This topic has 4 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 3 years, 6 months ago by pab.Tags: UID Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Author Posts kiwi 21st March 2019 at 10:56 am #10760 How can I get rid of and delete the Globally Unique Identifier (_UID tag) from my GEDCOM and database? Nigel My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info kiwi 21st March 2019 at 12:06 pm #10761 First delete them from the database with this: Administration > Tools > Batch update > Search and replace Set search method to “regular expression” Search for : [0-9] _UID .*(\n)* (copy this carefully as all characters, including spaces are critical) Replace with nothing I recommend running a few using just “update” first to satisfy yourself it is catching the correct rows, and only those, then use “update all”. Once completed, export your tree. That will create a fresh GEDCOM file without those items. Nigel My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info pab 22nd March 2019 at 3:46 am #10763 I copied the expression but the search said “Nothing found” Penguins Are Boss https://bootesgowland.kiwitrees.net Happy to be hosted by kiwitrees.net kiwi 22nd March 2019 at 6:40 am #10764 pab wrote: I copied the expression but the search said “Nothing found” Double check that you set the “Search method” to “regular expression” Edit – I also just noticed that I might have inadvertently led you to include “:” in the search code. It should just be the characters after that colon, starting with the opening square bracket. Nigel My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info pab 23rd March 2019 at 12:20 am #10766 I did not include the colon, but first time round I had Search method set as plain text. When I changed to “regular expression” I still got the “nothing found” message UNTIL I cleared the cache logged out then logged in again. Works fine. Thank you. Penguins Are Boss https://bootesgowland.kiwitrees.net Happy to be hosted by kiwitrees.net Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) The topic ‘Globally Unique Identifier’ is closed to new replies.