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by Ron Melby
03 Jun 2022 11:37
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts coding question
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Map Life Facts coding question

ATTR = ATTR:gsub('^,', ' ,'):gsub(',,', ', ,'):gsub(',,', ', ,')

having thought about it, it seems like this would be the most efficient.
1. fix any first voids: gsub('^,', ' ,')
2. fix every other void: gsub(',,', ', ,')
3. fix remaining voids: gsub(',,', ', ,')
by Ron Melby
02 Jun 2022 11:35
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts coding question
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Map Life Facts coding question

mike, it does work, in fact, just fine, but your explanation of left to right and continue got me to set up a little test and test run to see if I could watch the 'animation' of it in debug. I must say, visually, yours looks cooler. I know its sort of off-beat, but gotta take your amusements where y...
by Ron Melby
01 Jun 2022 21:35
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts coding question
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Map Life Facts coding question

no, I do not think I want that, but it comes to the same thing perhaps. if there is a comma including at the start that has no space: (let us call the existing but no value: (void) void, void, void, void, would be the minimal text void, US Army, void, Company B, WWII,void, CPT,void, I need all void ...
by Ron Melby
01 Jun 2022 16:27
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts coding question
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Map Life Facts coding question

mike, dont know why I don't see these things in my mind right off...but I do not. local ATTR = fhGetValueAsText(aptr) ATTR = ATTR:gsub('^,', ' ,'):gsub(',,,,', ', , , ,'):gsub(',,,', ', , ,'):gsub(',,', ', ,') so I don't know if there is a shorter way to say this, but it appears that gsub does not a...
by Ron Melby
01 Jun 2022 12:18
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts coding question
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Map Life Facts coding question

miketate, some time ago, we exchanged some emails regarding MLF recognizing the right Berks, and other subtle improvements, one of the improvements was cutting up both ,, and , , parts, equivalently. this is not done in fh.split() but somewhere else, insofar as I can tell, and I cannot find that bit...
by Ron Melby
15 Apr 2022 10:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin
Replies: 92
Views: 4661

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin

I dont know what you got so far, but as long as everything is strings.... $pth = 'whatever you have for a path now' $dat = whatever date you get (depending on what that output is, looks like its a string but if not...) then it would be almost exactly like lua except different (lol, I had to say it) ...
by Ron Melby
10 Apr 2022 14:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: works at command prompt not as plugin
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: works at command prompt not as plugin

oh, this is plainly just pure evil. require 'luacom' local FSO = luacom.CreateObject('Scripting.FileSystemObject') powershell command prompt they all handle the paths with spaces differently, where and how they are quoted. it may be that luac.exe is sort of a one off, I am unsure at this point. do a...
by Ron Melby
07 Apr 2022 14:44
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: works at command prompt not as plugin
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: works at command prompt not as plugin

Mike, that iteration was tried, it didn't change anything. however I now have placed the luac.exe inside epth table and removed it from the format. situation is still the same, get 1 in return code and not created, in lua pgm, but if debugged and the exact statement is pasted in command prompt, it h...
by Ron Melby
07 Apr 2022 13:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: works at command prompt not as plugin
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: works at command prompt not as plugin

wondering about this, is there a way to elevate the command in lua? That could be the issue, as I am casting about wildly.
by Ron Melby
07 Apr 2022 13:11
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin
Replies: 92
Views: 4661

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin

the issue is there is a space before /MIR likely a typo.
by Ron Melby
07 Apr 2022 11:33
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: works at command prompt not as plugin
Replies: 6
Views: 421

works at command prompt not as plugin

require("luacom") local FSO = luacom.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") function rtv_canon_parts(_CFN) local _CFP = _CFN:match("(.*[/\\])") if _CFP == _CFN then error("no file provided.") end if FSO:FolderExists(_CFP) then local _fil = FSO:GetFileName(_CFN) local _ext = FSO:GetExtensionName...
by Ron Melby
04 Apr 2022 16:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Need help with a query
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Need help with a query

I did the USA one awhile back based on mt's UK. this should be a good start.
Census by year-USA.fhq
(9.35 KiB) Downloaded 21 times
by Ron Melby
11 Feb 2022 11:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Mapping questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Mapping questions.

