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Old 09 April 2017, 05:22 PM
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Default Sort dates - old-style calendar

I've wavered over the years about old-style calendar dates like 1711/2, at one time always preferring how it would have been (1711) and then how it would be reckoned now (1712) and then recording it with the best of both worlds.

When you plump for 1711/2 or the like Reunion will prompt you as to how you want the date sorted.

However, I think I've made a mistake some times, going for 1711 instead of 1712. At least, there's been inconsistency.

Could someone tell me how to view all these custom dates and to double check how they have been sorted?
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Old 09 April 2017, 08:44 PM
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Could someone tell me how to view all these custom dates and to double check how they have been sorted?
There may be a better way, but you could Find all birth dates that contain "/".

You'd have to include a search for each kind of date (birth, baptism, death, burial), but they could all be combined in one search with "or".
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Old 10 April 2017, 05:01 AM
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Good thinking, Dennis.

I can search for "Any Date" "Contains" "/"?

Don't think I understand where "Or" comes in *could you explain?

And then, having found them, do I have to go through the dates, click Enter on each and then check I have sorted them correctly? Seems like there must be a better way *after all, Reunion must be storing that data somewhere?
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Old 10 April 2017, 06:00 AM
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I can search for "Any Date" "Contains" "/"?

Don't think I understand where "Or" comes in *could you explain?

And then, having found them, do I have to go through the dates, click Enter on each and then check I have sorted them correctly? Seems like there must be a better way *after all, Reunion must be storing that data somewhere?
I forgot about "Any Date", so you don't need to bother with the Ors. I had envisioned the longer search below, but you can use the shorter one you thought of. And I think yours has the benefit of picking up marriage dates.

I do think you need to click on them to check them. There may be a better way, but I don't know it.
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Old 12 April 2017, 07:39 PM
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Perhaps someone at Leister could tell us where this data is stored and how one views it?
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Old 13 April 2017, 12:44 AM
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Perhaps someone at Leister could tell us where this data is stored and how one views it?
The data is stored in the "sort date" field of the custom date. As per the manual, "If you select the custom date entry in the Events section of the Edit Person panel and then press Command-E, the Sort Date window will appear." You can edit the Sort Date and save the new value there.

It's still a one-by-one proposition.
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Old 13 April 2017, 12:10 PM
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The data is stored in the "sort date" field of the custom date. As per the manual, "If you select the custom date entry in the Events section of the Edit Person panel and then press Command-E, the Sort Date window will appear." You can edit the Sort Date and save the new value there.

It's still a one-by-one proposition.
That is new information to me. Nice to know. Thanks!
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Old 13 April 2017, 02:33 PM
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That is new information to me. Nice to know. Thanks!
You're welcome

For me, it's just as easy to edit the custom date (add a space and remove it, or something similar), hit return, and then edit the sort date in the window that will show up.
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Old 19 April 2017, 02:05 PM
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Many thanks - and yes that is easy either way.

But what I am really wanting to know is: is there a way to see ALL custom dates within the family file and therefore see pretty easily for everyone whether their custom dates are going to be sorted 'correctly' (or, rather, simply view how they will be sorted)?

I mean, presumably Reunion has an overall sort sequence for every date in the file so I'm presuming these will be a subset of that data?
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Old 21 April 2017, 01:33 AM
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is there a way to see ALL custom dates within the family file
Here's a thought. You can view everyone in your file in the list window. Sort it by birthdates. Scroll through to see if any are out of order. Repeat with death dates.

If any date is out of order you can edit it and reset the sort date.
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