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Re: Excel to GEDCOM converter
Posted by: joel langton (ID *****5377) Date: July 11, 2012 at 10:06:19
In Reply to: Excel to GEDCOM converter by Charles Lundquist of 5912

hi, anyone have any luck with this? I am attempting the same thing and determined to make it work.

No reason why it cant be done so long as a standard format is conformed to, which is easy enough to do.

I tried SmartGenealogy but its a few years old and only works with Excel 2003. It also doenst tell you what the format is, but it can handle both import and export, so i was going to make a dummy database, export (see what the format was) then make my excel file conform to this format and then import into a database and then export as gedcom.

I can see that it would even be possible for Excel to do everything itself because a VBA programmer should be able to get it to create a textfile (gedcom) in a certain format based on the contents of the excel. But i am not a programmer and its been a long time since i did some basic VBA in excel.

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