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Gramps 3.3 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees

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XML import of data with database handles identical to already present values is safe now
*GRAMPS V2.x database (.grdb): Prior to Version 3.3, this native GRAMPS database format was a specific form of Berkeley database (BSDDB) with a special structure of data tables. This format was binary and architecture-dependent. It was very quick and efficient, but not generally portable across computers with different binary architecture (e.g. i386 vs. alpha).
If you import information from another GRAMPS database or GRAMPS XML database, you will see the progress of the operation in the progress bar of GRAMPS' main window. When the import finishes, a feedback window shows the number of imported objects. If the imported data originates from the very family tree in which you import the data, the import feedback gives suggestions about what could be merged; the merge is '''not''' done automatically for you. If you want to merge basic genealogy data automatically, consider CSV Spreadsheet Export/Import.
The GRAMPS CSV Spreadsheet format allows importing and exporting of a subset of your GRAMPS data in a simple spreadsheet format. See [[Gramps 3.3 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees: CSV Import and Export|CSV Import and Export]] for more information.
 
{{man warn| Caution in Importing XML |If you need to combine two family trees (for instance, in rebuilding a database), it is important that you '''do not''' import XML data into the same family tree data. For example, if a person in your existing family tree is also in an XML import, then you may end up with mixed up data. Imports do not "merge" data (except for the [[Gramps 3.3 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees: CSV Import and Export|Spreadsheet Import]]). As the current version 3.3.2 stands, you could corrupt your database irretrievably if you XML import into duplicated data. If you must import duplicated data, you could export the data in, say, the GEDCOM format and import that; however, GEDCOM does not faithfully export all GRAMPS data. Additionally, you would need to edit your data to remove any duplicates, and re-add some information which may have not been included in the GEDCOM export (such as media). However, importing from the GEDCOM format will not corrupt duplicated data as does the XML import will on duplicated data. If you want to merge basic genealogy data, consider the [[Gramps 3.3 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees: CSV Import and Export|Spreadsheet Export/Import]].}}
== Exporting data ==
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