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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Re: Quirks and Bugs!?!?
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 17:53:59 +0100
I think I've traced the Citation-title problem. The faulty name in the
citation-title appears to come from the Name Var field in the Events-table.
The name isn't stored in the Citation table. I've replaced the contents of
that Name Var field with 0 (zero) in Access and everything is okay now.
The Name Var field is only used for events with the secondary type of Name
variation. I haven't figured out how this field had got such an unrelated
value. I created a namevar event and I could only select "related"
namevariations (= existing namevariations for the current individuals) or
when entering an existing name, the name was stored without a dialog as a
new namevariant for the current Individual. I didn't get a "select Name"
dialog of some sort which could have pointed to other Individuals in the
Maybe it was the result of some previous experimenting with Event templates?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Marek" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:31 AM
Subject: [GENBOX] Re: Quirks and Bugs!?!?
> Hi Cheri and Elizabeth,
> My Genbox databases were all created in Genbox. Any export was done right
> back to a new Genbox database so as to reset the "numbers" assigned to
> Sources, Individuals, Events and such as Cheri suggested. As I kept on
> inputting data I noticed the Citation title corruption. In trying to find
> out where this corruption occurred, I tried a few things and one of them
> an export to a new database. Yikes!, this created more new errors in all
> Event Citations. But, and a big but.... even though the export did create
> new errors, while I was checking my backups of the original database I
> noticed the errors in I saw them in older backups that had not had
> to do with any export process at all. So, it may be a problem with exports
> since an export "can" cause it or may be some other problem since it
> happened in a database which was not exported at all. (Wim confirmed the
> problem be manifested in an export process on the Beta list.)
> I figured since I could not edit the errors out being that they are
> internally by Genbox, I started a fresh database from scratch. The custom
> Event and Source templates I copied were entered manually on my laptop as
> sat in front of my desktop and typed the info from the desktop's display.
> importing was done except to save me errors in typing the citation
> templates. Then, since this was a "fresh" database , I was frustrated when
> the first Source was numbered as No. 11.
> These two problems, and others that still exist, are why I don't feel
> comfortable continuing data entry. It seems that new bells and whistles
> being added before the bugs are cleared up.
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