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Removal of Locations 2 weeks 3 days ago #21

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webtrees only uses UTF8.

The database contains UTF8 data.
The CSV file contains UTF8 data.

If your CSV file contains a different encoding, then I guess you opened/saved it with another application (e.g. Microsoft Excel??)
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Removal of Locations 2 weeks 3 days ago #22

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Thank You very much that you hijacked my threat. My request is lost in space...

My bad, I'm sorry. @fisharebest may clean out my posts in here if he wish.

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Removal of Locations 2 weeks 3 days ago #23

webtrees only uses UTF8.

The database contains UTF8 data.
The CSV file contains UTF8 data.

If your CSV file contains a different encoding, then I guess you opened/saved it with another application (e.g. Microsoft Excel??)


I most certainly did not edit the CSV-file in any way. Export -> Import, nothing else.
In any case it doesn't work with my file without the special UTF8-patch I did.
But this discussion should be moved to some other section, it's not a "request for new feature".

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Removal of Locations 2 weeks 3 days ago #24

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I do not know what you are doing. Let me try again with pictures.

1) Here is my data. It includes unused places (with a red "delete" icon). It includes UTF8 characters.



2) I export it to a CSV file

3) I import the CSV file, and I select the option "delete all data first"



4) I now have all my location data - but the unused places are gone.



I did so, but nothing changes, same situation as before.

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Removal of Locations 1 week 4 days ago #25

webtrees only uses UTF8.

The database contains UTF8 data.
The CSV file contains UTF8 data.

If your CSV file contains a different encoding, then I guess you opened/saved it with another application (e.g. Microsoft Excel??)


I most certainly did not edit the CSV-file in any way. Export -> Import, nothing else.
In any case it doesn't work with my file without the special UTF8-patch I did.
But this discussion should be moved to some other section, it's not a "request for new feature".


I believe you may have experienced the same issue as I did here

www.webtrees.net/index.php/en/forum/help...ferred-into-webtrees

I did file that as an issue, and I believe, that it has been taken care of in the next update.

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Removal of Locations 1 week 4 days ago #26

I have such unused locations, too. Because of merging several trees together, there are hundreds of them. I'm missing a function to delete them all with one click instead of deleting them one by one.


I second the wish for a "Delete alle unlinked locations" button. I still mainly update my GEDCOM file offline and re-upload it. When I have changed the places hierarchy or just corrected a spelling error in a high-level location, I am stuck with tons of unused locations.

Actually, an ability to merge locations and have alternate names for same location, would be a huge improvement, but probably not an easy task to do.

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Removal of Locations 1 week 3 days ago #27


I believe you may have experienced the same issue as I did here

www.webtrees.net/index.php/en/forum/help...ferred-into-webtrees

I did file that as an issue, and I believe, that it has been taken care of in the next update.

Thanks, I've not noticed the dot vs comma issue but what you wrote in post #7 is exactly where it is for me right now. I have to make the import in two steps, 1st with "delete yes", 2nd "delete no", then everything is ok.
It's odd enough having to make the export/import procedure, then importing twice to get also the map locations right, well....

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