Posted By:John Sigler
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Subject:Identify source paf in combined paf
Post Date:January 31, 2008 at 07:11:34
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/messages/4025.html
Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/

Using PAF 5.2.18.0, I have several paf files which I wish to combine into a master paf file to use the match merge feature to find matches. I need to be able to identify the source paf file for a particular record when I examine it. I thought the best way to do this would be to use a vacant field and load a different value to that field in each paf file before combining them. Is it possible to do this? The global search and replace only works for a few critical fields and advanced focus filter techniques still involve changing each record. Is there a utility which will enable me to convert the .paf file to a .dbf or .xls and back to a .paf? Any help is appreciated.