2010/8/24 Nick Hall <nick__hall@hotmail.com>
Chris,

I'm not quite sure if your note is attached to a source or an event
reference.

If your note is a source note, the references tab will show the source
that it is attached to.  Other objects, such as events, can use this
source but the note will only be directly attached to the source.

If your note is an event reference note, the references tab will show
the person that it is attached to.  The person is the primary object
that contains the event reference.  In this case, you will have to edit
each event for the person to find the event reference.  I don't think
that there is an easier way to find the correct event.

Entering a Note ID into the ID field of the person filter will not
return any records, hence the "Active object not visible" message.  The
view will then return to the active person.  I think that you were just
lucky that this was the person you were interested in.

You are correct that it is easier to find notes attached to primary objects.

It could be that we need a couple of extra event filters:

"Events with event references having a note ID of <Note ID>"
"Events with event references having an attribute of <attribute key>"

Is this the problem you were having, or have I misunderstood your question?

A quick way if you do not want to navigate the GUI to find who this note is attached:

1/write down note id
2/export to gramps xml your data, and extract the xml file in the .gramps zip  (open with ark, or unzip, or file-roller)
3/look for note id in the gramps xml (one CTRL-F)
4/copy the handle of the note, then search on the note handle in the xml (another CTRL-F)
5/you now know everything this note is attached too.

Not so easy, but it always helps to keep in mind the gamps xml is a human readable form of your database, so it can be used to perform some research tasks more easily than opening a lot of different  editors in Gramps.

Benny
 

Regards,


Nick.


Chriss4 wrote:
> Hi all Grampers
>
> Today I was trying to tidy up notes on files in the "notes" tab and
> discovered a note with no 'Preview'. So I used the "Filter" tab to
> locate the reference this was attached to. Well not quite so easy!
>
> Using GRAMPS: 3.2.0-1
> Python: 2.6.5 (r265:79063, Apr 16 2010, 13:09:56...
> BSDDB: 4.7.3
> LANG: en_NZ.utf8
> OS: Linux
> Distribution: 2.6.32-24-generic
>
> The Note was attached to a Source Note (In this case a Online Web site
> - so heaps of records where associated). Clicking on the 'Reference'
> tab gave me the 'Source' tab, then clicked on the 'reference' tab
> within that showed me 50 +/- records with the same source. So how do I
> find which one this note is attached to?
> So I took the ID No. in this case N0183, went to 'People' tab and
> entered the Note number in the Note: filter. The result was "Active
> object not visible" was shown on the bottom left corner info bar, then
> a person ID came up and their name. Well this was a lead but I still
> had no data in the main screen at all, I had to use the person ID No.
> in the filter to get to where I needed to be!
> This showed that only 2 events occurred with this Person; Birth and a
> Marriage in my case. Not much to locate where this rogue note was
> assigned to.
>
> My Question is, Could this have been made any simpler? It seems that
> the other notes and locations were much easier to get to! If I'm
> correct then this rogue source note would have  appeared on all files?
>
> Has anyone else found that the custom filter is not working either?
>
> Chris
> nz
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