* Trim date & Place Fields Plugin

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Trim date & Place Fields Plugin

Post by janefrances » 03 May 2021 13:28

After using the split tree helper I'm now using the above Plugin to scale down my family tree ready for exporting at some point.

I'm a bit confused by the drop down lists for the Select Trim Place and address Fields mode for the columns, being 'delete all columns or keep last or keep last or 1, 2, 3 or 4. I've looked at the help for this but don't really understand. If I wanted the place to be just trimmed to Fulham, Middlesex which option should I choose? Many thanks.

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Re: Trim date & Place Fields Plugin

Post by tatewise » 03 May 2021 14:09

The objective of the plugin is to "hide details so that visitors to the online tree are encouraged to contact the owner to confirm matches and obtain the details."

So the idea is that the more precise Address and Place details are removed to leave just general locations.
So if your Place field was Fulham, Middlesex, London, England the Keep last column option would just keep England
or the Keep last 2 columns option would keep London, England
i.e. the more precise location of Fulham, Middlesex is trimmed away.

The scope of the plugin does not offer to trim righthand columns as that is not removing precise details.

The Rearrange Address and Place Parts plugin may offer what you want to achieve.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: Trim date & Place Fields Plugin

Post by janefrances » 03 May 2021 17:46

Thanks for explaining that Mike, does the job :P

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