 'template'. It uses Plugin Data 'sticky' settings much like many other plugins have custom 'sticky' settings that are chosen by the user and preserved from run to run. The plugins that Helen refers to were written before FH V7 and ...
by tatewise
10 May 2024 19:36
Forum: Programming Technicalities
Topic: Cursor disappearing in iup.list
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Cursor disappearing in iup.list

The invisible cursor problem seems to depend on where the cursor is located initially. If the cursor is outside the plugin dialogue window then Alt + arrow may cause it to vanish. If the cursor is inside the plugin dialogue window it never vanishes! It seems like a bug, but is probably in the IUP sc...
by tatewise
10 May 2024 19:03
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Basic setup and use of Generic Sources
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Basic setup and use of Generic Sources

There may be some slight confusion in using the word template in the context of generic Source Citations. Generic Source Citations have a structure, just like all other FH/GEDCOM data, but no template is involved. Using the word template in this context may confuse readers. The aspect that uses expr...
by tatewise
10 May 2024 18:58
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Using a function within a function
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Using a function within a function

OK, understood, but do consider using =TextPart(...) as it separates on commas by default.
by tatewise
10 May 2024 16:46
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Basic setup and use of Generic Sources
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Basic setup and use of Generic Sources

Do all the fields on a Generic Sources map to standard GEDCOM fields that the majority of Genealogy programs should interpret correctly? See KB GEDCOM Extension List for non-standard GEDCOM fields. For Source records, I think the only one is the Source Type (SOUR._TYPE) field. Are there any good Kn...
by tatewise
10 May 2024 16:31
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Using a function within a function
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Using a function within a function

I was less concerned about the number of commas than the order of the given/surname. In your latest example: "1939 Register, Bloggs Fred" the surname is before the given name(s). Whereas, the OP had "1939 Register, John William Wardle" with the surname after the given name(s). It...
by tatewise
10 May 2024 15:49
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1143

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Yes, the customisation of Tools > Preferences > Sources > Generic Source Formats... applies globally.

I chose a simple trigger string of "GRO " that must appear at the start of the Title in position 1 just as an example.
The trigger could be made more stringent if necessary.
by tatewise
10 May 2024 15:25
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1143

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

If one turns on "Text from Source" for the Footnotes in the Generic Citation Configuration Menu, then the Mother's Maiden Name or Age at death will appear in the citations. This makes it immediately visible; something we chatted about earlier. I'm not well-enough versed in Generic Sources...
by tatewise
10 May 2024 11:30
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Using a function within a function
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Using a function within a function

In that SCI Birth example, the child's surname precedes the given names in all the Format expressions. That would allow the =Section(...) function to extract the name with surname first as your OP requested. However, the "1939 Register, John William Wardle" title shown in your OP does not ...