AttachSourceTool

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The Attach Source Tool allows you to add a new or existing Source to the entire database or selected set of filtered people.

  • Once this plugin has been installed
  • Select Menu Tools > Family Tree Processing -> Attach Source...
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Undo history warning

Proceeding with this tool will erase the undo history for this session. In particular, you will not be able to revert the changes made by this tool or any changes made prior to it. If you think you may want to revert running this tool, please stop here and backup your database.

  • From the Undo history warning dialog you can choose Stop or Proceed with the tool.
Attach Source Tool - Options (defaults) - dialog
  • The Options tab is displayed with the following:
    • Person Filter: Entire Database(default)
    • Filter Person: defaults to the Active Person.
    • Source type: New source(default), or Existing source.
    • New Source Title: Empty textbox by default, that you can type your source details into.
    • Existing Source ID: Empty textbox by default, that you can type in the number of an existing source.

Once you have made your choices for the source to be attached you can either choose Close or Execute to apply the change.

After the change has been made a second tab appears called "Results" that you change to and examine the final results.

Once finished select Close.

Future plans

  • Add attach source to multiple events using the AttachSourceTool 4257
  • Add a method to select the source ID from a popup dialog ???
  • Add sources to types of objects other than people (media, events, etc) ???
  • Add a Help button pointing to this page ???
  • Fix "Results" tab that does not expand as dialog is maximized.???
  • Selecting "Execute" a second time with no changes creates a duplicate source for "New Source" , probably should give a warning. ???
  • Be able to reverse/undo a run or provide a dry run option that shows the results of what would be changed ???