Gramps 3.2 Wiki Manual - Reports - part 2
This sections describes the substitution values that can be used in the different reports available in GRAMPS.
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Many of the graphical reports allow you to customize the information on the display. Variable substitution is used to substitute date for a particular symbol. There are two styles of variables. The difference between the two styles is how empty data is handled.
- The first style of variables are preceded by a $. The line is printed and the variable is printed as found in your family tree.
- Example: 'Born: $b' will show as 'Born: 2001' if a birth date is found, and 'Born: ', if no date is found
- The second style of variables are preceded by a %. If the variable evaluates to an empty string, the entire line that contains the variable is removed from the output!
- Example: '$n - Born: %b' will show as 'John Doe - Born: 2001' if a birth date is found, whereas the line will not be present if no date is found
Overview of the different substitution keys
- Displays the person's name in the form of FirstName LastName
- Displays the person's name in the form of LastName, FirstName
- Displays the GRAMPS ID associated with the person.
- Displays the person's date of birth
- Displays the person's place of birth
- Displays the person's date of death
- Displays the person's place of death
- Displays the name of the person's preferred spouse in the form of FirstName LastName
- Displays the name of the person's preferred spouse in the form of LastName, FirstName.
- Displays the marriage date of the person and the preferred spouse.
- Displays the place associated with the marriage of the person and the preferred spouse.
Two new variables are defined (for trunk only):
- Displays the person's name by using Gramps preferred name display
- Displays the spouse's name by using Gramps preferred name display
New for Gramps 3.3
Two modifiers have been defined for Gramps version 3.3:
- If the character C is appended to variables n, N, s or S the surname will be capitalized.
- If the character y is appended to variables b, d or m the date will be displayed as year only.
Substitution values can be combined:e.g. $n $i $b $B $d $D
this will give a lot of information in the displayed boxes.
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