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I had uploaded a GEDCOM I exported off of Ancestry.com. The error appears on all entries that had photos. The error is *also* appearing after I upload a new photo to an entry, even and entry that didn't have any photo attached before.
Does anyone know what is causing this, and how it could be fixed? I'm using a mysql database which checked out fine during the install process.
Unless I figure this out I'm going to have to go with private software for my site :-(
Its actually quite simple. _PHOTO is a non-standard GEDCOM tag. It doesn't exist in the official specification, and not in PGV. Its something ancestry has invented.
To fix this you have a few choices:
1 - the easiest. If everything else about your data is working OK, go to "Manage GEDCOMs and edit Privacy" -->Display and Layout --> Hide and Show --> Hide GEDCOM errors. Set it to "Yes".
2 - If you want to display this tag, read the WIKI pages on "Language extensions", create a languages/extra.en.php file, and include a line similar to this in it:
$factarray["_PHOTO"] = "Whatever you want it to be called goes here";
3 - Edit your GEDCOM file before import and remove those tags (or convert them to a correct tag instead).
I appreciate the response kiwi_pgv
I do not see a "Display and Layout" option after going to "Manage GEDCOMS and edit Privacy". I installed version 4.2.1.
Sorry, I missed a step
"Manage GEDCOMs and edit Privacy" -->Edit -->Display and Layout --> Hide and Show --> Hide GEDCOM errors. Set it to "Yes".
Yes, there it is, and that was helpful, thank you.
I am still not getting the photos I upload thru the web interface to show up on the main entry page. I can see them if I click on the "media" tab, but even if I have chosen to create a thumbnail (and get a success message), the image does not appear with the vital information, or in the Ancestry Chart.
So, what are the tags in the GEDCOM? Does each image have a
1 OBJE @Mxxxx@ tag in the INDI or FAM record and a corresponding 0 @Mxxxx@ OBJE tag for general application?
Did you tell PhpGedView which individual the photo should be linked to? You do this on the Edit screen -- click "Edit" on the Manage Media page.
When you upload a picture, you only deliver it to the server's file system. The media object, which is in the database, is only created when you edit the information about the picture.
By the way:
This is a "help" question, and should have been posted in the Help forum.
You don't need to do that all the time - and as you see its not very helpful having to accept your own edits. It is however VERY useful when you have other people editting your data.
Go to your User Account details and look for "Auto accept changes by this user" (or similar) and set it to 'Yes", and the problem will disappear, just for you. You can of course do the same with any other users you trust that much!
As to documentation, we always need help with that. The WIKI pages are probably the best place to do it. You can get a log in for that when you are ready and start adding stuff.
(ps -welcome aboard :-) )
Is there any thoughts on this problem? I have the same issue.
Okay…the forum did not show the full thread when doing a search and then I replied. Then the rest of the thread came up.