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Clean up fact types?
Hugo Teerds
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Hi folks,

 Is there a way to clean up the facts type table?

The problem is as follows:

Some of the persons in my tree have some alternative information like the alternative birthdate that is standard in the list. So, I made other alternatives, like alt. father, alt mother, and alt. divorcedate and so on.

Now the table looks like this:

A

Al

Alt

Alt.

... and so on, dozens of entries with just a single letter added each time.

Also there appear to be duplicate entries, for instance, I have two entries funeral, two entries title, tow entris Bar Mitzwah and so on. But not all.are double. So, how did this happen, and how can I correct it? Is there a table that I can edit for instance? Or a list in a configuration file or something?

 Greetings,

Hugo Teerds.

 

Hugo Teerds
Netherlands
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RE: Clean up fact types?
Uri Gonen
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Hi Hugo, In addition to the standard faces that Family Tree Builder provides, any custom fact that was ever added to the family tree will also be shown in the list, so the list only shows non-standard facts that were added to the data. There currently is no systematic method to check where a custom fact is used and let you edit these facts, either by converting to one of the standard facts, to another custom fact or to remove this fact altogether. In the next versions of FTB we will consider adding such a method. Thanks for the input
Uri Gonen
Israel
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RE: Clean up fact types? [2]
Hugo Teerds
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Thank you very much.

 I still do not know how it came about, and it altogether is only a small nuisance, but it would be nice to have a 'perfect' program. Laughing

 

Hugo Teerds
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RE: Clean up fact types? [3]
member
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I have the same problem, but it seems to be a bug in the program, not something I've done.  I have:

R

Re

Res

Resi

Resid

Reside

Residen

Residenc

Residence

I am quite sure that I only used "Residence" and not any of the variants.

If you could just tell me which file it is stored in, I would be happy to edit it manually.

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RE: Clean up fact types? [4]
Hugo Teerds
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Yep, that is the way my problem came about too. Don't know wether it is a bug, but it certainly is a nuisance. Especially as now more than half of my fact types consist of that kind of 'fake' ones. As I am not unfamiliar with digging deep into programs myself too (having done much testing work on the earlier Windows versions and a fair amount of public domain programs in the days when that was still a kind of sport) and editing hexadecimal files, I feel that I could also edit them out, if I could only find out where they are stored!

Greetings, and enjoy this still wonderful program!

Hugo.

Hugo Teerds
Netherlands
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