Log File Messages

 
Behold does lots of checking on input data. There are currently two types of messages:
 
  1. Data Problems are structural problems with the data that you will want to know about and will want to fix. Behold's message will give you the information you need to fix it.
     
  2. GEDCOM messages that reports on non-standard constructs in the GEDCOM file. Behold can understand these, but other programs may not and those other programs may not read that data correctly from the GEDCOM file.
 
Currently, Behold does not yet do sanity checking, which is checking that all dates make sense in relation to events. This will be added in a future version.
 

 

These are all the Data Problems:

 
Data Problem: Extra FAMs - Behold will accept them all. **You should fix this**
This FAM record has HUSB and WIFE links that point to more than 2 people.
 
Data Problem: Extra FAMS/HUSBs - Behold will accept them all. **You should fix this**
This FAM record has 2 HUSB links but GEDCOM only allows 1 HUSB link.
 
Data Problem: Extra FAMS/WIFEs - Behold will accept them all. **You should fix this**
This FAM record has 2 WIFE links but GEDCOM only allows 1 WIFE link.   
 
Data Problem: Line Invalid - Behold will ignore the line. **You should fix this**
This line has no level number or tag.   
 
Data Problem: Missing HEAD Record - Behold will still try to read what it can. **You should fix this**
A HEAD record is not at the start of this file.   
 
Data Problem: Missing Record - Behold will generate the record. **You should fix this**
This record is referred to, but the record has not been defined.   
 
Data Problem: Missing TRLR Record - Behold will display what it found. **You should fix this**
A TRLR record is not at the end of this file.   
 
Data Problem: Own Ancestor - Behold handles it. **You should fix this**
These people are their own ancestor and you can see this by tracing through these parental links. Behold is not bothered by this and still displays all the data, but you should fix the incorrect link that causes it.   
 
 

 

These are all the GEDCOM messages:

 
Char Bad Uni - Behold will read what it can.
This line contains one or more invalid Unicode character codes.   
 
Char Bad UTF - Behold will read what it can.
This line contains invalid UTF-8 character codes.   
 
Char Is Uni - Behold will assume Unicode.
The character set is Unicode, but the File Byte Order Mark is not.   
 
Char Is UTF8 - Behold will assume UTF8.
The character set is UTF-8, but the File Byte Order Mark is not.   
 
Char Not UTF8 - Behold will assume UTF8.
The character set is not UTF-8 as specified by the File Byte Order Mark.   
 
Char Not Uni - Behold will assume Unicode.
The character set is not Unicode as specified by the File Byte Order Mark.   
 
Duplicate Link - Behold will combine these links.
(Tag) (ID) has already defined this link.   
 
Duplicate Record - Behold will create a new record.
This record has already been defined.   
 
Extra HEAD - Behold will ignore this.
There is extra data on the HEAD record.   
 
Extra Invalid - Behold will ignore this.
This invalid line is after the TRLR record.   
 
Extra Level 0 - Behold will include and display this.
There is extra data on this level 0 record.   
 
Extra Line - Behold will try to process this.
This valid line is after the TRLR record.   
 
Extra TRLR - Behold will ignore this.
There is extra data on the TRLR record.   
 
Line Blank - Behold will ignore these.
There should be no blank lines.   
 
Line Indented - Behold will ignore the leading blanks.
This line should not be indented.   
 
Line Too Long - Behold will read the entire line.
This line including terminator is (Number) characters long but it should be not be more than 255.   
 
Missing NAME - Behold will check the children to assume a surname, or will assign "unspecified".
This person's name is not defined.   
 
Missing NOTE text - GEDCOM says you need it, but Behold does not care.
The note text should begin on the NOTE record.   
 
Missing Place - Behold will assign "unspecified".
There is no place name on the PLAC tag.   
 
Missing Rec Type - Behold will include it as an unspecified record type.
There is no record type on this level 0 record.   
 
One Way HUSB/WIFE - Behold will assign the reverse link.
This FAM record has a HUSB or WIFE link that points to this INDI record, but the INDI record does not link back with a FAMS link.   
 
One Way FAMS - Behold will assign the reverse link.
This FAM record is pointed to by a FAMS link in this INDI record but does not link back with a HUSB or WIFE link.   
 
One Way CHIL - Behold will assign the reverse link.
This FAM record has a CHIL link to this INDI record, but the INDI record does not link back with a FAMC link.   
 
One Way FAMC - Behold will assign the reverse link.
This FAM record is pointed to by a FAMC link in this INDI record, but the INDI record does not link back with a CHIL link.   
 
Tag HEADER - Behold can read this file. Some programs won't
This is an FTW TEXT file. It is not a GEDCOM file. The FTW tags will be mapped to their GEDCOM equivalent.   
 
Tag Invalid - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) is not a valid GEDCOM tag.   
 
Tag Invalid FTWT/GED - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) is not a valid FTW TEXT tag. It is not a GEDCOM tag either.   
 
Tag Invalid FTW TEXT - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) is not a valid FTW TEXT tag, but it is a GEDCOM tag.   
 
Tag No CONC - Behold will ignore this line.
There is no text on the line to Concatenate.   
 
Tag Removed 53 - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) was removed from GEDCOM Version 5.3 and later.   
 
Tag Removed 54 - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) was removed from GEDCOM Version 5.4 and later.   
 
Tag Removed 55 - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) was removed from GEDCOM Version 5.5 and later.   
 
Tag Removed 551 - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) was removed from GEDCOM Version 5.5.1.   
 
Tag NotAdded 54 - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) was not added to GEDCOM until Version 5.4   
 
Tag NotAdded 55 - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) was not added to GEDCOM until Version 5.5   
 
Tag NotAdded 551 - Behold will accept these. Some programs won't
(Tag) was not added to GEDCOM until Version 5.5.1   
 
Tag Lowercase - Behold will try using the uppercase equivalent.
(Tag) has lowercase characters. Mapping to uppercase.   
 
Ver NonStd - Behold will read this version of GEDCOM.
This version of GEDCOM is not the standard 5.5 or 5.5.1.