* Add GRO Source plugin

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by David Potter » 25 Feb 2020 08:46

Hi Mike

Sorry for the delay, I had no laptop until now. Sorry yes request 1 should also apply to Marriage and Death indexes. I think think the Name for Marriage should apply to both parties. Husband and Wife. The plug already checks for multiple Marriages and asks the user to choose which one.

I think the Name(Names if a Marriage) should be the Primary name only. Alternatives then handled by the user.

Dates I was thinking along the lines of what is handled already. Examples, Q3 1893, March 2005, etc.

Death indexes can also support the Birth fact but perhaps let the user decide if the Citation should be copied there also.

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by David Potter » 25 Feb 2020 08:54

Hi Mike to further clarify the Marriage citation. Both Individual Primary Names, and yes the Family Marriage Event.

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by tatewise » 25 Feb 2020 14:19

I think the attached Add GRO Source plugin version 1.3.1 dated 25 Feb 2020 should work OK.
It has several tweaks:
The initial dialogue requesting GRO BMD Index Sources has been revised to allow one generic GRO Index Source for all types, or 3 separate sources for GRO Birth, Marriage & Death.
The whole of the Add GRO Entry dialogue has been revamped with revised prompts and tooltip popups.
The lower seven options are now 'sticky' (they were always meant to be but a small bug prevented that).

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by David Potter » 25 Feb 2020 17:26

Hi Mike. Sounds fantastic. I'll put it through its paces this evening and report back

Thank you very much

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by David Potter » 25 Feb 2020 19:25

Hi Mike

Absolutely spot on. Thank you very much; that has saved a lot of manual copy paste and additional editing. :D

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by tatewise » 25 Feb 2020 19:57

David, could you run some testing with as many varied option combinations as possible please.

You could use the FH Sample Project that has three suitable GRO Index Source records.
Either use Edit > Undo Plugin Updates or reset the FH Sample Project afterwards.

Are the tooltip popups helpful and could they be improved?

Take a look at the Add GRO Event to an Individual (no source) Plugin.
It has some interesting features that might roll up into this Add GRO Source plugin.
e.g. Overwrites imprecise Dates with Quarter Date, uses Event Notes instead of Citations.
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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by David Potter » 25 Feb 2020 21:59

Hi Mike Sorry only just saw this post. I'll test further as you suggest.

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by David Potter » 26 Feb 2020 18:12

Hi Mike

I have finished extensive testing and can't identify any issues. Undo and Redo all work fine. The Tips work and look fine. The only comment from me would be to change the Field Description for GRO Index Reference to be GRO Index Reference/Names to better indicate this is where the Individuals Name can be placed to make this a little more obvious. I guess text formatting this combined field would be up to the user.

Re the other GRO Plug-In: I looked into this and personally I would prefer not to use the Notes option, therefore preferring the Citation (No Source) over Notes. And so leaving the ability to attach Media to the Citation if required. Re the option to overwrite inconsistent Dates. I found this quite intriguing and interesting at first but most of my Dates are based on some rational that I would want preserved and not overwritten, however; appreciating there is some logic as to what it will overwrite or leave as is. That's me I guess.

Thank again for your help Mike

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by tatewise » 26 Feb 2020 20:07

Changing GRO Index field description is no problem.

The Notes only option would be just that, an option.
It could be chosen in the initial dialogue, where the three Source records are selected.

Also, overwriting imprecise Dates would be an option similar to the Set Citation Entry Date option.
There might be choices such as None, Year Only, Inexact Only, etc, and chosen on each use.
None would not overwrite existing Event Date.
Year Only would only overwrite Event Date if it involved just a year or two years.
Inexact Only would only overwrite Event Date if it was not an exact simple date with day & month & year.
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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by David Potter » 26 Feb 2020 22:20

Hi Mike

I see - I'll leave it to you to decide wether to integrate the two Plug-In's. I can see some merit in what you describe. Also makes sense to have only one Plug-In covering all options.

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by tatewise » 04 Mar 2020 19:33

The attached Add GRO Source plugin version 1.3.2 date 04 Mar 2020 has options to integrate the Add GRO Event plugin.

Put GRO Index Date in Event Date when: sets criteria for overwriting the Event Date.
The default of No Event Date behaves as before and only writes the GRO Index Date if no Event Date.
Year Only Event Date causes the Event Date to be overwritten if no day or month is mentioned.
Inexact Event Date causes the Event Date to be overwritten only if no day is mentioned.

Select Citation Reference Field: offers Where within Source & Text From Source as before but also Event Note Only.
In that latter case no Citation is added at all, and the GRO Index Reference is added to the Event local Note.

Initially, when selecting the BMD Sources the warning messages when 0 or 2 Sources are chosen have been revised to allow a Retry, and for 0 Sources to Ignore and use the new Event Note Only option or add the Source Record Id later.

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Re: Add GRO Source plugin

Post by David Potter » 04 Mar 2020 20:58

Thank you Mike. I'll test it out

BR
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