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Offline miketisdell

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Questions on reports
« on: November 10, 2023, 15:44:17 »
Is there a way to modify reports to omit fields like "family/last name?"


When I run reports under the tree section, I get only the name selected and all other branches show "unknown;" this is true in several different tree reports. Is there something I am missing or is this just broken.

Note: I am using a recently installed v12

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Re: Questions on reports
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2023, 16:13:12 »
Not sure to understand what you mean.
Could you explain (eventually with a visual example) ?

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Re: Questions on reports
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2023, 17:39:03 »
I figured out the Tree report issue i.e. the Tree reports are generally ascending reports and I was starting at the top of the tree. For me descending trees would be far more helpful. 


Regarding report customization, being able to omit the family name in a report so that the field did not show up as ? would be helpful i.e. "5-11111 ?, Jesse (I00048)". I would prefer to see "5-11111 Jesse (I00048)" Additionally, I would like to create reports with fields like "sources" included. Is there a way to create customized reports beyond the customizations allowed in the options section?


Note: I am primarily working on ANE genealogies and family names are typically redundant i.e. simply "son of ..." (and they are rarely given); however, identifying original sources is very important and it would be very helpful to see that in reports and not just in the User Interface.

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Re : Questions on reports
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2023, 18:44:22 »
Could you give the exact name of the report ?
The tree printing display exactly what you have in the dynamic tree, so it depends directly on the blueprint.
The circular tree doesn't display any "?"
The ascending and descending tree report doesn't display any "?"
The multipage fan ascending tree doesn't display any "?"
The vertical 4-generations tree display "?" but no id number
The star-shape 4-generations tree doesn't display any "?"
The horizontal 5-generations tree display "?" but no number.
So I don't understand the report you use.

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Re: Questions on reports
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2023, 18:55:27 »
All of the reports under the "Linage" section include the "?," when the family name is not in the database.

The tree reports include "unknown" for missing records. In ANE genealogies, the maternal records are frequently missing so an ascending tree includes many "unknown" records. A descending tree would be more complete because the paternal information is included and there is an occasional maternal record.

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Re : Questions on reports
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2023, 21:04:50 »
OK.
You should see improvements tomorrow after the update.
I hope you will be pleased by the result.

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Re: Questions on reports
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2023, 16:22:04 »
That significantly cleaned up the reports. Thank you!!!

In the "Narrative lineage of ascendents or descendants" report, could something similar be done to clean up the report where there are missing records. For example, the report now produces:

Zeruiah
Zeruiah, daughter of Nahash and , born , lived with .
Known children of and Zeruiah
1. Abishai, born .
2. Joab, born .
3. Asahel, born .

When there are missing birth and/or maternal/paternal records, Could this be fixed to produce something like this:

Zeruiah
Zeruiah, daughter of Nahash
Known children of and Zeruiah
1. Abishai
2. Joab
3. Asahel

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Re : Questions on reports
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2023, 18:35:08 »
I don't reproduce what you describe.
When a father or mother is unknown with no individual in it, there is no "and".
If you don't have any "BIRT" tag, there is no "born"
The only information given is " lived with (spouse's name unknown)."

So I suggest to remove empty records before create the report.

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Re: Questions on reports
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2023, 20:23:46 »
I will check for these records. Would they have been automatically created as I have never created a birth record.

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Re: Questions on reports
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2023, 20:37:34 »
Birth records are automatically created when you create a new individual.

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