Tags: sanity checker
19th June 2015 at 5:08 pm #4487
The next release of kiwitrees (3.1) has a new feature – a “sanity checker”. For more information read it’s FAQ page here: https://kiwitrees.net/?p=4466
As noted in that FAQ, your suggestions for additions checking tools are welcome – just try not to make them too hard 🙂 Add them to this discussion topic.
1st August 2015 at 11:50 pm #5056
I tried using this and it corrected some of my errors. One mistake I make and don’t always find is burying someone before they’re dead. Thought this maybe a nice addition to keeping sanity. Unlike death before birth, this one can’t be flagged so can get missed.
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2nd August 2015 at 11:19 am #5058
I tried using this and it corrected some of my errors.
I presume you mean “found some of my errors”. It doesn’t correct anything.
One mistake I make and don’t always find is burying someone before they’re dead. Thought this maybe a nice addition to keeping sanity. Unlike death before birth, this one can’t be flagged so can get missed.
Yes, I think I will make errors in relation to death the next set to add.
2nd August 2015 at 5:07 pm #5063
If I use gedcom check in kiwitrees it accept dates in period. Like this “from 1833 to 1890”. But if I use the gedcom validator it will fail!
But I wish something with missing “married names”, moving medie links from one folder to another (2000 medie items are a lot if I want them in another folder). Ex. I have image files of churchbooks. They are all in a folder called /ancestors. So keeping them out of the gallery then I need to move them. So I make a folder called /churchbooks. And here it would be great to move them by one hand rather one by one!
A checker for wrong used extension name. In earlier time the danish archieves used tiff. Here I had to check one by one and edit them! Since tiff files can not be read in kiwitrees!
A checker for “selfdefined” gedcom types! A cleanup for use of the gedcom type REF (I know I can just hide it in kiwitrees – but the data is still in the gedcom file)
I had a mix of CHR and BAPT. I had to download the gedcom file and doing a search for CHR and rename the type to BAPT (since I wanted to use that type). A checker that could do this also a good one!
Have alot more – so here just some suggestions 🙂
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3rd August 2015 at 9:49 am #5073
If I use gedcom check in kiwitrees it accept dates in period. Like this “from 1833 to 1890″. But if I use the gedcom validator it will fail!
I think you have confused me with different terminology.
By “gedcom check” do you mean “Administration > Family tree tools > Check for GEDCOM errors”?
By “gedcom validator” do you mean “Administration > Family tree tools > Sanity check”?
It is important to understand that with Sanity check there is no such thing as a “fail”. It offers suggestions for things that MIGHT be wrong.
“Check for GEDCOM errors” is quite different. It very carefully and exactly checks that data entered is acceptable to the GEDCOM specification. So it says that “FROM 1833 TO 1890” is a valid date (an allowed structure), but it does NOT say that it is correct.
A lot of your other suggestions are best fixed and found using “Administration > Tools > Batch update. That can find AND fix them.
- It has a special tool to find and fix missing married names.
- You can find CHR tags: “search for “1 CHR ” and replace them all with “1 BAP “
- Same for REF, UUID tags and any others
- You could find all tiff files – Regular expression search for “1 FILE(.*).tiff”
These are all quite different from the purpose of Sanity check. That new tool is designed to help with the things that could not be easily found with GEDCOM check or batch update, like a baptism date earlier than the birth date.
3rd August 2015 at 11:23 am #5074
Sorry, I missed this one:
moving medie links from one folder to another [2000 medie items are a lot if I want them in another folder]. Ex. I have image files of churchbooks. They are all in a folder called /ancestors. So keeping them out of the gallery then I need to move them. So I make a folder called /churchbooks. And here it would be great to move them by one hand rather one by one!
This again can be easily done in Batch Update, though there are two steps involved:
- Use FTP to physically move all the images from /media/ancestors to /media/churchbooks. [also either move the thumbnails or simply delete those. They will be recreated automatically at the right place later].
- Use Batch Update to change from “1 FILE ancestors/” to “1 FILE churchbooks/” (note the /meda/ part is not held in the GEDCOM data so no need to change that).
But I do agree that such a movement would be a good addition to media management. I will add it to the “Wish list”. But it is not something that would be part of “Sanity Check” which this thread is about.
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