For all you ancient and arcane geometers out there (LOL, mostly Mike I think) 1) I cannot for the life of me figure out how you set map boundaries to display, and would like to be able to do that. 2) given a point in lat, long... is there a shortcut (maybe some sort of reversal of haversine, so that...
by Ron Melby
09 Feb 2022 04:11
Forum: Research
Topic: Drc, please define
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Drc, please define

my only shot would be Dominican Republic Consulate, or Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

how long is that shot?
by Ron Melby
06 Feb 2022 14:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Favourites in FH Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Favourites in FH Help

I found mine:

C:\Users\,username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\HTML Help\hh.dat and looked at the hex, it has my fh stuff in there.
by Ron Melby
06 Feb 2022 01:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Favourites in FH Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Favourites in FH Help

this is a likely candidate for user appdata local.
by Ron Melby
04 Feb 2022 13:02
Forum: Research
Topic: Death date records - which should I believe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Death date records - which should I believe?

having laid gravestones for a living in my life, I would give the gravestone date a lower quay than the death certificate.
by Ron Melby
30 Jan 2022 16:01
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: plugin programmer query
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: plugin programmer query

Mortimer Cat you will need to comment line 117 and enable line 118, note that the folder must exist prior to running the profiler. I have path systems file and folder management systems and save and restore systems, but they are a large body and I use them as requires, so I am reticent to do any sav...
by Ron Melby
28 Jan 2022 16:15
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: plugin programmer query
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: plugin programmer query

Mortimer Cat (I will have a look see, maybe I can incorporate that by parameter and arguement) I am trying to make the profiler use 'sloppy' arguments and am soliciting any changes for comprehension and readability to the @usage of the program, currently as follows: @Usage : (1): local _prf = requir...
by Ron Melby
20 Jan 2022 12:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Addresses and commas after house numbers.
Replies: 40
Views: 2552

Re: Addresses and commas after house numbers.

my major concern in addresses is whether or not I can find them on google that way, and whether or not miketate's Map Life Facts can find them on google. my addresses are as follows: building, street, city, state, zip, nation, with placeholders. Fort Stotsenburg, Lily Hill Street, Angels City Pampan...
by Ron Melby
19 Jan 2022 00:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: plugin programmer query
Replies: 4
Views: 707

plugin programmer query

I expect more than one answer but would like all opinions.

If a plugin tool (my profiler) puts out a report, and you give it no default path, where should the output go?
desktop? project folder? plugin data? or elsewhere?
by Ron Melby
14 Jan 2022 11:11
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: V6 and lots of plugins.
Replies: 0
Views: 387

V6 and lots of plugins.

is there anyone here who is still on V6 and has somehow downloaded almost every plugin in the store, or is there a way to get the path to the plugin store V6 and download all? I have been testing my profiler, and I have some large holes in my testing (I must make a decision based on file size of the...
by Ron Melby
14 Jan 2022 10:55
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Behind The Name forenames Version: 1.0
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Behind The Name forenames Version: 1.0

it also produces them on 6.7.2. also, jane, the v.1.1 for V6 doesnt actually used fhutils, so it runs with script errors, if you remove the require, don't know you would have to abandon it for 6.
by Ron Melby
13 Jan 2022 15:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Behind The Name forenames Version: 1.0
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Behind The Name forenames Version: 1.0

I got it manually fromV6 plugins at the plugin store.

V1.1 doesnt work quite right either.

require("fhUtils")

it is not useable in V6, as is, needs loadrequire.
still many script errors.
by Ron Melby
13 Jan 2022 14:22
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Behind The Name forenames Version: 1.0
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Behind The Name forenames Version: 1.0

Jane,

check plugins gives me this: (cheek plugins is up to date)


"E. Not In Store" "1.0" " " "Behind The Name forenames" "Jane Taubman" " "

I do not believe I have changed a plugin name from the store but:

it is now Behind The Name (forenames) in the store. I got it now. Thanks