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by RogerF
18 Nov 2017 15:51
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Marriages
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: Find Duplicate Marriages

I feel that the peremptory "please discuss" is directed at me, so reluctantly some form of reply is in order. The short answer is: I've previously been focused on Birth matches, so suggesting a specific Marriage matches plugin didn't seem -- to me -- to be a controversial notion. When Mike's new ver...
by RogerF
18 Nov 2017 11:50
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Marriages
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: Find Duplicate Marriages

That seems to do the job. Thanks, Mike
by RogerF
17 Nov 2017 15:52
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Marriages
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Find Duplicate Marriages

Apropos my One-Place Study project, it occurs to me that a Find Duplicate Marriages plugin, similar to Mike's invaluable Find Duplicate Individuals , would be a very useful tool. Basically, all that it would have to do is to highlight two or more marriages of the form "John Smith = Mary ?" happening...
by RogerF
07 Nov 2017 10:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ordering Individuals by DOB
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Ordering Individuals by DOB

Excellent! Thanks again, Mike.
by RogerF
07 Nov 2017 08:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ordering Individuals by DOB
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Ordering Individuals by DOB

Thanks, Mike. It should be possible to simplify matters: everybody in my database has a DOB; if I haven't yet discovered a true date I supply an estimate. So we need look only at%INDI.BIRT.DATE%; perhaps something like: =TextIf( Exists(%INDI.BIRT.DATE%), Text( Text(Year(%INDI.BIRT.DATE%)) . " " . Te...
by RogerF
06 Nov 2017 21:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ordering Individuals by DOB
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Ordering Individuals by DOB

Looking at the Individuals window, displayed ordered by Dates , it would be very useful if the records were presented in a consistent order: that is (for each year) births in that year, then that year (approximately), finally that year (estimated). Currently, the order within each year seems to be f...
by RogerF
20 Sep 2017 13:10
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Search & Replace within a Named List
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

Re: Search & Replace within a Named List

When I wrote, I was thinking about the native FH F&R, but your S&R plugin would be even better, being much more flexible. Many thanks. When I read in the FH Help that a Named List can hold "a list of records that you wish to edit, grouped together for ease of access", I thought my problem was solved...
by RogerF
20 Sep 2017 08:23
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Search & Replace within a Named List
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

Search & Replace within a Named List

Is it possible to perform a Search and Replace, constrained to the records in a Named List?

If not, is there a Wish List item for this feature?
by RogerF
14 Sep 2017 13:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Children with multiple parents
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Children with multiple parents

Thank you both; it was the ">" that I forgot about.
by RogerF
14 Sep 2017 11:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Children with multiple parents
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Children with multiple parents

Is is possible to write a query which reports INDI records having more than one FAMC element?
by RogerF
13 Aug 2017 13:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Struggling with a complex query
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Re: Struggling with a complex query

Roger isn't using Lookup Missing Census Facts (though I did try it earlier) simply because the query approach provides a much more focused result set. It's given me a long list of individuals, sorted by descending DoB, where one click shows me all of the facts I currently have on each individual -- ...
by RogerF
13 Aug 2017 12:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Struggling with a complex query
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Re: Struggling with a complex query

Thank you all for pointing me in the right direction. This seems to do pretty much what I want: Add if =IsTrue(Exists(%INDI.CENS[year=1851]%) or Exists(%INDI.CENS[year=1861]%) or Exists(%INDI.CENS[year=1871]%)) is true Exclude if =Exists(%INDI.CENS[year=1841]%) is true Exclude if %INDI.BIRT.DATE:YEA...
by RogerF
13 Aug 2017 10:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Struggling with a complex query
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Re: Struggling with a complex query

The relevance of the future census events is that they show that the individual was alive beyond 1841; that's much better than merely wondering, with no proof either way.
by RogerF
13 Aug 2017 09:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Struggling with a complex query
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Struggling with a complex query

I'm trying to identify Individuals with missing 1841 Census events. The query I think I need is roughly: (DoB < 1841) AND (Exists(1851 Census event) OR Exists(1861 Census event) OR Exists(1871 Census event)) AND NOT (Exists(1841 Census event)) Needless to say, I've failed to get anywhere close. Guid...
by RogerF
25 Jul 2017 14:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sanity Check plugin?
Replies: 8
Views: 3117

Re: Sanity Check plugin?

Thanks for all those suggestions; I'll see how far I get with them.
by RogerF
24 Jul 2017 20:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sanity Check plugin?
Replies: 8
Views: 3117

Sanity Check plugin?

First off, this isn't (yet) a request for some kind soul to write me another plugin; it's asking for feedback on an idea. (Or, alternatively, for information on how to do this efficiently using existing features.) I've recently had cause to browse though all of the individuals in my current database...
by RogerF
22 Jul 2017 10:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding census dates day and month
Replies: 12
Views: 3818

Re: Adding census dates day and month

For reasons explained elsewhere, I don't use the excellent Ancestral Sources for data entry. However I do use it to get my census dates correct. That is, I enter just the year (1841, 1851, etc), then periodically run AS for its Census Date Check and Census Flag Check features. Simple, and very effec...
by RogerF
27 Jun 2017 10:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Given Name summary counts
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Given Name summary counts

EXACTLY like that!

Thanks, again, for your superb FH support.

Very best wishes, Roger
by RogerF
27 Jun 2017 10:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Given Name summary counts
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Given Name summary counts

That's just what I wanted, Mike; thanks very much.

One small tweak would useful: a M/F column (so I can check my Francis/Frances, etc). Otherwise, problem solved.

Very best wishes, Roger
by RogerF
27 Jun 2017 06:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Given Name summary counts
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Given Name summary counts

Hey, thanks Mike, that's brilliant!

Yes, primary names only and yes, exclude names of less than three characters.

Best wishes, Roger
by RogerF
26 Jun 2017 19:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Given Name summary counts
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Given Name summary counts

In order to weed out accidental mis-spellings, I need a way of breaking down Given Names into their individual elements: that is, "Mary Jane Smith" provides one count for "Mary" and one count for "Jane". Thence, "Mary Jne Smith" would contribute one count of the suspect "Jne" to the list, and that I...
by RogerF
20 Jun 2017 15:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram Expressions disappearing?
Replies: 24
Views: 5219

Re: Diagram Expressions disappearing?

Further to Lorna's comment, when I also followed the wishlist link I discovered that I had previously voted, with a score of 0. Obviously that's completely pointless; maybe some votes have been lost in translation?
by RogerF
17 Jun 2017 08:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram Icons: Flags -> Expressions
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: Diagram Icons: Flags -> Expressions

Mike: However, using the Place name Missing is a novel technique to indicate missing Census details. I am guessing that you want to only identify as missing, those Census entries when the person is alive. Good guess, but wrong. I have a number of individuals who ought to have census entries for a g...
by RogerF
16 Jun 2017 15:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram Icons: Flags -> Expressions
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: Diagram Icons: Flags -> Expressions

Many thanks, Jane.
by RogerF
16 Jun 2017 14:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram Icons: Flags -> Expressions
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Diagram Icons: Flags -> Expressions

Currently I have 20 flags of the form 1841 Census and 1841 Missing , controlling the display of appropriately-ordered icons. I'm experimenting with using expressions to achieve the same result, with only partial success. In place of a flag, I though a Census event with the Place given as "Missing" m...