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Change Any Fact Tag Usage Examples

These examples use the Family Historian Sample Project that should be reset using File > Project Window > More Tasks > Samples > Reset Sample Project and selected as the current Project. This needs to be performed prior to running the plugin.

Usage Example 1 ~ Baptism to Christening

The Family Historian Sample Project has two Baptism Events.

In the plugin click the Baptism to Christening button and in the Confirm Edit window click Change to Christening Event button for all Baptism Events.

Use the Status & Settings > View & Delete Log Files to inspect the logged changes, and click CLOSE Plugin and KEEP Edits to inspect the Output Result Set.

Experiment with both the Baptism to Christening and Christening to Baptism buttons, together with different Confirm Edit window choices, and different Log Edits to File and Confirm all Edits settings.

The same changes can be invoked by setting Source Tag Set and Target Tag Set to Standard with Source Tag Name set to Baptism or Christening and Target Tag Name set to Christening or Baptism respectively and clicking the Green Change button below the Target Tag Name selection.

Use the Family Historian Edit > Undo Plugin Updates option to roll back the changes.

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Usage Example 2 ~ Residence to Census

The scenario for this example is that Ancestral Sources has been used to capture Census information recorded in Residence Facts, as some genealogists prefer, instead of Census Events. However, there has been a change of heart and all such Residence Facts need changing to Census Events.

Thus every Residence Fact with a Census Date needs to become a Census Event with all other data and Citations retained. You could set Source Tag to Standard > Residence and Target Tag to Standard > Census, then use the Confirm Edit window to inspect each Date to decide which entries to change. But setting the Date Filter Option to 31 Mar 1901 for the 1901 Census, and similar dates in turn for other Census years, automatically excludes all Residence Facts with the wrong date.

The Family Historian Sample Project has no Residence Facts with a genuine Census Date, so this example uses 1947 instead, to select a subset of the Residence Facts.

Set the filter Date to 1947, and set Source Tag to Standard > Residence and Target Tag to Standard > Census, then click the Residence to Census button.

In the Confirm Edit window click the Change all the Rest button and just one or two Facts will be changed, as evidenced by the Status & Settings tab Data Counts, the View & Delete Log Files, and the Output Result Set.

Note how the Date, Place, Address, and Note fields are all retained by the conversion.

Use the Family Historian Edit > Undo Plugin Updates option to roll back the changes.

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Usage Example 3 ~ Occupation to Education

The scenario for this example is that Ancestral Sources has been used to capture Census information with Occupation Facts for Occupations on the Census Return. Often children have their Occupation recorded as Scholar that might be better recorded as an Education Fact.

Thus every Occupation Fact of Scholar needs to become an Education Fact with all other data and Citations retained. You could set Source Tag to Standard > Occupation and Target Tag to Standard > Education, then use the Confirm Edit window to inspect each entry to decide which ones to change. But setting the Value Filter Option to Scholar, automatically excludes all Occupation Facts with the wrong Occupation.

The Family Historian Sample Project has no Occupation Facts of Scholar, so this example uses teacher instead, to select one of the Occupation Facts.

A more rigorousĀ Filter Option value is ^[Tt]eacher$, where [Tt] allows the initial letter to be upper or lower case, and ^ & $ exclude all other text by anchoring the string to the start and end of the field, but ensure theĀ Status & Settings tab Pattern Filters option is ticked.

Set the filter Value to ^[Tt]eacher$, and set Source Tag to Standard > Occupation and Target Tag to Standard > Education, then click the Occupation to Education button.

In the Confirm Edit window click the Change all the Rest button and one Fact will be changed, as evidenced by the Status & Settings tab Data Counts, the View & Delete Log Files, and the Output Result Set.

Note how the Date and Note fields, and the Source Citation are all retained by the conversion.

Use the Family Historian Edit > Undo Plugin Updates option to roll back the changes.

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