Flexible CSV Importer
- Version 1.4
- Added 12 Jun 2015
- Updated 28 Mar 2016
- Downloads 104
- Requires version 5.0.0
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Takes a CSV file and creates people, adds facts and creates spouse and parent-child relationships in Family Historian. Columns in the CSV file can be mapped to the appropriate fields using an interface in the plugin - fixed column formatting or naming is not required.
The plugin can optionally append a source to every entry, and can create different citation details (ie "Where in Source") for each line of the CSV. Within each row, for each individual, it is assumed that any references to a fact type relate to the same occurrence of that fact. Custom reference numbers can be used to identify the same individual in different rows of the CSV either to build a more complex tree or to allow for multiple occurrences of a fact type.
The type of use I had in mind when creating this was import of a variety of data that a one-name or place study might be interested in. For example, baptism transcripts which may include birth and baptism names, parents names and address all in the one line. Custom reference numbers allow for individuals to be linked across lines of the CSV to create larger family records eg where the same parents had multiple children baptised.
This plugin is intended for use in a new file, and will not link to individuals already present in the database.
Please check the import results carefully and let me know if there are any bugs.
Version 1.1 will append to, rather than overwrite, duplicated note fields and citation text fields. It also creates new facts instead of overwriting data if an individual has the same field type listed in multiple rows of the data.
Version 1.2 Adds option to discard Custom Reference Numbers, and fixes bug where custom ID numbers are listed multiple times.
Version 1.3 fixes a bug that sometimes occurs when creating families using custom reference numbers.
Version 1.4 fixes a bug in mapping note fields
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