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#1 Ken Macomber

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:03 PM

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In five families of the journal report, the marriage sentence lists that a person married an unknown person when both husband and wife are linked in the marriage tag. I have several hundred families in this journal report where the marriage tag sentence is working properly. Strangely, for these five families, the journal report lists:

"He married an unknown person" when in fact both roles (groom and bride) are assigned to individuals in my project.

Preview of sentence in the marriage tag is showing same sentence of "He married an unknown person" in one role and the sentence is correct in the other role

I have tried the following to resolve this issue:

- refreshed sentence several times
- refreshed the tag type (marriage) for that event to refresh the sentence structures
- set the threshhold levels in the report options to No Threshold and include blank surety

Appreciate any ideas on what is causing this behavior?

#2 Terry Reigel

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:09 PM

Ken,

If the preview shows the same problem, it's not in any report setting, but in the Tag itself. Some wild ideas... either the spouse is not assigned the correct role (but you said it was correct) or the role name in the sentence variable is spelled incorrectly.
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#3 Ken Macomber

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:39 AM

Ken,

If the preview shows the same problem, it's not in any report setting, but in the Tag itself. Some wild ideas... either the spouse is not assigned the correct role (but you said it was correct) or the role name in the sentence variable is spelled incorrectly.


Terry, the issue is resolved. What a bizarre situation I found in my data records!

The Groom and Bride roles were spelled correctly and the sentence structure was good.

However, the "Unknown" person being referenced by the sentence variable had a primary Name-Variation tag with a "-" in the #1 surety field of the source citation! To complicate matters, when I entered this data for several persons, apparently I used the "repeat" citation feature which duplicated the "-" in the surety field. In the end I had several marriage tags which had the names suppressed because of the minus sign. The data suppression feature worked as advertised but not as I had intended.

Your tip led me to find the problem. Thanks much for your help.

Ken

#4 Terry Reigel

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:53 PM

Ken,

I'm glad to hear you found it. :)
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