Develop an Add-on Rule

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In various rules that allow a Person ID to be selected as a parameter value, both built-in rules & add-on rules use inconsistent placeholders:

  • <Id>
  • <id>
  • <person>

It would be better if they were harmonized.

I suspect any variant of <ID> would ambiguous because sometimes these rules (while needing a Person Gramps ID) are in different category custom rules.

What should the standard nomenclature be for the rule names, descriptions & documentation?

Using add-ons to design and test flight Filter Rule

Designing and optimizing a quality query can be challenging. Even a slow rough-cut query is acceptable for a single-use. But clean and fast code is vital to a frequently used add-on Filter Rule.

There are some power tool add-ons to help when designing queries, testing them and optimize their runtimes.

Particularly, using SuperTool design a rough query, the Query Gramplet to experiment with optimizations, the Generic custom rules to commit the query to a something usable with Custom Filters, and FilterParams to tune is one way to use add-ons in concert.

Converting a query to an add-on Filter Rule

Publishing a new Filter Rule

Update the Rule Expansions wiki page

See also

  • In in MantisBT bug reporter for Gramps
    • Feature Requests for add-on custom filter Rules. (Filter for "filter, rule")
    • 0011689: [GrampsAIO-5.1.2-new_libs_win64] Active and Default Person filter rules