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[[File:DataEntryGramplet-addon-example-50.png|thumb|right|450px|Data Entry Gramplet - default entry dialog]]
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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.
  
The Data Entry gramplet allows an easy method of editing previously added people, and adding new and related people in your family tree.
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==Usage==
  
The '''Surname, Given''' entry is a combined entry for just the surname and given names, separated by a comma. If you need more fine grained editing on the name (for example, you need to add a suffix or prefix), you can use the Edit icon once a person has been selected as the active person.
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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 or Family views... or any other views that focuses on something other than the Active Person. You can still detach/undock the Gramplet to allow use while referencing other Views.
  
The '''Death''' and '''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 "in" (in your language) and the location (if one). For example, the following are all valid entries for the birth or death entries:
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The {{man label|Data Entry Gramplet}} consists of two separate sections: the '''[[Gramps_Glossary#active_person|Active person]]''' and '''New person''' sections.
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Both sections have a number of text fields, just displaying that type of data for different people. The topmost of 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. If you need more finely grained editing on the name (for example, the person's name includes a suffix or prefix), you can use the Edit icon once the new person has been created.
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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:
  
 
* Jan 1, 1867 in Kingsport, TN
 
* Jan 1, 1867 in Kingsport, TN
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If a location has been previously used, then it will share that location with the others. If it is new, it will be created.
 
If a location has been previously used, then it will share that location with the others. If it is new, it will be created.
  
A new person can be automatically added as a relation to the active person. You can add the new person as a parent, spouse, sibling, or 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.
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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: ''No relation to the active person''(default), Add as a Parent, Add as a Mother, Add as a Father, Add as a Spouse, Add as a Wife, Add as a Husband, Add 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.
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If you would like to bring up the standard Edit Person window for the active person, simply click on the Edit button to the right of the Active person's name. If you would like to bring up the standard Edit Family window for the active person, click the Edit button to the right of the word "Family:" on the top row. This will bring up the first/primary family (if the active person is a parent in a family) or will bring up the active person's parent's family, if it is known.
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Click on the Edit button to the right of the Active person's name to use the standard {{man label|Edit Person}} window.  
  
If you begin an edit of the active person, then the active person data won't change until you either '''Save''' or '''Abandon''' your changes.
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Click on the Edit button to the right of the {{man label|Family:}} label to use the standard {{man label|Edit Family}} window. This will bring up the first/primary family (if the active person is a parent in a family) or will bring up the active person's parent's family, if it is known.
  
The '''Copy Active Data''' will copy the entries of the active person to the entries for the new person.
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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.
  
{{man note|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 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).}}
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{{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.
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Add places and sources to your [[Gramps_Glossary#active_person|active person]] before pressing the {{man button|Copy Active Data}} button.
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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.}}
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The {{man button|Copy Active Data}} will copy the entries of the active person to the editable entries for the new person. This is particularly useful when adding an entire family grouping from the same source data.  
  
 
To undo a change, use the menu {{man menu|Edit ->Undo History...}} option.
 
To undo a change, use the menu {{man menu|Edit ->Undo History...}} option.
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{{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).}}
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==See also==
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* [[Addon:Forms_Gramplet|Forms Gramplet]] addon - allows users to create and edit structured source data in a single form.
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* [[Addon: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.
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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* [https://gramps-project.org/bugs/view.php?id=4170#c44496 4170#c44496] If you select a gender of "Other" the Gramplet will crash.
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===Feature Request===
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* {{bug|4170}} : Data Entry Gramplet: genders
 
* {{bug|5420}} : Improvements to Data Entry Gramplet
 
* {{bug|5420}} : Improvements to Data Entry Gramplet
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* {{bug|8922}} : Citations aware Data Entry Gramplet
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* {{bug|9774}} : Data Entry Gramplet: Option to add baptism
  
 
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Data Entry Gramplet - default entry dialog

The Data Entry Gramplet allows an easy method of editing previously added people, and adding new and related people in your family tree.

Usage

You can access the 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 or Family views... or any other views that focuses on something other than the Active Person. You can still detach/undock the Gramplet to allow use while referencing other Views.

The Data Entry Gramplet consists of two separate sections: the Active person and New person sections.

Both sections have a number of text fields, just displaying that type of data for different people. The topmost of is thhe Surname, Given: entry field/// which is a combined entry for just the surname followed by a comma and the given names. If you need more finely grained editing on the name (for example, the person's name includes a suffix or prefix), you can use the Edit icon once the new person has been created.

The Death: and 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 in (in your language) and the location (if one). For example, the following are all valid entries for the birth or death entries:

  • Jan 1, 1867 in Kingsport, TN
  • about 1822 in Sweden
  • in London, England, UK
  • 1756/12/31

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 Add a New person as a relation to the active person choose a relation type from the Add relation: drop down eg: No relation to the active person(default), Add as a Parent, Add as a Mother, Add as a Father, Add as a Spouse, Add as a Wife, Add as a Husband, Add 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.


Click on the Edit button to the right of the Active person's name to use the standard Edit Person window.

Click on the Edit button to the right of the Family: label to use the standard Edit Family window. This will bring up the first/primary family (if the active person is a parent in a family) or will bring up the active person's parent's family, if it is known.

If you begin an edit of the active person, then the active person data won't change until you either Save or Abandon your changes.

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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 active person before pressing the Copy Active Data button.

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 Copy Active Data will copy the entries of the active person to the editable entries for the new person. This is particularly useful when adding an entire family grouping from the same source data.

To undo a change, use the menu Edit ->Undo History... option.

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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

  • Forms Gramplet addon - allows users to create and edit structured source data in a single form.
  • Note Gramplet - which is a data entry gramplet, that allows you to edit the first note of type Person Note for the active person.

Issues

  • 4170#c44496 If you select a gender of "Other" the Gramplet will crash.

Feature Request

  • 4170 : Data Entry Gramplet: genders
  • 5420 : Improvements to Data Entry Gramplet
  • 8922 : Citations aware Data Entry Gramplet
  • 9774 : Data Entry Gramplet: Option to add baptism