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From: "Theresa Greene Reed" <>
Subject: [UFT] Renumbering records
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 18:25:30 -0500
I've been reading the messages about renumbering records with great
interest. It just doesn't seem right not to use a number again when a
record has been deleted.
I'm a record number person. I type in record numbers just about all of the
time, and rarely type in a name in the Find window. After having worked
with my database for a long time, I've gotten to know the important numbers.
If I need to find the number, I look at my printed individual list reports
that I keep next to my keyboard. The fields with their column sizes that I
select for these list reports in small font are as follows:
First: Record No -8, Name short - 31, Born Date - 16, Born Place - 34, RN
Father - 8, RN Mother - 8, Age at Death - 4, Died Date - 16, and Change
Date - 11. Total = 138 of 140 columns.
Second: Surname - 21, Record No - 8, Name short - 31, Sex - 2, Current
age - 4, Born Date - 16, RN Father - 8, RN Mother - 8, No. Events - 5, No.
Roles - 5, No Princ. Roles - 5, Age at Death - 4, Died Year - 5, and Change
Date - 11. Total = 133 of 140 columns.
By looking at these, I know I have work to do when either of the parents'
record numbers is zero; when I see After, Before, About, or nothing in the
date field, etc.
I print these lists directly from UFT, because they do not save to file in
RTF to Word Perfect 7 properly from either UFT 3.0 or UFT 2.9. (Many names
are missing, the columns wrap around and do not line up.)
These lists are very handy. I am not aware of having any missing numbers in
my project, but, if I find them, I definitely will reuse them.
Theresa Greene Reed
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