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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Event Query Question
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 17:53:06 +0100
Yes, I meant Event Types, sorry.
My response was intended to check if you had found the other tools on how to
filter and query the database in the current version. They are very crude
tools however. And hopefully the next version (4) will have better
capabilities in that area. I don't expect that Bill will address it in
version 3 though. We will have to be patient ;-)
Other tools I didn't mention are the "Set filter button" in the pick-dialogs
(can be reached via the "filter button" in the header area of several
Also using Individual Flags (via Data Setup) can be used to filter and
grouping the database. Especially when the query gets rather complicated so
can use them to 'store' subsets.
These are the tools I can think of right now.
Hope this helps,
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Mike Ferguson
> Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 4:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Event Query Question
> 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
> > 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
> > > 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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