Set Individual User IDs

... is a STANDARD LTool which sets individual _User ID_s in your Legacy database to RINs or sorted birth dates.

Screen:

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Usage:

To set individual _User ID_s in your Legacy database to RINs or sorted birth dates:

  1. Open your database in Legacy.
  2. Decide which of the 9 individual tags you plan to use for this operation.
  3. Untag any individuals that you don't wish _LTools_ to update.
  4. Now tag the individuals whose _User ID_s you wish to populate with RINs or sorted birth dates.
  5. Back up your Legacy database.
  6. Open your Legacy database in _LTools_.
  7. Double-click Set Individual User IDs in the Standard LTools tree to bring up the dialog for this LTool.
  8. Select the Individual Tag you used in Step 4.
  9. Select the Action that you wish applied to the individual _User ID_s and enter any optional Text (only applies to RIN actions).
  10. Check Pad RIN with leading zeroes if desired (only applies to RIN actions).
  11. Click the Run button.
  12. _LTools_ will update the _User ID_s for all tagged individuals as specified by the Action you selected.

Fields:

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Individual Tag

The tag you used in Legacy to mark the individuals whose _User ID_ you wish to populate with the RIN or sorted birth date.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Action

Choose whether you wish to Fill all Individual User IDs with RIN + optional text, Only fill blank Individual User IDs with RIN + optional text, Fill all Individual User IDs with Sorted Birth Date, or Clear all Individual User IDs. The default is Fill all Individual User IDs with RIN + optional text.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Text

Enter any optional text that you wish to add to RINs. The substitution string {RIN}, including the curly braces, is used to specify where in the Text to place the RIN. For example, if you enter "SMITH ({RIN})" in the Text field, _LTools_ will generate an individual _User ID_ that looks like "SMITH (1234)". If you enter a string in the Text field that does not contain {RIN}, all individual _User ID_s will be populated with that exact string ... in other words a constant. If you leave the optional Text blank, _LTools_ will behave as if you entered "{RIN}".

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Pad RIN with leading zeroes

Check this box if you wish to pad the RIN that is inserted in the individual _User ID_ with leading zeroes. _LTools_ will pad all RINs with zeroes so that they equal the length of the longest RIN in the database.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Rows affected

The number of individual _User ID_s that were updated.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Run

Click to perform the selected Action on the individual _User ID_s for all tagged individuals in your Legacy database.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Close

Click to close this dialog.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Help

You can use the ? (on the caption bar) or the \ key to display help for this dialog.



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