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From: "Jack D. Lovelace" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Principal vs Witness
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:45:55 -0700
References: <92E20B4143CC4D48992E84B309D62CCF@jfc>
In-Reply-To: <92E20B4143CC4D48992E84B309D62CCF@jfc>


Thank you John. To correct my problem I did change the sentence to
expect a specific role so that the Principal no longer shows up a witness.

John Cardinal wrote:
> Jack D. Lovelace wrote:
>
>> I have a marriage license tag with the following sentence defined for
>> the Principal role. Both parties to this event are assigned the
>> Principal role. There are no witnesses to this event.
>>
>> [P] and [PO] obtained a marriage license <([M])> on [D], in <
>> [COUNTY],> [STATE]<, [COUNTRY]><, which was witnessed by [W]>
>>
>> When I run the narrative report, I get the following output:
>>
>> Edna Lovelace (6117) and Joseph R. Mighell (42616) obtained a marriage
>> license on 25 Dec 1896, in Johnson County, Illinois, which
>> was witnessed by Edna Lovelace (6117)
>>
>
>
>>
>>
>>
>> I do not understand why Edna appears in both the Principal
>> role and the witness role, when she is a Principal and not a witness.
>>
>
> Jack,
>
> You are misunderstanding what the [W] variable does. It returns the name of
> the subject, i.e., the person for whom the narrative is being created, when
> that person is a Witness. It turns out it will return the name of the
> subject even when the person is a principal to the tag. So, the problem in
> the sentence is the use of [W].
>
> If you want to list the witnesses to the event, you use [WO].
>
> If you want to list the person or persons with a specific role, you use
> [R:rolename].
>
> John
>
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Jack D. Lovelace


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