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TIP: Ways of Identifying People in Your Data Base

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Re: TIP: Ways of Identifying People in Your Data Base

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 3:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Dec 2012 3:36AM GMT
Not sure if this is relevant. I use manual Person ID's, a variation of Dollarhide numbering with initials to identify a root. However, these do not show in the index. To get round this I insert the person ID into the name suffix field surrounded by {}. Like another poster I also use the suffix field for identifying wives for which I have no maiden name but this does not interfere. The reason for the {} is that if you need to write a report without those suffixes then copy the database and do a wildcard find and replace of "{*}" with "" to get rid of them. Do your report and then delete the copy.

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Another advantage of this and the numbering is that I can easily filter the tree relative to a given root by filtering in name contains {"RootInitials". ({DN for example)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
silverfox3280 8 Dec 2012 2:24PM GMT 
serenity20061 12 Dec 2012 12:49AM GMT 
kj_norway 12 Dec 2012 2:52AM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 12 Dec 2012 3:44PM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Dec 2012 3:46PM GMT 
keithnuttle 12 Dec 2012 9:38PM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Dec 2012 10:29PM GMT 
serenity20061 12 Dec 2012 11:14PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 13 Dec 2012 11:04AM GMT 
DavidNewton31 20 Dec 2012 10:24AM GMT 
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