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by laz_gen
28 Jul 2019 11:59
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Export to TNG
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Export to TNG

Yes following the normal procedure for excluding facts for living individuals etc. before export. I had not yet explored the Split Tree Helper feature. Just had a look and can see how I can select just that fact and have it removed from the exported gedcom, (not the live working gedcom). I have dele...
by laz_gen
28 Jul 2019 09:08
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Export to TNG
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Export to TNG

A question for Mike regarding his plugins. I make use of your excellent plugins "Clean Living Individuals" and "Export Gedcom" to prepare my data for my TNG website and have just noticed I now have a few "ToDo" custom facts showing online. These are ToDo facts I created to help me keep track of thin...
by laz_gen
14 May 2019 19:25
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Export To Do Facts to Evernote
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Export To Do Facts to Evernote

The ongoing discussions about To Do notes and Research Planners has made me reconsider how I was organising my own To Do's. I create To Do facts to remind myself of records that need my attention. I have a custom query that searches for these facts and produces a report and have been saving these re...
by laz_gen
14 May 2019 18:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: To-do lists/Planning your research

Yes I did read the instructions and view the template but this is the output from the template as loaded from scratch. The template provides for 6 children all listed below the spouse(s) but the output prints two of the three children at the top of the note. Christopher Ian MUNRO, Born 12 January 19...
by laz_gen
14 May 2019 13:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: To-do lists/Planning your research

Thanks Jane, I have just installed the plugin and run it a few times. The plugin runs and the note is created in Evernote but I think something is not right with the formatting as some of the children are shown above the primary individual at the top of the note. Also if there is more than one marri...
by laz_gen
13 May 2019 20:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: To-do lists/Planning your research

I prefer to use Evernote for my Notes and To Do planning and there is a particular Evernote feature that may help its integration with FH. Evernote can continually monitor a chosen folder and will immediately import a newly saved file it finds in that folder. It creates a new note in a chosen Everno...
by laz_gen
05 May 2019 14:47
Forum: Research
Topic: Land Tax records
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Land Tax records

To get a feel for what the 1812 amount was worth it relation to today's values you could try an inflation calculator. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy/inflation/inflation-calculator This site gives a guide to wages, food prices etc. The end of the page has figures close to the start o...
by laz_gen
04 May 2019 13:35
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Named List
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Named List

Helen

An interesting KB article.
I will be reading to see how I can enhance my simple To Do process.

Thanks
by laz_gen
04 May 2019 13:32
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Named List
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Named List

Two new tickets created at Calico Pie support requesting:

1. Plugin API access to write/modify Named Lists
2. Custom toolbar buttons
by laz_gen
04 May 2019 13:12
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Named List
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Named List

I am happy to make a request to Calico Pie for

1. Plugin API access to write/modify Named Lists
2. Custom toolbar buttons

The only contact form I can see at the FH website seems to be for reporting a problem.

Is this also the means of making requests for future enhancements?
by laz_gen
04 May 2019 09:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Named List
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Named List

That is a shame, I was thinking I could perhaps enhance my mini To Do system with a plugin. I currently use a custom To Do fact and add that to an individual as needed with a category and a small note. At the end of an FH session where I know I have added some To Do facts I run a custom query to gat...
by laz_gen
03 May 2019 18:56
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Named List
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Named List

From within a plugin is it possible to add result rows to a named list? In effect mimicking the "Add Row Records to Named List" option of the Query menu of the result set tab. I can see the API listing has a fhCallBuiltInFunction call but can't see an appropriate function to store in a named list, j...
by laz_gen
03 May 2019 15:19
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lua Inspiration needed
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Lua Inspiration needed

My final bit of code to extract media titles from their filenames. Tidied things up a little and included a results table to see if all is correct. Credit to Jane for her SplitFileName function and for Mike in pointing me towards the right looping construct to use. -- Extract Media Titles from Media...
by laz_gen
02 May 2019 14:53
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lua Inspiration needed
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Lua Inspiration needed

