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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Surname cleanup
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:53:29 -0500
wim prange wrote:
>I've just recently bought TMG 5.04. Have imported my data from my previous
>program which didn't have a PreSurname-field. I have a lot of people in my
>database who have "te", "de", "van de" etc. in their Surnames so have to clean
>up my Surnames.
>I've looked everywhere in the program and helpfile but I can't find a way to
>do this in a "batch-operation". Do I really have to go to every instance of
>these names and changes this manually?
While the new fields were made available, it is more up to the user to
define how they are to be used. Thus there would not be a way to know what
should be moved into the field as many users would define the field uses
differently. Granted that in many ways the usage would be similar there
would still be some differences albeit probably minor. So, yes, you will
need to make the changes manually.
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