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Usage: corrections. Data Entry Gramplet is a "People" category ONLY gramplet
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 [[File:DataDataEntryGramplet-entryaddon-grampletexample-default-dialog-4250.png|thumb|right|450px|Data Entry Gramplet - default entry dialog]] The '''{{man label|Data Entry Gramplet''' }} allows an easy method of editing previously added people, and adding new and related people in your family tree.
You can access the '''{{man label|Data Entry Gramplet''' }} by adding it to the Gramplet sidebars or bottombars in the People, Relationship and Chart views. This gramplet is only for "Person" category views, so it is unavailable in the Dashboard (and then detaching if required) or Family views... or any of other views that focuses on something other than the Category view sidebarsActive Person. You can still detach/undock the Gramplet to allow use while referencing other Views.
The {{man label|Data Entry Gramplet consist }} consists of two separate sections : the '''[[Gramps_Glossary#active_person|Active person]]''' and '''New person''' sections.
Both sections share have a number of identical text fields, just displaying that type of data entry fields one for different people. The topmost of them being the is thhe {{man label|Surname, Given:}} entry field /// which is a combined entry for just the surname followed by a comma and the given names, separated by a comma. If you need more fine finely grained editing on the name (for example, you need to add the person's name includes a suffix or prefix), you can use the Edit icon once a the new person has been selected as the active person in Person List of Grampscreated.
The {{man label|Death:}} and {{man label|Birth:}} lines for both the '''Active person''' and '''New person''' are also a combined entry, allowing you to enter a date and place. The date (if one) is entered first in any format available to your Gramps installation, followed by the word <code>in</code> (in your language) and the location (if one). For example, the following are all valid entries for the birth or death entries:
If a location has been previously used, then it will share that location with the others. If it is new, it will be created.
To {{man button|Add}} a '''New person''' as a relation to the active person choose a relation type from the {{man label|Add relation:}} drop down eg: parent''No relation to the active person''(default), motherAdd as a Parent, fatherAdd as a Mother, spouseAdd as a Father, wifeAdd as a Spouse, husbandAdd as a Wife, siblingAdd as a Husband, or childAdd as a Sibling, Add as a Child. The Gramplet will guess at the best place to add the person. For example, it will add the new person to the first family available. The Gramplet will also try to discern gender where needed, guessing that the "father" spouse of a family is male, and the "mother" spouse is female. If these guesses are incorrect, you should add your new person via the normal Gramps data entry method.
If you begin an edit of the active person, then the active person data won't change until you either {{man button|Save}} or {{man button|Abandon}} your changes.
The {{man tip|Use an existing person as a Template|Understanding the precise data format needed to avoid creating duplicate place and sources can be confusing.  Add places and sources to your [[Gramps_Glossary#active_person|active person]] before pressing the {{man button|Copy Active Data}} will copy the entries of the active person to the entries for the new personbutton.
This allows the same source to be applied to each person added subsequently... even when you type new different name, birth and death dates in each of the left-hand columns.}}The {{man notebutton|Note that you cannot delete date or place information using this Gramplet|You can only add or change them. For example, you cannot remove a place by just deleting Copy Active Data}} will copy the text. You will need to edit entries of the active person's record using to the regular edit dialog (by clicking editable entries for the edit button next to new person. This is particularly useful when adding an entire family grouping from the person's name)same source data.}}
To undo a change, use the menu {{man menu|Edit ->Undo History...}} option.
{{man note|Note that you cannot delete existing date or place information using this Gramplet|You can only add or change them. For example, you cannot remove a place by just deleting the text. You will need to edit the person's record using the regular edit dialog (by clicking the edit button next to the person's name).}}
==See also==
* [[Form Addons]] addon - allows users to create and edit structured source data in a single form.* [[NoteGramplet|Note Gramplet]] - which is a data entry gramplet, that allows you to edit the first note of type Person Note for the active person.
* [ 4170#c44496] If you select a gender of "Other" the Gramplet will crash.
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