Addon:Types Cleanup Tool

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Type Cleanup Tool - example window
Type Cleanup Tool - progress window

What is it For?

The Type Cleanup Tool searches your database for records that contain "custom" Types, provides an filtered list allowing change those records to be edited, and an option to delete the custom type. Custom Types are recognized by Gramps but the various reports that Gramps can generate and other applications may not recognize or handle them.

What causes the extra (Custom) Types?


  • Download the Check for addon updates feature in the General tab of the Edit -> Preferences...
  • Once this plugin has been installed
  • Select Menu Tools -> Utilities -> Type Cleanup...

Proceeding with this tool may make unexpected changes to your data. While it is possible to Undo the changes made by this tool, it may be easier to recover from a backup.

Some Notes