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From: Polly Held <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Omitting Attributes in Reports
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 07:22:58 -0400
References: <44B4DBAC.firstname.lastname@example.org> <005501c6a5b5$fff0e9c0$ef98fea9@ut32nz0b2yow4a>
I tested this feature to see how it works, and the results were as you
have outlined, with one exception.
- not excluded in event + not omitted on content tab = sentence stayed in
- excluded in event + not omitted on content tab = sentence was
- not excluded in event + omitted on content tab = sentence stayed in
- excluded in event + omitted on content tab = sentence was omitted*****
See the second and fourth scenarios above, which begs the questions (put
forth to the developers and not you, Ulrich) for what purpose are the
check boxes for omitting text attributes on the content tab for report
creation? Are there text attributes somewhere within the program that
can be omitted solely from that content tab? It appears that that option
on that tab is useless if it requires the text to be excluded first in
the event before it performs a function. If the check boxes for
omitting text attributes on the content tab perform any task at all,
they are redundant at best, since you have to first exclude the text
attributes from the events themselves, and, to a new user of the program
such as myself, the purpose of those check boxes on the content tab are
then very confusing. However, perhaps there is some aspect of this
feature that I am not understanding. <g>
Thank you, though, for helping me. I appreciate all the help from you
and the other listers as the program is quite involved.
Ulrich Thoma wrote:
> Hi Polly,
> the attributes you want to omit are Text Attributes. And those
> attributes are linked to a "defining event", therefore you must also
> unselect the defining event, if you want to suppress the output.
> Here is the section from the helpfile:
> - Text attributes have a type and a text value. Text attributes are
> linked to a defining event.
> - Flag attributes are named check boxes. A check indicates the
> individual "has" the attribute identified by the flag name.
> Only the flag attributes can be omitted by setting the attributes
> output to "omit", the text attributes must be de-selected twice
> (attributes and events)
> I hope this helps.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: "Polly Held" <>
> An: <>
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. Juli 2006 13:23
> Betreff: [GENBOX] Omitting Attributes in Reports
>> On the Content tab of the Descendant Narrative report view I am
>> selecting for Attributes "Omit", however, the attributes are still
>> showing in the report.
>> ex. for myself :
>> Polly had a total of 2 children. Polly had a total of 1 marriage.
>> Polly was employed as a Secretary.
>> Are not those three sentences supposed to be suppressed when I select
>> omit the attributes?
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