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How to Make Mass Edits?

How to Make Mass Edits?

Posted: 1359946816000
Classification: Query
I posted a question previously on this board about entering place names in FTM ( I am now changing my tune and I think it might be too messy to always have the word "County" in my place fields. (e.g. Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA)

So here's the question: If I wanted to edit all of my place fields to delete the word "County", is there an efficient way to do it?

Re: How to Make Mass Edits?

Posted: 1359952003000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1359991907000
You can change all instances of one place name, but not all instances of all place names, in one operation.

There are two ways.

In an input screen (like the Person Tab of the People Workspace), find any person who has a fact with that place name that you want to change.

Now, go into that place name and change it and hit tab (or enter).

You will see a popup dialog box.

Do you want to change this name.

You will see two choices at the top of that screen:

1) Do you want to change all 23 places with this name
2) Do you want to change this place only.

Choose Number 1 and hit ok.

Now, is it resolved?

Look at the right hand end of the place name entry box to see if the name is resolved. If it isn't click on the question mark.

You can then resolve it the way you want, or hit cancel and leave it the way it is. (if it's the correct place name coming from a record I would leave it as it is).

The second way is to go to the Places Workspace and find the place name.

Right click

Choose to "Change" it, or "resolve" it.

Re: How to Make Mass Edits?

Posted: 1359998512000
Classification: Query
Thank you Silverfox for your detailed instructions. I've noticed that you've answered questions of mine in the past and you're a wealth of information for everyone on this board. You've been so willing to share your knowledge of FTM, and I want to tell you how grateful I am!

Re: How to Make Mass Edits?

Posted: 1360003043000
Classification: Query
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