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  • #8815

    1) Searching for a server file with more than 1 Mxxx number (by mass upload it happens sometimes to create 2 Mxxx numbers linked to only one file)

    2) Searching for Media with no links

    Regards,
    Jamie Jaconelli

    admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)

  • #8837

    Interesting. I hadn’t thought there would be checks related to media.

    However, no 2. does already exist. Some time ago (can’t remember exactly how long) I changed the tool Administration > Family tree tools > Find unlinked individuals to Administration > Family tree tools > Find unlinked records. So that tool now lists unlinked individuals, sources, notes, repositories, and media.

    For number 1., would you assume that any such duplicates would link to media files in the same folder or sub-folder? Or could they be in different sub-folders?

    I think the check would have to assume they are in the same folder. Otherwise it would be entirely possible that, for example, /portraits/john_smith.jpg might be a completely different image to /people/john_smith.jpg.

    I’m also unclear about how these duplicates happen. It’s not like births deaths etc where duplication is quite easy. Kiwitrees is coded to only use any XREF (like M12345) once per family tree. When it creates a new OBJE it will not use an existing Mxxx.
    I need to be able to create the problem so that I can test the code that finds it πŸ™‚ Do you have a GEDCOM that includes the problem?

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
  • #8840

    In my case it would be in same folder (agree would be to complicated otherwise).

    I think it is only important for users with alot of media (like me). Less than a 1000 is not a problem to look after this. If the server says 945 files and the medialist says 946 files then there prolly is a file with 2 Mxx numbers. Except if the system also contains external media. But as I know they do not show in medialist for local files πŸ™‚

    1) You can have a media file at server called “giraf.jpg”. This media file can have more than 1 Mxxx number ex: M204 and M1415. This happend to me by media uploaded by ftp and using the “unused media” where I created the Mxxx number. If new users have alot of media with no links they would the Mxxx numbers like this. If you by accident click at the same “giraf.jpg” more than 1 time you add more Mxxx numbers.

    Imagine you have 100 files. You see them in unused! The selector is 10 (to view). You click at the 10 and just make close at the window (where you do not update the “unused medialist”) then it happens you can do this! If you have many you want to spare the time for the “update”.

    2) Oh I did not see there! Was not logic to me to look after this in that area after you made the sanity request. Thank you πŸ™‚

    P.S. You can see it by me cause I still have 1 more Mxxx number than files in that server folder.

    Regards,
    Jamie Jaconelli

    admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)

  • #8841

    This happend to me by media uploaded by ftp and using the β€œunused media” where I created the Mxxx number.

    That is the part I do not understand. You cannot manually create a Mxxx number.
    If a file already has an Mxxx number, then it can not be in the “unused” file list, unless either:

    1. the file name is different (even one character is “different”), or
    2. the file is in a different folder, or
    3. you are “creating” the Mxxx in a different family tree.

    None of these will appear as a duplicate.

    If you FTP a new version of an existing file, it does not create a new one. It just replaces it.

    I suspect that your assumption “ If the server says 945 files and the medialist says 946 files then there prolly is a file with 2 Mxx numbers.” is not correct. There might be another reason.

    What I will do (try) is to create a temporary check tool for you that finds the one Mxxx number that is not on the server. Does this situation exist on your 7.1 test server where I can look at both the software and the server files?

    That way either we will solve your particular issue (and not need a tool) or I will be wrong and I can use it to create a tool for everyone.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
  • #8842

    I had 6 of them where I found 5 and edit those. The 6th I did not look for bc of this thread. No but I can make one at the test server. I can try to make images how this happens!

    The file will always be at the server. The file just have 2 different M-numbers.

    Server: (1 files)
    giraf.jpg

    Medialist: (2 items)
    M204 (giraf.jpg)
    M1415 (giraf.jpg)

    Regards,
    Jamie Jaconelli

    admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)

  • #8843

    Imagine this happens if alot of files in the “unused” I hope you can see it. The result is still there at my test (7.1)

    I hope you can use the enclosed (otherwise Ill email you the images)

    Regards,
    Jamie Jaconelli

    admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)

  • #8845

    Yes I can see the pdf file. I’ll look at the test site probably tomorrow.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
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  • #8846

    No rush πŸ™‚

    Just remember it only happens if accidently clicking at the same file twice (or more). Does not matter if you hit close button or not! I just tried to specify how this can be done after hitting the “creating” and both are open in separated windows (with perhabs 10 others).

    I think it will be to complicated to lookup for allready made Mxx number at same file in the adding process. It will prolly also slow down the media adding process. But a sanity can help.

    Something about counting server files with the m-files in the folder. Then after look for which files having more than 1 Mxxx number. Result (click for edit)
    Or something like that – better than slowing down the adding process πŸ™‚

    Regards,
    Jamie Jaconelli

    admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)

  • #8847

    I think it will be to complicated to lookup for allready made Mxx number at same file in the adding process. It will prolly also slow down the media adding process.

    No, not complicated and can not slow anything down, because it is already part of the code, and has been for ever. This is why I do not understand (yet) how it can happen.

    Hopefully tomorrow I will know better. If it can happen it is a bug which must be fixed. The system is designed for multiple users editing at the same time. This is more important (to me) than any check after the damage is done.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
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  • #8848

    ah I see your point. I Did not think about it in that way! πŸ™‚

    Regards,
    Jamie Jaconelli

    admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)

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