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Alpha and/or numeric listings
Ian Bell
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Hi there,

One thing I miss with this software is that there does not appear to be any provision for printing an alpha and/or numeric listing of the database. This is one thing I miss after coming across from my previous software (which is no longer available or supported due to retirement of the developer). I don't know if there are other genealogy software with this feature. So therefore would it be possible to have:

1) An alpha listing with the choice of :

a)First Name first and:

b) Last Name first.

2) A numeric listing.

3) A choice of either.

This would really round off a FANTASTIC software.

I have looked at all the options for printing of charts and reports but can't see what I want. I apologise if it is there and I have missed it title=Embarassed

I hope you will seriously consider this, as I know some of the surnames I have entered are all upper-case and some are a mixture of upper and lower-case, but I can't tell which is which from the list and the cards. I want to have a printed list all in upper-case. An example is McDONALD/MacDONALD as those names show as MCDONALD/MACDONALD.

A listing would help me find which Names need to be altered to upper-case. They show up on the person's edit screen, but I don't want to have to go through 3500 plus names!!! to alter them

Sorry for being so"long-winded" with this request.

 

Ian Bell
Australia
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Ian Bell
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Hi Noam,

I have a further query under this topic.

My Family history is under 12 different family names, and some info is common to more than one family, What I would like to know  is can I, by using the Export/Import from/to Excel, place info from one export to another and then import back to the other tree. Does that make sense?

Thanks

Ian Bell
Australia
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [2]
Noam
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If you want to merge two family trees,

the excel document is not the best way to go.

Please read the following FAQ post:

 

Is it possible to merge two GEDCOM files together?

Regards,

Noam \ MyHeritage Team 

 

Noam
Israel
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings
Noam
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Hi,

you can use the Edit > Export to excel feature,

to sort the individuals according to any data field.

 

you can even make changes, and import it back to your project.

 

Regards,

 

Noam \ MyHeritage Team 

Noam
Israel
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [2]
Ian Bell
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A quick question Noam,

Can I export it back as an Excel file format,  i.e., Filename.xls.?

Do I have to keep the layout as it was? Some columns I have hidden. Do I have to unhide them?I also have changed the ID column heading to just ID without the rest that came over with it. (it was ID 1 | EN)Can I just leave it as ID?

 

Thanks

Ian Bell
Australia
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [3]
Noam
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I am not sure how all these changes will effect the import,

I suggest that you back up your project first,

and then try to import using the edit > Import from excel menu.

 

you can back up your project using the File > Back up menu.

Noam.  

Noam
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [4]
Ian Bell
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Thanks Noam,

I'll leave everything as is and just make changes to data. Do I have to save as an excel file for import or can I leave as .csv?

 

Thanks

Ian Bell
Australia
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [5]
Ian Bell
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Hi Noam,

I have just completed another tree update in excel, saved as .csv, but when i import back I get an error message saying The file has an incorrect header. What have I done wrong?.

I can't use .xls type as the FTB only allows *.csv,*.txt, or *text.

PLSSSS!!!!! Help me!!!!!

If I sent the file to you, could you determine the problem?

Ian Bell
Australia
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [6]
Wendy Price
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Ian Bell wrote:
I am having the same problem. How did you fix it? I have 200 or so record's, I don't want to manually enter them in.

Hi Noam,

I have just completed another tree update in excel, saved as .csv, but when i import back I get an error message saying The file has an incorrect header. What have I done wrong?.

I can't use .xls type as the FTB only allows *.csv,*.txt, or *text.

PLSSSS!!!!! Help me!!!!!

If I sent the file to you, could you determine the problem?

Wendy Price
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [6]
member
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Please send it to support(at)myheritage(dot)com,

and I will take a look. 

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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [5]
member
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You can leave it as it is.
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [2]
Ian Bell
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Thanks Noam,

 I didn't think of that! I have used that export feature once before for something else.

Thanks again

Ian Bell
Australia
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [3]
Ian Bell
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Hi Noam,

I did all my corrections to the database in Excel, but when imported back to FTB all the people are there, BUT all the mariage links and children to parents etc are all BROKEN.

The file saved as .csv What have I done wrong? Please advise as I am now getting desperate!!!

 Thanks

Ian Bell
Australia
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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [4]
member
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Make sure you use the import menu,

when your original project is open in Family Tree Builder. 

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RE: Alpha and/or numeric listings [5]
Ian Bell
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Thanks Noam,

 Gee! Simple when you how! Embarassed

 Thanks again.

Ian Bell
Australia
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