Tree import settings
Editing a chart
If you want to import additional fields from a GEDCOM file which do not have corresponding fields in the default TreeDraw temporary database (the one it uses for importing GEDCOM files), then you can add your own fields to import the extra data into. You can then use these fields in the "Import fields" settings to tell TreeDraw what to do with the extra data.
Person fields / Family fields
Select whether you want to edit the extra fields for person data or family data.
This list shows the fields already added for people or families.
Adding a new field
Enter a unique name for the field in the Field name box. Field names must start with a letter (A to Z).
You must associate a GEDCOM tag with the new field. Different tags are available for people and families. For example, if you have added an "Occupation" field you could associate the GEDCOM tag "OCCU" with this field. Now when you import a GEDCOM file, any data with an "OCCU" tag will be put in the "Occupation" field.
The "GEDCOM tag" list shows all the available tags, some have sub-tags which are accessed by clicking on the small "+" beside the main tag. Clicking on a tag will make the expanded tag appear in the box above the list; so clicking on "AGE" in the "DEAT" tag will display "INDI DEAT AGE", indicating that this field relates to the AGE tag subordinate to the DEAT tag subordinate to the INDI (individual) tag in a GEDCOM file. It requires some knowledge of GEDCOM to know which tags are likely to contain the data. For example "INDI OCCU" normally contains the description of an occupation, even though there are other tags subordinate to this, while "INDI BIRT" never has any data, only its subordinate tags.
If the type of GEDCOM tag requires (ie. it is not a date), you must specify the maximum string length to be held in this field by entering a number between 1 and 255 in the Length box.
When all of these settings have been made, the Add button will be enabled. Click on the Add button to add the new field.
Changing the properties of an existing field
You may want to change the definition of an existing field. For instance, you may want to change the field name or the length of string which the field can hold.
Click on the field name in the Current fields list. The current properties of the field will appear in the "Field name", "Length" and "GEDCOM tag" boxes. Modify these properties as required (see "Adding a new field" above) and if the new properties are valid, click on the Change button.
Deleting a field:
You can delete an existing person or family field.
Click on the field name in the Current fields list. Click on the Delete button.
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