Posted By:Kaye Hooley
Subject:Match/Merge PAF 5.0 Problem found
Post Date:February 04, 2001 at 13:00:44
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I discovered that Elliot Eugene married Pearl and so did Eugene Elliot. Elliot Eugene and Peal had three children. Eugene Elliot and Pearl did not have any children. After carefull evaulation I realized that this was one couple with three children. Match/Merge was in order. I merged Elliot Eugene and Eugene Elliot into Elliot Eugene or Eugene Elliot and then I merged the 2 Pearls. Great. Except they didn't have any children. No, I didn't make a backup first.

The children were still on the database, so I tried to bring them into the marriage. Could not be done. So I closed my database, rebooted my computer (I sometimes need to do that) and still, no children. This time I made a backup and went into Check/Repair and ran a check and found 4 errors - children were not properly linked. I ran Check/Repair again with "Repair" and fixed 2 of the problems. I ran it again and it did fix the other two the second time. I now have a new backup and I am back in business again.

Has anyone else had this problem? I have used Match/Merge on PAF 5.0 before and it worked like a charm. Kaye