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How to disable automatic generation of citations

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Hi,

I'm trying to import a big gedcom file into an empty database under Gramps 4.2.8 and I
cannot find a way to disable the automatic generation of citations in the process


My gedcom file contains 1 source record that is referenced by each record (individuals and
families) and contains no citation record

When the import is completed, there are as many citations as there are individuals and
families and all citations are referencing the single source record; each citation
is linked to a individual or family record


What I did then, is remove the source record from the gedcom file, also removing any reference
to that source and import the resulting file into a new empty database with the result
that a new source record was added with the file name and import date; the same number
of citations where automatically created as with the previous import


So looking around, I then deactivated the option "add tag on import" from the preferences
menu and restarted the whole import process once again but this time, no source and no
citations being automatically generated


The gedcom file has around 52k individuals and around 28k families, so trying to remove
all citations would take forever as the delete process is quite slow

My question, is there any way to disable the automatic behavior of generating
citations when a source is added to the import process?

Regards

Martin


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Re: How to disable automatic generation of citations

Ron Johnson
On 05/02/2018 05:46 PM, Martin Dube via Gramps-users wrote:
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The gedcom file has around 52k individuals and around 28k families, so trying to remove
all citations would take forever as the delete process is quite slow

Making the Gramps window small will speed up the deletes.  (Less screen to update means less time wasted repainting the window and more time deleting.)

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Re: How to disable automatic generation of citations

Dave Scheipers
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Welcome Martin

There is a Merge Citation tool. Menu >> Tools >> Family Tree
Processing >> Merge Citations

As always, do a gramps xml backup of the database before doing any
batch editing.

As a disclaimer, I have never used this tool. But if all these
citations are blank, this tool 'Should' combine them all down to one
citation for the source that is then linked to all your records.

The inclination is to 'delete' the citation and source. But that
citation is linked to all the other records but you do not want to
delete all the individual links to the citation. Mark the Source and
the Citation as Private (the 'lock' on the records). Then do an
'Export' of the full database ( Gramps xml) but remember to select the
Privacy Filter: Do not include records marked Private. Then import
this file into a new blank database.

The Source and all the citations should be gone.

Before you do this, maybe others that actually have experience with
the merge citation tool should offer their advice.

Maybe others have other ideas. This is what I could think of.

HTH Dave

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 6:46 PM, Martin Dube via Gramps-users
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to import a big gedcom file into an empty database under Gramps
> 4.2.8 and I
> cannot find a way to disable the automatic generation of citations in the
> process
>
>
> My gedcom file contains 1 source record that is referenced by each record
> (individuals and
> families) and contains no citation record
>
> When the import is completed, there are as many citations as there are
> individuals and
> families and all citations are referencing the single source record; each
> citation
> is linked to a individual or family record
>
>
> What I did then, is remove the source record from the gedcom file, also
> removing any reference
> to that source and import the resulting file into a new empty database with
> the result
> that a new source record was added with the file name and import date; the
> same number
> of citations where automatically created as with the previous import
>
>
> So looking around, I then deactivated the option "add tag on import" from
> the preferences
> menu and restarted the whole import process once again but this time, no
> source and no
> citations being automatically generated
>
>
> The gedcom file has around 52k individuals and around 28k families, so
> trying to remove
> all citations would take forever as the delete process is quite slow
>
> My question, is there any way to disable the automatic behavior of
> generating
> citations when a source is added to the import process?
>
> Regards
>
> Martin
>
>
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