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#1 bil

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:59 PM

Hi  I am getting frustrated trying to view a list of Living people in my TMG.

 

I go to List of people.  In the first line "is a descendant of"  [3] (my ancestor)  "AND"

next line:  "LIVING"  "equals to="  "Y"  "END"

Then the message "No people meet the conditions of the filter"!  (Yet there are many who are deceased!)

Can anyone give me clear step-by-step instructions how to get just the living descendants please?  I can print ALL descendants, but I am trying to get a list of ONLY the living to work out reunion invitation list numbers.  Many thanks  Bil



#2 Terry Reigel

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:41 AM

Bil,

 

What value of the Living Flag did you find when you went to one of the people who should be on the list?

 

I suspect your filter is testing for the wrong Flag value. The default setting for the Living Flag is not Y, but ?. 


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#3 bil

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:02 PM

Thanks Terry.  I checked and found the [?] flag on the living people.  However, with the non-living the flag is an [N].  In the report of List of people I changed setting to [?] as you suggested and it worked for one ancestor (ie it listed only the living) which was good.....but for most of the other ancestors that I have tried it lists some of the dead (but not all!).  I have checked the relevant flags and they have an [N]. 

Is there a way to ONLY have the living printed?  And, why does it work for some and not others?  I have no doubt that I am the problem, but I am really trying to get on top of this!

I suppose another question related to this:  is there anyway to print ONLY the non-living descendants?  I would have thought:

 

"is a descendant"  of  [ID] [AND]

LIVING  = equals to  [N]  Is that correct?

 

Many thanks Bil



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:53 PM

In TMG, there are two values that mean living: ? and Y. There is one value that means deceased, N.

 

When creating a filter to select living people, I suggest that you use the filter:

 

  Living does not equal N

 

If there are people in the result set that you think are not living, check their flag value. It will probably be Y or ? when it should be N.

 

To check for people who have Living=? but perhaps should be Living=N, you should review the Set Living=N feature in my TMG Utility program.



#5 bil

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:52 PM

Thanks John for your suggestions.  However, it is still not working.  I am frustrated and confused because I think I have done everything as you and Terry have suggested.

It is still displaying the non-living descendants after I  put in your suggestion  "Living does not equal N".  I then went and checked the individual non-living people that it displays and they have N as their tag.  Thanks for any tips  Bil



#6 Jim Byram

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 07:25 AM

It is still displaying the non-living descendants after I  put in your suggestion  "Living does not equal N".  I then went and checked the individual non-living people that it displays and they have N as their tag.

Read what you wrote. It makes no sense.

 

When you filter for...

Is a Descendant of nn AND

LIVING does not equal N END

 

You only get people with their LIVING flag set to ? or Y. In other words, you only get living people (based on their flag setting). You cannot get any people with the LIVING flag set to N.

 

I just tested the filters and they work as designed.



#7 bil

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:32 AM

Thanks for your help and patience!  It worked if I do not tick the descendants box at the very bottom....lists all descendants that are living.  However, if I tick the spouses box (because I would like to know numbers to invite to reunion) it also lists non-living spouses (eventhough, they have an N in their flag).  If I do not tick the spouse box at the very bottom of the page...I can get only Living ancestors...which is good....but I don't get spouses.  Any thoughts please?  Bil



#8 Terry Reigel

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:01 AM

Bil,

 

It's doing exactly what you told it to do - list living descendants and then adding their spouses.

 

I don't see a way to get both descendants and spouses, living only, with a single filter. You can do that with a temporary Flag. First use your current filter to set a custom Flag, then use a filter for people with that Flag set and living.


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#9 bil

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 12:13 AM

Thanks Terry.  I can print list of descendants who are living only and I can print their spouses...unfortunately this also includes the non-living spouses.  As far as planning for a reunion I will go through and erase  by hand the non-living spouses.  Thanks to all for your help  Bil



#10 Terry Reigel

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 03:20 AM

Bil,

 

Yes, that's what I said.

 

If you want only the living spouses you have to do it the way I described.


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