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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Data set question -- I wanna lump
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 10:03:25 -0400
On Sun, 02 Apr 2006 23:39:51 -0400, Karen Rhodes wrote:
> On 1 Apr 2006 at 22:52, Terry Reigel wrote:
>> You are welcome to do so. I've never actually tried to
>> print pages from the site but I'm told it works rather
>> well (and fills a 2 1/2" "D" ring binder if you try to
>> print the whole thing <g> ).
> Heh. Don't know that I'll do that -- or at least, not
> all in one go! Thanks so much.
Me neither - that's why I reported it as "hearsay." <g>
> A single data set or a single project with many data
> sets? I don't know that I want all of my people in one
> data set, but the ability to sit two data sets in one
> project side by side and compare them intrigues me, and
> would be highly useful in a few ways I can think of right
> off the bat.
I agree with the comments of others - I don't see much merit in
keeping people in separate data sets within a single project. When you
do you can't link people in those separate data sets, so you can't
create ancestor/descendant reports or websites that link them. And, if
you do any customization of Tag Type, Source Types, Styles, etc., you
have repeat them in each Data Set - there is no easy way to copy them.
In my view, the only reasons to keep separate data sets are:
1) To separate imported data so you can examine it (the primary
reason for the existence of separate data sets, I believe)
2) You have so much data that it bogs down your computer (think
100,000+ people), in which case you need separate projects, not
separate data sets
3) You have multiple sets of data that really needs to be kept
separate, like your personal data and that of a family association, or
data for separate clients.
If you think there is a possible need to have them split in the
future, I'd create flags that mark each set of data. Then, should you
ever need to have that data separate again, say to export to someone
else, you can do so easily.
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