I am used to constructing loops with For/Next or While/Wend or Repeat/Until or Do/While etc. to navigate strings, arrays, tables directly and I have been trying to do the same here. I can see now the FH designer intended us to only make use of the API functions (and Lua functions) to navigate around...
by laz_gen
02 May 2019 09:24
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lua Inspiration needed
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Lua Inspiration needed

I must admit to becoming rather confused about which looping constructs are suitable for which records. With your hints and clues you have directed me to that page of code snippets where I find the first and second example uses a "While" loop and the last uses a "For" loop. That last example appears...
by laz_gen
01 May 2019 19:42
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lua Inspiration needed
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Lua Inspiration needed

-- Extract Media Title from Media Filename local ptr = fhNewItemPtr() local records = fhNewItemPtr() local ptrFile = fhNewItemPtr() local ptrObje = fhNewItemPtr() function SplitFilename(strFilename) -- Returns the Path, Filename, and Extension as 3 values return strFilename:match("^(.-)([^\\/]-)%.(...
by laz_gen
01 May 2019 15:04
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lua Inspiration needed
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Lua Inspiration needed

-- Extract Media Title from Media Filename function SplitFilename(strFilename) -- Returns the Path, Filename, and Extension as 3 values return strFilename:match("^(.-)([^\\/]-)%.([^\\/%.]-)%.?$") end for ptr in records('OBJE') do titleptr = fhGetItemPtr(ptr,'TITL') if titleptr:IsNull() then titlept...
by laz_gen
01 May 2019 11:10
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lua Inspiration needed
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Lua Inspiration needed

Thanks Mike, yes I have been reading about string handling on the knowledgebase and in the Lua manual online. I was working my way (very slowly) through string patterns and captures in the Lua manual then found the Split filename functions on the knowledgebase. I did have an idea for adding the comm...
by laz_gen
30 Apr 2019 16:35
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lua Inspiration needed
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Lua Inspiration needed

I was experimenting with that function from the knowledgebase but could only get it to partly work. It was failing to split the path and filename properly. Adding the double backslashes does allow it to work properly. I didn't know that thanks. The source of the path/filenames will be directly from ...
by laz_gen
30 Apr 2019 14:28
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lua Inspiration needed
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Lua Inspiration needed

My FH project includes a large number of media imported from Legacy. The media records appear to mostly have their Title field empty, except for a few where I have manually entered a title. I have always been methodical in my media file naming so the Path field of each media record holds something t...
by laz_gen
22 Apr 2019 15:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Imported Facts
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Imported Facts

Excellent Mike thanks, all that from a "Show Hidden" tick box that I had continually overlooked. Now I can see these imported facts listed and when I attempt to Edit one I can see it offers to create a definition for me. Just what I was looking for, an easy way to adopt them. I would have been happy...
by laz_gen
22 Apr 2019 14:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Imported Facts
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Imported Facts

I am reviewing my facts after an import from Legacy and following the use of various plugins. I am left with a number of "custom" facts that were created in Legacy and now exist in FH with a prefix of "EVEN-". When I say they have this prefix, this is only visible in the "Custom Facts" drop down lis...
by laz_gen
14 Apr 2019 10:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Possible FH bug
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: Possible FH bug

New support ticket opened at Calico Pie
by laz_gen
13 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Possible FH bug
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: Possible FH bug

I have had a little more experimentation with my customisation of the property box and realised what had caused the little hiccup, I had added "Living & Private" flags as the first item in the property box, above the Name: field. It seems obvious now that the program couldn't place the cursor in the...
by laz_gen
13 Apr 2019 14:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Tab
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Fact Tab

Have a look at the toolbar at the bottom of the facts pane. There is an icon/button that looks like a calendar with a plus symbol. That is the "Show/Hide Timeline Facts" button. It toggles on and off and it sounds like it is set ON showing facts from the immediate family. Click it ON and OFF to see ...