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Sort ALL children by birthdate

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Re: Sort ALL children by birthdate

Posted: 3 Nov 2012 7:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
As far as I know, there is no API or other means for programmers and scripters to interact with the data stored in FTM (short of exporting it to GEDCOM, manipulating it, then importing it back in, which is generally not acceptable). Why there is no means of creating such a utility is likely the result of the differences in the target market for the software. TMG is geared for advanced genealogists. FTM is geared for beginning to intermediate family historians.

I also personally believe (from years of experience with bugs, oversights, and questionable decisions) that FTM is never tested with anything other than small trees. This decision to force people with large trees to manually click on thousands of family units and click the "sort by birth order" button is such an example.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
philipjhunt 28 Oct 2012 7:39AM GMT 
tulrose 28 Oct 2012 4:10PM GMT 
sl_kelly 28 Oct 2012 6:29PM GMT 
philipjhunt 28 Oct 2012 11:20PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 2 Nov 2012 10:22PM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 3 Nov 2012 12:23AM GMT 
MarcoScavo 3 Nov 2012 12:37AM GMT 
philipjhunt 3 Nov 2012 4:33AM GMT 
MarcoScavo 3 Nov 2012 1:35PM GMT 
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