I created alternate names for wives so I can find the wife with her married name.
I put the given and maiden name in the given for the alternate name. I put her husband’s surname in surname. I use Married as Name Type, Mrs. As Prefix and the husbands given name with parenthesis around it as the suffix.
I am using the following query to get the alternate names: (See Pic 1)
It works great if there is only one alternate name. It is a problem if there is more than one alternate name for each husband as displayed in Pic 1.
This is the print screen of Rootsmagic. (See Pic 2)
If I do a data view of the nametable and do a custom on ownerid of 590, I get the following: (See Pic 3)
If I do a data view of the familytable and do a custom on ownerid of 590, I get the following: (See Pic 4)
How do I get the original query to display the correct husband with the wife like displayed below? (See Pic 5)
I copy all of the results of the query into a spreadsheet to verify there aren’t any typos in the alternate name. (See Pic 6)
Is it possible to create the query to get the results contained in the spreadsheet? (Column O and Column P)
How could I put a where statement in thee query to select only certain ownerid’s? I need to be able to hard code it and to be able to input the ownerid.
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Add Married Name as Alternate
15 September 2017 16:15:15
Are you acquainted with this script? Names+-+Add+Married
15 September 2017 16:22:41
Okay, I understand that you have already manually created these Alternate Names and are looking for a way to detect errors. Is that your objective?
If we are to tinker wit your script, it would be helpful if you would post the script file or copy the script onto the page.