Merge Basic to SourceWriter Sources

...is a DELUXE LTOOL which either converts a _Basic Source_ to a _SourceWriter Source_, or combines a _Basic Source_ with a _SourceWriter Source_ in your Legacy V7 database.

DISCLAIMER: The author of this LTool is not a Legacy V7/SourceWriter user. As such, the author cannot guarantee that this LTool will not have unwanted side-effects. The user assumes all risks.

This LTool only works with Legacy V7 databases.

For more information on using this method of merging Basic and SourceWriter sources, see http://www.mail-archive.com/legacyusergroup@legacyfamilytree.com/msg39390.html.

Screen:

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Usage:

To convert a _Basic Source_ to a _SourceWriter Source_:

  1. If you wish to tag individuals in your Legacy database who use the _Basic Source_ prior to performing this operation, open your database in Legacy and do so now.
  2. Back up your Legacy database.
  3. Open your Legacy database in _LTools_.
  4. Double-click Merge Basic to SW Sources in the Deluxe LTools tree to bring up the dialog for this LTool.
  5. Select the Basic Source that you wish to convert to a _SourceWriter Source_.
  6. Select the SourceWriter Source whose template you wish to use for the _Basic Source_.
  7. Click the Make Basic Source a SourceWriter Source button.
  8. _LTools_ will convert the selected Basic Source to a _SourceWriter Source_ using the template of the selected SourceWriter Source. Only the _Master Source_ record is changed. All _Source Detail_ records still point to the original _Basic Source_ (now a _SourceWriter Source_).

To combine a _Basic Source_ with a _SourceWriter Source_:

  1. If you wish to tag individuals in your Legacy database who use the _Basic Source_ prior to performing this operation, open your database in Legacy and do so now.
  2. Back up your Legacy database.
  3. Open your Legacy database in _LTools_.
  4. Select the Deluxe LTools tab and click the Merge Basic to SW Source button.
  5. Select the Basic Source that you wish to combine with a _SourceWriter Source_.
  6. Select the SourceWriter Source that you wish the _Basic Source_ combined with.
  7. Click the Combine Basic Source with SourceWriter Source button.
  8. _LTools_ will combine the selected Basic Source with the selected SourceWriter Source. All _Source Detail_ records that used the _Basic Source_ will now point to the _SourceWriter Source_. The _Basic Source_ is then removed.

Fields:

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Basic Source

Select the Basic Source that you wish to convert or combine.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif SourceWriter Source

Select the SourceWriter Source that you wish to convert to or combine with.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Make Basic Source a SourceWriter Source

Click to convert the selected Basic Source to a _SourceWriter Source_ whose template matches that of the selected SourceWriter Source. Only the _Master Source_ record will be changed. All _Source Detail_ records will still point to the original _Basic Source_ (now a _SourceWriter Source_).

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Combine Basic Source with SourceWriter Source

Click to combine the selected Basic Source with the selected SourceWriter Source. All _Source Detail_ records that used the _Basic Source_ will now point to the _SourceWriter Source_.

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

The number of database rows that were affected.

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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