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by shoshk
22 Oct 2019 08:07
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Setting Fact notes to null
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Setting Fact notes to null

Well, I discovered that if I close my project and then re-open it, FH has removed the blank notes.

So, problem solved.
by shoshk
22 Oct 2019 07:01
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Setting Fact notes to null
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Setting Fact notes to null

My query has both blank and non-blank notes.

Is there a way to filter for blank notes?
by shoshk
22 Oct 2019 06:27
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Setting Fact notes to null
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Setting Fact notes to null

I have a number of notes on facts which I am deleting. I find the notes by a query which has the criteria 'Exclude if fact.note2 is null' (yes, yes I know that's not the proper syntax; I'm being lazy and using pseudo-code) Deleting the text of the note does not set the note to null (I guess the note...
by shoshk
11 Oct 2019 13:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Getting the pointer to a _PLACE note
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Getting the pointer to a _PLACE note

Got it working. The correct syntax is:

pNote = fhGetItemPtr(pi, '~.NOTE2')

Thanks for helping.

Shosh
by shoshk
11 Oct 2019 12:45
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Getting the pointer to a _PLACE note
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Getting the pointer to a _PLACE note

Ok, still having a problem. pNote = fhGetValueAsLink(pi, '~.NOTE2') always returns null. So then I if pNote:IsNull() then pNote = fhCreateItem('NOTE2', pi) end fhSetValueAsText(pNote, sNote) which creates a new note for the place. Every time I run the plugin. Which is not what I want. Argh!
by shoshk
11 Oct 2019 12:17
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Getting the pointer to a _PLACE note
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Getting the pointer to a _PLACE note

OK. Really was a stupid question. :oops:

I forgot that I had to create the note if it didn't exist.

All works now.

Shosh
by shoshk
11 Oct 2019 12:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Getting the pointer to a _PLACE note
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Getting the pointer to a _PLACE note

I know it's a stupid question, but I can't find the answer, so... I have the following code: pNote = fhGetValueAsLink(pi, '~.NOTE2') where pi points to a _PLAC record. I've tried several variations on the data reference. All return 'null'. I guess I'm missing a period or something. Can you help? Tha...
by shoshk
08 Oct 2019 09:02
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Citations - can't figure out how to get 'Where within Source'
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Citations - can't figure out how to get 'Where within Source'

I'm pulling out my hair here. I have no problem diisplaying 'Where within Source' in a query . But, apparently, I'm not using the correct reference in the plugin I'm writing. My function gets a pointer to a fact - pfact , and loops through the citations (sources?) for the fact. I'm having trouble ac...
by shoshk
26 Sep 2019 13:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Names Plugin
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Find Duplicate Names Plugin

I think that the only field which is relevant for us is ¬.NAME.

We do not assign values to any of the sub-fields. Does FH assign values to GIVN and/or SURN?

Shosh
by shoshk
26 Sep 2019 12:44
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Names Plugin
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Find Duplicate Names Plugin

We enter all names found in the records. And there are a lot of variations. So an individual could have quite a few alternate names. I have individuals with upwards of 10 names. That's an awful lot of permutations.

Shosh
by shoshk
26 Sep 2019 12:33
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Names Plugin
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Find Duplicate Names Plugin

I am looking for 1) Any single Individual record where its Primary/Alternate Name fields contain duplicates.

I don't think it should be too difficult to write.

Shosh
by shoshk
26 Sep 2019 06:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Names Plugin
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Find Duplicate Names Plugin

Hi, I need a way to generate a list of people who have duplicate names (the same name occurs more than once for the person). It's a pretty easy plugin to write, but before I spend the time, I wanted to check if something like this already exists. I checked the Plugin Store and didn't see anything, b...
by shoshk
20 Sep 2019 05:30
Forum: General
Topic: What to call a person who is not a progenitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: What to call a person who is not a progenitor

David, Sprogless... LOL Since I'm not a Brit, I had to look that one up. I like your suggestion of 'Stand-Alone'. It seems to me to be a neutral designation that captures our intention. To clarify further, we are currently marking individuals, via a plugin, as follows: - 'Grimbarian' (born, lived, d...
by shoshk
19 Sep 2019 16:39
Forum: General
Topic: What to call a person who is not a progenitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: What to call a person who is not a progenitor

I wanted to clarify a bit more, regarding the kinds of people that are included in this category. 1. People who appear as 'boarders' or 'servants' in the census for a household of known individuals. 2. People who were buried in the Jewish cemetery; may or may not have died in a Grimsby-associated re...
by shoshk
19 Sep 2019 15:13
Forum: General
Topic: What to call a person who is not a progenitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: What to call a person who is not a progenitor

Jane,

I, too, am inclined to call them 'Strays', but both my husband and daughter made a face when I suggested it. They both said it makes them think of stray animals.

But, if I get more votes for 'Strays' perhaps my husband will accept it. ;)

Regards,
Shosh
by shoshk
19 Sep 2019 14:17
Forum: General
Topic: What to call a person who is not a progenitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

What to call a person who is not a progenitor

Hi all, My husband has been researching the Grimsby Jewish Community for years and years. Finally, he has agreed to start the analysis phase of the study and start publishing. Yay! Among many other things, we are flagging people who were members of the community (born, resided, died or were buried i...
by shoshk
13 Sep 2019 09:48
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Running reports from lua
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Running reports from lua

Thank you Mike.

I've done this before. As you say, not straight-forward, but the results are worth the effort (in my opinion).

Shosh
by shoshk
12 Sep 2019 10:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Running reports from lua
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Running reports from lua

Thanks for everybody's input. I need to use a plugin to generate at least part of my reports because they are non-standard and require logic. I plan on generating my output as a MS Word file. I've done this in the past and, while not trivial, gives me fine control over all aspects of content and for...
by shoshk
12 Sep 2019 04:34
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Running reports from lua
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Running reports from lua

Thanks Mike
by shoshk
11 Sep 2019 19:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Running reports from lua
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Running reports from lua

I've tried looking for this and think that it probably doesn't exist, but I'll ask anyway...

Is it possible to run a report from a plugin?

I would like to be able to specify a list of individuals, in a named list, and generate a report for each individual, saving each separately.

Thanks,
Shoshana
by shoshk
29 Aug 2018 11:50
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Add Media URL Shortcut
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Add Media URL Shortcut

That did the trick.

Thank you,
Shoshana
by shoshk
29 Aug 2018 10:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Add Media URL Shortcut
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Add Media URL Shortcut

Hi Mike, I love this plugin. But today, I tried to add a shortcut and encountered the following error: ... 52: invalid capture index ... I tried to take a look at it to see what's going on and also did a bit of googling. Somehow, it seems to be related to % chars in the URL and something about encod...
by shoshk
28 Aug 2018 20:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source which provides evidence for sibling relationship
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Source which provides evidence for sibling relationship

Actually, after analyzing lots of little pieces of evidence, I know who the parents are, and the children are linked to the parents. But the source in question does not prove a parent-child link. It proves a sibling-sibling link. That is what I want to document. I don't like using associates because...
by shoshk
28 Aug 2018 12:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source which provides evidence for sibling relationship
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Source which provides evidence for sibling relationship

I'm trying to document a family for which there is very little hard evidence (lost in court house fire). For each piece of evidence that I find, I'm trying to document exactly what is proven; I'm not making any assumptions. That will come later when I put together all the little bits and pieces of e...