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From: "Mike Ferguson" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Event Query Question
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 15:36:29 +0000


Thanks for the response. Yes I am aware that charts and reports can be used to create lists and thus create a query. But that still doesn't seem to address some of the issues here though. As to "Events View", you mean "Events Type View" don't you? While that can be used to navigate as you say, it isn't the same as a true Events View, as it is the difference between Sources View and Sources Type View. Well I guess that isn't really true, and Events Type View is somewhat of a mixed view as it does link to individual events. If you could use the links tab there for other purposes that would be OK.

I have been using Genbox less than a year and have been busy inputting data and haven't really gotten around to exploring reports a whole lot. Although I search the archives of this list when I have problems, maybe I am missing some easy hacks to get around some of these problems.


-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "wim prange" <>
> Hi Mike,
> I fully agree. There has been a lot of discussion in this group about how
> quering the database could be improved: both the query interface, and
> searching more specific tables in the database. Hopefully this will be
> addressed in a future version of Genbox.
> As to your question if you were maybe missing something: you did notice that
> you can use Charts or Reports as a query tool as well? With Reports, you can
> search in like Places or Events. After you have created a (filtered) report,
> the results of your 'query' will also be listed in "List View" as "Report
> Results". Used together with the Links-tab in for instance the Places or the
> Events View, you will be able to navigate through the database more
> efficiently.
> Wim
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > [mailto:] On Behalf Of Mike Ferguson
> > Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 1:43 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: [GENBOX] Event Query Question
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I read this mail list in archives form but have just
> > subscribed, and so can't respond to a previous email as is
> > normal. Regarding Cheri's question and her last message
> > saying that adding the name seemed to make the query not
> > work, she said:
> >
> > "I tried that using Anderson as part of the name field on the
> > first tab."
> >
> > I was however able to get it to work with the same method as
> > Linda. However I am wondering what you (Cheri) mean by "part
> > of the name field". I only entered the surname and nothing
> > else, but are you adding more to it? Also I used the method
> > on every item I entered of tabbing off the field when done.
> >
> > All of this brings up the larger issue in my mind, of the
> > need to be able to view and query on every table in the
> > database. We are losing a large part of the power of a
> > database by being restricted in both queries and reports, to
> > having to frame such searches around individuals, whether
> > particular ones or a list of same. Unless I am missing
> > something on how to use Genbox of course, which I don't think
> > I am. I very much would like the ability to get the results
> > of a query to be events, and not merely a list of individuals
> > associated with those events.
> >
> > Mike
> >
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