I hadn't noticed the "test" button - that'll work for me. In fact,
there's a "people with spouses that have incomplete names" custom filter
that generates just the list I need.
Thank you very much - I see that I need to do some more exploring and
gramps is great
Don Allingham wrote:
> Sounds like you are looking for our Custom Filter Editor. Select
> Tools->Utilities->Custom Filter Editor
> Create (add) a new filter.
> Add a rule from General Filters->People with the <name>
> Set the Family Name to whatever you want.
> Save the new filter.
> If you then select "Test", you will see who the filter matches. This
> filter can then be used when generating reports or exporting data.
> On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 21:31 -0500, Warren Pollans wrote:
>> This started because I wanted to ask family members to help supply
>> missing information for the database I've started to maintain. For
>> example, there are several people (wives) for whom I have no last name.
>> I could use a filter to get the records for these people (wives with no
>> last name), but I couldn't figure out how to generate a list of names
>> that I could include in mail requesting help - so I thought that I might
>> be able to query the DB directly (#2 below) - something like "select all
>> people where last_name_of_spouse = ''". I don't want to have go to each
>> record (using gramps) to get the information I need - I want to generate
>> the list and copy-and-paste it into the mail.
>> Alex Roitman wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 17:01 -0500, Warren Pollans wrote:
>>>> Could someone please send me a simple script that I could use to read
>>>> the persons db from the commandline? I don't speak python, but I am
>>>> fluent in both perl and ruby. If someone could provide a template for
>>>> me, I'd appreciate it. I've just started looking thru the docs on the
>>>> developer's wiki - and hope to understand how gramps works before too
>>>> long. I'm using gramps and I'm pretty happy with it.
>>> I am a little unclear as to what exactly you want to do:
>>> 1. Have a python script to extract data as python objects
>>> in terms of Gramps-defined classes?
>>> 2. Have a shell script to print some data on stdout?
>>> If so, which data? Names? Birthdates?
>>> 3. Something else?
>>> Number 1 gives you all the flexibility, but you have to
>>> then work with python classes in python. Number 2 may work
>>> with names and IDs, but for anything else somebody
>>> has to write python code to do that.
>>> Let us know what you meant,
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