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Subject: Re: [TMG] LIVING flag -- Changing default
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 15:46:52 EST
In a message dated 3/8/02 3:42:29 PM Central Standard Time,
> overwhelming majority of new individuals I enter I know are dead
> even if I don't have the exact/approximate date so I do not enter a
> "Death" tag! Can I change the default on "Living" to "N" (which then in
> the few cases I know they are or suspect they might be still alive, I
> could enter by hand a "Y" or a "?".
> The primary reason I want this is so when I share information or
> otherwise do a large report I can automatically protect information on
> those still alive).
> Thank you to all of those who have been so helpful these last three
> years and continue to be,
Your post got me curious, so I tried it, and NO you cannot change the living
flag. If you try to edit it, you will get the following "LIVING is a
standard flag. Neither its label or its default values can be edited. You
can inactivate this flag, but you cannot change or delete it. You may only
edit the label and default values for custom flags."
Teresa Ghee Elliott