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From: Lee Hoffman/KY <>
Subject: Re: TMG-L: TMG Reference Field
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 16:30:22 -0500

Charles Pickering wrote:
>Is it possible to create a database with a dummy entry; modify the reference
>field length; import the gedcom file to the dummy; then export to a new
>gedcom and then import to the desired database? Will the new gedcom file
>retain the expanded field length?

No. When you a GEDCOM file is imported, TMGW automatically creates a new

Suppose you create a one (dummy) person dataset with expanded Reference
field with a dataset name of JONES01. Then when you import the GEDCOM
file, TMGW will ask for the name to be given the new dataset. If you give
it the name of JONES01, TMG will overwrite the one person dataset with the
new GEDCOM information after deleting the old dataset (it will warn you
that you are about to delete an existing dataset).

Lee Hoffman/KY
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A user of the best genealogy program, The Master Genealogist (TMG)

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