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RMTREE Properties Query for RM8

This is an 'upgrade' from RMGC_Properties – Query #database for pre-RM8 databases. It provides an expansion over the information provided on the RM8 Home - File Properties screen. With a SQLite manager that supports runtime variables, a summary report can ...
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Site Maintenance & Updates

Yeah, really interesting... but you may notice some things are better than they have been:
  • the Forum pages update from your post much more quickly
  • images that previously were illegible and would not open to full size now do
Forum It's ...
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Direct Import of RM8 database into RM7 – Part 2

UPDATE 2022-05-14: with one fix, there is a procedure in RM8 that would be more attractive operationally than using these outboard scripts: RM8's File > Export Data > DropBox creates a copy of the active .RMTREE file to a RM7 ...
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Direct Import of RM8 database into RM7 – Part 1

Issue As described in Returning to RM7.5 custom reports, groups and Publisher from RM8 via GEDCOM, there are reasons some users of RM8 would like to be able to transfer data to RM7 more directly than through GEDCOM as the ...
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Returning to RM7.5 custom reports, groups and Publisher from RM8 via GEDCOM

UPDATE 2022-05-14: better than GEDCOM is to convert directly from RM8 to RM7 for which there are a couple of possibilities:
  1. RM8's File > Export Data > DropBox creates a copy of the active .RMTREE file to a RM7 compatible ...
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Colorcoding #RM8

RM8 Color Picker Chart with Names & Codes Colors available in RootsMagic 8 color coding. labelled with names and database code numbers. The above chart is an adaptation of a file posted by Lynn Christiansen to facebook Dec ...
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Naming Citations in Preparation for RM8 #RM7 #Citations

In RM8, citations are re-useable and have a name which is made by concatenating the contents of the citation fields.
So I run this script on my RM version 7 database so that it is ready for importing into RM ...
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Citation ‘Uses’ and Duplicates #rm8 #citations #duplicates

RootsMagic 8 introduced indirection between citation data (text fields) and the fact to which a citation is attached, In RM7, the citation data and linkage was combined in the CitationTable. To use the same citation data for more than one ...
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Problems with Email Distribution #admin

Please excuse the recent behaviour of this WordPress site. You have likely heard nothing by email from it since March 2 until yesterday and then some of you may have received flurries of duplicate messages. New subscribers probably received no ...
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Understanding the Roots Magic 8 Database – Database Diagram #rm8 #database

Database Diagram for RootsMagic version 8 - there are probably more table relationships to be added. RM8.pdfDatabase Diagram as pdf file to download ...
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