#2793 Hide Tag does not work for Record File Number


I did: Manage GEDCOM > EDIT PRIVACY file > Global Fact Privacy Settings [= Hide Tag? ] > Record File Number and choosed both for "Show Fact" and "Show Fact Details" the "Hide even from admin users".
Still I see the Record File Number in each fact box. E.g. I see for a person in each of the fact boxes for Birth, Marriage and Death 3 different Record File Numbers displayed (in bold as last line in each box).
I checked afterwards once more if the privacy setting I made was saved well; it was.


  • Greg Roach

    Greg Roach - 2010-03-09

    The gedcom format has data at different levels.

    Level 0 = records (e.g people)
    Level 1 = facts/events about the records (e.g. birth/marriage/death)
    Level 2 = attributes about the facts (e.g. date/place).

    You have added these RFN numbers at level 2, whereas they are expected at level 1.

    PGV's privacy rules only work at levels 0 and 1. It was not designed to filter attributes like this.

  • Greg Roach

    Greg Roach - 2010-03-09

    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 unknown user (state 14).


  • Julio Sánchez Fernández

    Just to stress this point, this usage of REFN is against the GEDCOM format specification. It can only be subordinate to FAM, INDI, OBJE, NOTE, REPO or SOUR.

    Possibly the result wanted can be achieved by creating a source and registering all these record numbers as source references citing the record number. The source can then be hidden.

    Notice that RFN in its right place is not shown in person facts since it is the list of global nonfacts.


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