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  • dan_coed
    I have been running Legacy Standard for several years on a Compaq Pentium computer running Windows XP SP2. The current version is 7.4.0.45. I have a database
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 3, 2010
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      I have been running Legacy Standard for several years on a Compaq Pentium computer running Windows XP SP2. The current version is 7.4.0.45. I have a database of around 10000 individuals. For Source Citations I have a Master Source list (eg "UK 1851 Census") and the Detail field will be the individual reference (eg "HO107-456 F12 P8").

      Recently, some Details have been disappearing, overwritten with an apparently random single letter or, occasionally, a detail being used to update another unrelated record. It is difficult to gauge the size of the problem as, as far as I know, I cannot view Detail lists.

      I have tried Check/Repair but the problem persists. Is the best solution to Export to a new Legacy file, or to install a fresh version of Legacy and use a Backup copy, or will these just transfer the same problem to the new database?

      Your advice would be appreciated.
    • Ronald Ferguson
      This is probably not the best forum for this question to be answered, because the specialists here are web site developers. I would suggest that you are better
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        This is probably not the best forum for this question to be answered, because the specialists here are web site developers. I would suggest that you are better using Legacy User Group.

        Personally, I have not met this problem, although I am using Legacy Delux. I would not expect Check/Repair to resolve it either, as it is not a relationship problem. When contacting LUG you will need to say whether the files affected are using Basic Sourcing, or Source Writer, or both.

        I cannot see that exporting to a new file will help, as it will probably transfer the problem. It maybe the the best approach would be to uninstall/reinstall Legacy and restore a backup which is free from the problem.

        I do however, recommend that you post the question on LUG.

        Ron Ferguson

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        --- On Sun, 3/10/10, dan_coed <dan_coed@...> wrote:

        From: dan_coed <dan_coed@...>
        Subject: [WUL] Citation Details error
        To: WUL@...
        Date: Sunday, 3 October, 2010, 11:07







         









        I have been running Legacy Standard for several years on a Compaq Pentium computer running Windows XP SP2. The current version is 7.4.0.45. I have a database of around 10000 individuals. For Source Citations I have a Master Source list (eg "UK 1851 Census") and the Detail field will be the individual reference (eg "HO107-456 F12 P8").



        Recently, some Details have been disappearing, overwritten with an apparently random single letter or, occasionally, a detail being used to update another unrelated record. It is difficult to gauge the size of the problem as, as far as I know, I cannot view Detail lists.



        I have tried Check/Repair but the problem persists. Is the best solution to Export to a new Legacy file, or to install a fresh version of Legacy and use a Backup copy, or will these just transfer the same problem to the new database?



        Your advice would be appreciated.

























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      • dan_coed
        ... OK, thanks - I ll try them.
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 3, 2010
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          --- In WUL@..., Ronald Ferguson <ronfergy2000@...> wrote:
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          > This is probably not the best forum for this question to be answered, because the specialists here are web site developers.

          OK, thanks - I'll try them.
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