*New Multifact plugin

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby E Wilcock » 15 Mar 2019 13:07

I have not followed the technicalities of this. However, I notice the original application was for entering elements in a passenger list.
I too use lists where a single entry on the internet database may include several different facts.
However, some facts may appear more than once. e.g. 2 addresses, 2 emigrations.
So am wondering whether the multifact plug in will allow for a single fact to be added more than once?

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby ColeValleyGirl » 15 Mar 2019 13:52

Re adding a single fact more than once, yes -- although you will have to do them in separate 'passes' (which can be done without closing the plugin.)

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby E Wilcock » 15 Mar 2019 14:01

That is great. Thank you.

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby ColeValleyGirl » 18 Mar 2019 12:54

OK, here's the latest version which I think addresses all the issues raised so far -- with one exception (which I will come to).



The one outstanding problem is Jane's slow loading time -- I've put in a progressbar as advised by Mike Tate, but the size of Jane's fact files (which I've been testing with) mean the progress bar isn't displayed -- and I'm not seeing the same slow loading with the same files...

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby tatewise » 18 Mar 2019 14:02

Has it been established at what stage Jane's slow loading occurs?
Is it actually while loading the Fact Sets, or is it prior to that when requiring the libary modules, or elsewhere?
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby ColeValleyGirl » 18 Mar 2019 14:17

Mike, No -- but given that most plugins require library modules, I'd expect it to be something specific to this plugin... And Jane managed to reduce the load time from 40 seconds to 24 by tidying up her fact sets, so they must be at least part of the challenge (but perhaps not all of it).

Jane, do you have a lot of places and addresses -- that may be another source of slow loading?

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby E Wilcock » 19 Mar 2019 09:57

I found it slow to open on my own family tree. But then I just tried it with one of my largest projects of 4270 people and it opened instantly.
As usual my efforts to actually use the plug in werent too happy. Being the ignorant guinea pig. I wanted to enter Census, Race, Education, Residence and in some cases other facts from a census (for which I dont use AS because AS simply places this info in Notes). The race, white or Hebrew then appears in every entry.
So what is the result from your passenger list please? If one enters an attribute or nationality does that then appear on multiple entries?

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby ColeValleyGirl » 19 Mar 2019 10:16

Any Attribute value you add is applied to all Attributes created (not events, as they don't take a value).

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So if entering a passenger list, having selected the source and individuals, I enter the date, Place and Place2 plus a note (typically identifying the ship, but I might put other info in here like 'Mary and her children were travelling to join her husband') and then choose and create the Emigration fact (others might choose Immigration). Once the fact is created (one per individual), I can edit each one in turn to e.g. specify the Age (which will be different for each individual).

If you want to create multiple Attributes for multiple people you should select and create the Facts one at a time.

Re slowness, does the 'slower' project have significantly more places and addresses than the fast one?

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby E Wilcock » 19 Mar 2019 15:35

Helen _ This is not going to be a useful reply.
I arrived from TMG and have never before opened or counted the place records.
The smaller project has 1003 place records and the larger one 2681.
There may tho be relatively fewer addresses in the larger project which has been a major research file since coming into fh, where I stopped using the address field.
But I have tried running your plug in on three other Projects, one of which was started in fh. There is a hesitation of maybe 1 second but no longer than Mike's export Gedcom plug in which I tried for comparison.
However, what about custom events? I use relatively few tho some extinct family events (i.e. events with more than one principal) have come in from TMG.
When your plug in opened instantly the second time I clicked it this morning, I assumed it was because it was already in the computer memory? And the computer has not yet been turned off.
Let me know if you want me to try anything else.

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby E Wilcock » 19 Mar 2019 15:38

Can I ask a subsidiary question?
Does the double place field mean that using this plug in one can enter two places in a single event?

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby ColeValleyGirl » 19 Mar 2019 15:43

No, that is useful -- even if it doesn't tell me what the problem is -- thanks.

Re custom events, if they are INDIVIDUAL facts, they should show up in the list of facts you can choose from. Not Family events though -- the plugin only handles individual facts.

Re place 1 and PLace 2, I'm afraid it will only use Place 2 if you are creating one of the (two) facts that supports it -- Immigration or Emigration. There's no way to persauded FH to attach a Place2 to any other fact.

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby E Wilcock » 19 Mar 2019 20:03

Just a thought about my projects - I dont have many attached images. Only 3 images in my big project - I planned to link source images in fh but never got round to it. Could it be Janes's images?

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby ColeValleyGirl » 20 Mar 2019 06:59

I don't do any image processing, so it isn't that, I'm afraid.

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Re: New Multifact plugin

Postby ColeValleyGirl » 28 Mar 2019 18:03

This is now available from the Plugin Store.


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