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date/month reversed
Kerrie Catterall
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it wasnt until i started to compare the smart matching that i noticed that when i imported the tree from my origanal site,  the birth/death dates that were between 1 and 12  actually reversed.. eg  jan 8 became aug 1. i realize thats to do with the set up but i dont know where to change it.
Kerrie Catterall
Melbourne
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RE: date/month reversed
shani treves
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Hi Kerrie, 

Please see the answer to your query in the following forum page:

http://www.myheritage.com/support-post-326042/incorrect-dates-being-inserted#posting514812

Please note that you can change the d/m/y format in the Family Tree Builder by going to Tools > Options > Dates > Standard Calendar  > edit the Options for Standard Calendar.

Best regars, 

 

Shani

MyHeritage team 

shani treves
Israel
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RE: date/month reversed
Kai Toiminen
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The same here. Imported gedcom from my previous software mixed all birth/death dates in it between the numbers 1 and 12. It would take weeks or merely months to fix it manually with thousands of dates. No no no no no no no no way, José.
Kai Toiminen
Suomi
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RE: date/month reversed
Robert Coon
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Kerrie Catterall wrote:
it wasnt until i started to compare the smart matching that i noticed that when i imported the tree from my origanal site,  the birth/death dates that were between 1 and 12  actually reversed.. eg  jan 8 became aug 1. i realize thats to do with the set up but i dont know where to change it.

Kerrie,

Hi, it's Bob again. I did some poking around in the settings and unfortunately I haven't been able to find any way to change the day-month order from within the program. I wonder if this is a quirk of the program, because I know that here in the US the customary way of representing dates is to use month-day, while other places use day-month.

So, I wonder if it would be worth your while to look at the export settings you used when you made the original export from your previous site. I think it would depend on how much work you've done to the new database in FTB. If you haven't done much work, it might be easier to re-export from the old site with changed settings.

Alternatives:

  • manually go to every record in the database and re-enter their dates,
  • [Time Consuming!] Export the data as an Excel spreadsheet, reformat/correct the dates, export the corrected list from Excel as a [.csv] file, import back as a new FTB project. [Warning! not only is this time consuming, but you will have to reconstruct the relationships between the persons, as this does not carry over. However, once you have imported the corrected list, you can drag-and-drop persons from the list to the tree and it will rebuild the relationship. Also, no photos are transferred. This export function allows you to create a [.csv] file. This is a Comma Separated Value file which most spreadsheet programs can import with little or no problem. The export function can create this type of file for Persons, Families and Photographs, which can be referenced to help rebuild the project.]

I can't really think of any other way to accomplish your goal. Sorry I can't be of more help. (I did actually try this second method, by the way. I don't have Excel, but I use the Open Office Calc program which is quite similar to Excel, with the advantage of being free!)

Bob

Robert Coon
Ontario, OH
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