Login to participate
  
       
Register   Lost ID/password?
The Behold User Forum » Topic           prev Prev   Next next

Sources not appearing - Categorized in: Report a ProblemReport a Problem

7 posts. Started 22 Mar 2005 by rwcrooks. Latest reply 25 Mar 2005 by lkessler. RSS 2.0 feed for this topic RSS
1. Rich Crooks (rwcrooks)
United States flag
Joined: Tue, 1 Feb 2005
0 blog comments, 29 forum posts
Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 Permalink
Am I missing a magic bullet to have the sources appear? They don't appear when I click on the "Sources" in the Table of Contents and where there is supposed to be a source in the individual's summary, I get the @S036@ source identifier.
2. Rich Crooks (rwcrooks)
United States flag
Joined: Tue, 1 Feb 2005
0 blog comments, 29 forum posts
Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 Permalink
I just noticed that this is going to be implemented in version 0.93 - I can wait until then.
3. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
Canada flag
Joined: Sun, 9 Mar 2003
131 blog comments, 191 forum posts
Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 Permalink
This one will be **fun** to implement. Every program seems to record their sources into GEDCOM differently. I'll make sure the sample files I have with source info works for 0.93 alpha, but I expect that beta testing will be needed to get all the kinks out.

Louis
4. Rich Crooks (rwcrooks)
United States flag
Joined: Tue, 1 Feb 2005
0 blog comments, 29 forum posts
Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 Permalink
If you would like additional GEDCOM test files, I could give you a couple of generations of one of my lines that use sources. I use PAF, so the GEDCOM implementation should be fairly standard.

I converted from FTM, whose GEDCOM left a LOT to be desired, especially the handling of sources and occupations (they tend to put the occupation in the location tag for some reason).

I like how quickly you read in and process a GEDCOM file, very fast. Have you thought of maybe implementing a GEDCOM "pre-processor" (Like you need MORE work)? You could set it up with a checklist of things to change in the GEDCOM (like "Remove PAF Notes Indicators (PAF)", "Include blank lines in Notes (ALL)" and "Move Occupation location to description (FTM)" that people could just go down the list and check off what options they want? That would gie the user a little more control over GEDCOM processing and not force BEHOLD to try to come up with an impossible method of trying to keep users of all programs happy. That way, if the user doesn't select any options at all, the GEDCOM file is processed according to the GEDCOM specs.

Just a thought from a fellow programmer who wouldn't even attempt to write anyhting like BEHOLD.
5. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
Canada flag
Joined: Sun, 9 Mar 2003
131 blog comments, 191 forum posts
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 Permalink
I will never turn down an offer of a useful test file. Please send it to lk...@lk...com (you know what the "..." are) and I'll make sure that Behold works well on your file during beta testing.

It won't exactly be a "GEDCOM pre-processor", but the options that you mention are the sort of things that may be on the Reports page of the Organize window. These would be stored with the Behold file so that you can set up different options for different GEDCOM files (or even different options for the same GEDCOM file).

Now that I'm thinking about it, I might rename that page to be simply "Options" instead of Reports.

Louis
6. Rich Crooks (rwcrooks)
United States flag
Joined: Tue, 1 Feb 2005
0 blog comments, 29 forum posts
Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 Permalink
I'm sending it now.
7. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
Canada flag
Joined: Sun, 9 Mar 2003
131 blog comments, 191 forum posts
Posted: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 Permalink
Thanks. That's a very strict-to-standard GEDCOM with many sources and other goodies that will all be able to be handled by Behold.

Leave your Reply

You must login to post your reply.

Login to participate
  
       
Register   Lost ID/password?