Find Duplicate Custom IDs

Simple plugin which searches all record types, for duplicate custom Ids, this can be of use when renumbering your records, using the Work With Record Identifier tool, or after merging additional data.

N.B It ignores records without custom IDs

Download Find Duplicate Custom IDs V1.3

  • Family Historian Version(s): V5 V6 V7
  • Plugin Type: Standard
  • Written by Jane Taubman
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Version History

1.2 Add column for Custom ID value.

1.3 Remove single quote from name.

1 thought on “Find Duplicate Custom IDs”

  1. Hi Jane

    You must be a mind reader  – I was just sitting down to find a duplicate finder for Custom ID and found you’d just done it.

    May I suggest a minor refinement?

    I find it useful to know what the actual duplicate REFN is.

    (Simply because some of my entries have a duplicate generic family identifier until I get chance to fill them in properly)

    I added 3 lines:

    local tblDup3 = {}              — Table to store the custom ID

    table.insert(tblDup3,strId)  — Store the custom ID

    fhOutputResultSetColumn(‘Refn’, ‘text’, tblDup3, #tblDup1)  –Display the custom ID


    Many thanks for an excellent plugin


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