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1232Re: [AQ_NFS] Re: [AncestralQuest] Re: Problem with syncing and WRITING new data to Family Search

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  • Gaylon Findlay
    Mar 7, 2013
      Tom and anybody else interested in this topic:

      Gina had sent me some information that helped me pinpoint what she was having trouble with. As a result, I have fixed one specific problem, and put out a new patch file.

      You say that you have also noticed sometimes that AQ does not appear to set the Family Tree value correctly. If you have specific examples of when this happens, I would like to see details about that situation.

      In Gina's case, this occurred when a place level was omitted. For example, if new.FamilySearch already had a date for an event, but did not have a place, and then you added an event like the following:

      29 Jun 1820, Mesa, , Arizona

      nFS, for whatever reason, would alter this to remove a space, and it would put

      29 Jun 1820, Mesa,, Arizona

      into the nFS database. When AQ then immediately tried to locate the value it had put into nFS, it couldn't find an exact match, so it didn't move this to Family Tree.

      The patched version will allow AQ to find the entry without the space in this instance, and move it to Family Tree.

      Also, another user notice another minor bug that was introduced recently dealing with Seal to Parents. If you see indications of a SP that does not have any parents from nFS, this patch will fix this problem.

      To download and install the patch, go to


      and extract the contents into your AQ program folder.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "tomhuber yah" <tomhuber.yah@...>
      To: "AQ NFS" <AQ_NFS@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 4, 2013 9:45:53 PM
      Subject: Re: [AQ_NFS] Re: [AncestralQuest] Re: Problem with syncing and WRITING new data to Family Search

      The complaint is that the Set Family Tree values only works when the
      selected option is in the upper list. That's because the list comes
      from FamilySearch, and not what is unique to the local AQ data. The
      value in the lower list is what is in the local AQ file, and unless it
      matches something that is in the FamilySearch records, the Family
      Search value will not set to the AQ value until that value is saved
      into FamilySearch.

      Something that I have noticed is that if you select a value that is
      only in AQ, it appears that the value is transferred to FamilySearch,
      but is _not_ set as the Family Search value in all cases. It is set,
      however, once the value has been moved to Family Search.

      I don't know if Gaylon intended to allow us to set the Family Search
      value from within a value that was only in AQ, or if that is not what
      he intended.


      On Mon, 4 Mar 2013 19:06:07 -0700 (MST), you wrote:

      >You mentioned that this problem is not hard to reproduce. I think it would be easiest for me to follow what you are doing if I could see some screen shots. Do you think you could go through the steps that cause this problem, and take screen shots along the way, then send the images to me (gfindlay@...) along with a narrative of what steps are being taken?
      >If AQ has a problem, I want to understand it thoroughly, so I can make appropriate adjustments.
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "gb8919" <gb8919@...>
      >To: AncestralQuest@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2013 8:50:02 PM
      >Subject: [AncestralQuest] Re: Problem with syncing and WRITING new data to Family Search
      >I DO click on the Set Family Search Values button EVERY time I make a change or changes. It appears that the only time it will record the change is when my change appears in the upper list. Once it appears in the upper list and then choose it from there, only then, will it record it. If I choose my value clear at the bottom, it usually won't record it (bold it).
      >--- In AncestralQuest@yahoogroups.com, "Jerry Barrett" <jerry.barrett@...> wrote:
      >> I don't think just editing and syncing will change FamilySearch to the bolded
      >> value. In order to change the default value, you have to click on the Set
      >> Family Tree button from the syncronize individual screen (look on the lower
      >> right hand side).
      >> When you click the button, it brings up a Set FamilySearch Family Tree Values
      >> window. You use the dropdown to pick the default value ( which shows up on the
      >> sync window as bolded ).
      >> Jerry
      >> ------ Original Message ------
      >> Received: 01:11 PM MST, 03/02/2013
      >> From: "gb8919" <gb8919@...>
      >> To: AncestralQuest@yahoogroups.com
      >> Subject: [AncestralQuest] Problem with syncing and WRITING new data to Family
      >> Search
      >> Whenever I edit my local record (both within syncing FS and outside FS) and
      >> then select my edited version to synch with FS, many times my edited version
      >> does not show up as the bolded or selected choice in FS. I only just
      >> discovered this by going back into FS (by clicking on the FS icon within AQ)
      >> and saw that my edited selections were not bolded. As a result, I am having
      >> to go back into FS (through AQ) and reselecting my edited choice sometimes 3
      >> or 4 times before it is finally selected. This greatly slows down the
      >> synching process which is already time consuming. I have changed many many
      >> records before I discovered this problem. Thus, I am positive that many of my
      >> selections have been lost. Please advise what can be done about this
      >> problem.
      >> When I edit outside the synching window of FS and then try to sych my changes,
      >> the problem is even worse. This problem is not hard to reproduce.
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