Functions (all)

LifeDates2

Function Name:
LifeDates2
Description:
This function behaves exactly like =LifeDates(), except that it will return a hyphen where =LifeDates() would return nothing. This is useful if, for example, you want the life dates to appear in brackets after a person's name and you want a visible indication if there are no dates (e.g. "John Smith ( - )").
Minimum FH Version:
2 (or 3.1 if using 2nd parameter)
No. of Parameters:
2
Return Type:
Text
Parameter 1:
A reference to an Individual whose life dates you wish to display.
Parameter 2:

This optional parameter can be used to modify the behaviour of the function.

STD
No modifications. The default.
EXT
If no dates are available, return estimated dates instead, preceded by a tilda '~'. With birth dates, the estimated date is the estimated earliest possible birth date. With death dates, the estimated date is the estimated latest possible death date.
Examples:

=LifeDates2(%INDI%)