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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Genbox is making assumptions about places?
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 11:13:35 +0200
I can imagine it's cumbersome for your workflow but I particularly like the
handling of places in Genbox. Not everybody agrees with me though because it
takes some time to get at grips with it. The problem with parsing is related
to the limitations of Gedcom though, I don't think it's Genbox fault.
For your particular situation, you might want to make some changes in the
GBXDBINI.GDZ file for experiment. Genbox uses this file when creating new
databases. For the parsing of places, there is allready a place list
available which is used during the import. You could clean that places-table
and leave only a few high-level places intact. On import, Genbox needs
enough 'hooks' to parse the information correctly. Before import, you could
create a new datbase first, then first enter some of the higher placelevels
(counties, states, countries) found in the gedcom, and after that import the
information into that existing database.
You sometimes use VCF and sometimes Genbox now for charting, based on the
clients wishes? I'm amazed that you use gedcom-files for this. I've imported
my data into a few other programs and the first thing that was needed was an
extensive check plus clean-up (plus adapting the information to the new
features of the program).
Lets hope XML will solve some of these problems (allthough I'm sure there
will be imprt-issues then too).
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Robin Lamacraft [mailto:]
> Verzonden: donderdag 22 juli 2004 8:22
> Onderwerp: RE: [GENBOX] Genbox is making assumptions about places?
> At 22:44 21/07/2004 -0700, Cheri wrote:
> >Robin - The simplest way to get place levels as you want
> them is to create
> >them directly in the Place List versus using data entry
> fields; then you can
> >parse as you see fit. Sally is one person on this list who
> lives in the UK
> >and uses a differing place structure than US-centric ones
> and perhaps she
> >can jump in here and say how she does it.
> The problem here is that I am entering someone else's data to
> create a
> chart and reports - I have no idea what level it should be at
> until a find
> some commonalty between the entries. The re-parsing gives me
> a feeling of
> loss of confidence and control over what is finally being
> stored or how it
> will be used later.
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