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From: Ben Laurie <>
Subject: Re: FreeBMD-Difficulty with upload
Date: Thu, 06 May 1999 11:44:38 +0100
Peter Abbott wrote:
> At 23:30 04/05/1999 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hello Ben,
> >I'm having difficulty uploading again. This time the system does not
> >seem to want to take my fields with a comma in the middle of the first
> >name field, although I had no problem last time with the comma in the
> >district field. This is what I'm getting:
> >Unexpected characters in first names 'Ann, Colina Livington' at line 139
> >("CAMPBELL","Ann, Colina
> > Livington","Clifton","11","278",)
> >Unexpected characters in first names 'Bridget Teresa, Anna' at line 292
> >("CARMODY","Bridget Teresa, Anna","W. London","2","233",)
> >Any ideas?
> >Roberta Richards Peeples
> >==== FreeBMD-Admins Mailing List ====
> >http://FreeBMD.rootsweb.com/ is the web site for the project. Please
> read the FAQ.
> I would recommend that the comma within a field be replaced by a space. It
> will avoid confusion.
No! What we want in the database is what is written in the index.
If we want to avoid confusion, we do that as a post process on the raw
"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those
who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the
first group; there was less competition there."
- Indira Gandhi
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