Re: [AQ_NFS] Beta Test of New FamilySearch
- Dear Gaylon...
This particular version of nFS is for non-members and so tjwy could
create a different log on to check out the features that will NOT show
LDS data. There is a process to go through too. Just a little
headsup!! ---- Terry
On Tue, 08 Feb 2011 22:36:00 -0700, you wrote:
>New FamilySearch is now in beta test of the February, 2011 release. It
>is expected to be available until about February 14.
>I have just made available a special version of AQ that will work with
>the beta of New FamilySearch, rather than the live data on New
>If you have the time and energy, please spend a bit of time over the
>next few days testing AQ with the new features of New FamilySearch. It
>is possible that New FamilySearch has introduced bugs that might affect
>AQ. If we discover these now, we might be able to get FamilySearch to
>fix the bugs before they release the February 2011 build.
>(Some of you may have experienced a bug introduced in the December 2010
>release, which causes an error 500 when looking up ordinance reservation
>information on some individuals. Unfortunately, even though we reported
>this to FamilySearch immediately, it has still not been fixed. But if
>you find other bugs, we may be able to alert FamilySearch in time to fix
>it before they release this new build.)
>If you'd like to test AQ with the beta version of nFS, please:
>1) Download this file: http://www.inclinesoftware.net/files/AQ-NFSBeta.zip
>2) Unzip the contents of this file into your AQ 12.1 program folder,
>which is normally:
>"C:\Program Files\Incline Software\Ancestral Quest 12.1"
>This will put a new file named, "AncquestNFSBeta.exe" into your folder.
>It shouldn't cause any problems with your normal version of AQ.
>3) When you want to run the test with the beta version of NFS, run this
>file. It will act just like your normal version of AQ, but will access
>the beta version of nFS rather than the normal New.FamilySearch.org.
>You will know that you are running the special version, because the
>title bar of AQ will have "[NFS Beta]" as part of the title, and when
>you login to nFS, you will see that you are signing into
>"ftbeta.FamilySearch.org" rather than "new.familysearch.org".
>Any changes you make in nFS while using this special version of AQ will
>be made to the beta database, not to the live data. So you can
>experiment and try things that you would normally might not do, and it
>won't affect the live data on nFS. Please test AQ's "NFS" features that
>you normally use to see if they all work as expected. If you find any
>problems, please let me know ASAP. ALSO, we recommend that you work on a
>copy of your AQ or PAF database while testing, rather than on your own
>IMPORTANT: When you prepare a test copy of your database to use in this
>testing, go to AQ's "FamilySearch" menu and use the "Unlink" tool to
>UNLINK ALL INDIVIDUALS. If you have used the Ordinance Reservation and
>Tracking System, first flush all reservations from AQ's database by: 1)
>Going into the "Reserve Ordinances/Create Batches" screen and Remove all
>records; 2) Going into the "Manage Batches" screen and remove all batches.
>To test with the Beta data of New FamilySearch, you need to flush all
>your old links, because the beta data is older, and may not have some of
>the records you have linked to. This would cause errors in AQ as it
>tries to locate missing nFS records.
>So during testing, start fresh with your test database and link records
>as you go during testing. Also if you are testing the Reservation
>system, make reservations in the beta system as you go.
>If you are unable to login to the beta version of NFS with this special
>version of AQ, try these two things:
>1) Make sure you are using the new LDS Account rather than an older NFS
>Login. The older login will no longer work in NFS once this build of NFS
>2) See if you are set up to run in the beta of New FamilySearch. Go to
>"ftbeta.familysearch.org" in your browser. If your login credentials
>work there, they should work in AQ. If they don't work there, then you
>won't expect AQ to be able to log you into this special beta version of
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