View eAdventist Data in Grid

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View eAdventist Data in Grid


If you need to examine your eAdventist data to see if there are duplicates, for example, click the View eAdventist Data in Grid button on the eAdventist Reconciliation dialog. There are two grids - one displaying family information, and the other displaying family members and their associated information. Notice that each field has a small x next to it. This is just to differentiate fields of the same name in the actual CMD data file with the data from eAdventist.

You can edit data as needed on this dialog, and you can even delete names/families if you wish. But be forewarned: Deletions and changes you make here are only reflected in the eAdventist data you've imported into CMD. The actual eAdventist data on their web site remains unchanged. You will have to make any needed changes to eAdventist data manually by logging in and making the changes there.

If You Wish to Delete Names/Families

While this dialog was meant more to look up and verify family information imported from eAdventist, there may be occasional needs to delete a name or family from the imported data to make your work of reconciliation differences easier.

If you do decide to delete an entire family, first delete the individuals in the family, and only then delete the family. That means you always start with the names in the bottom grid (which shows individuals). When those have all been deleted, you can safely delete the family record in the upper grid.

If you do it the other way around, the individual names will appear to disappear, but they will still be in the actual imported eAdventist file because these grids work in strict relationship with each other. Only names associated with a particular family are displayed when a family name is highlighted in the upper grid. If you delete the family entry before deleting the individuals, there is no more family for those individuals to be associated with so they simply disappear from the screen. However, they are still in the actual imported individuals data file from eAdventist. This could cause some issues if you attempt to reconcile or copy eAdventist data into CMD.