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Latest Pages

2017-02-11 Merge Duplicate Single Parent Couples added
2017-02-11 Births - Add from Christening or Baptism added
2017-02-05 Names - Delete Duplicate Alternate Names of Type 'Married' added.
2017-01-03 Group - Population statistic added. Lists group names and number of people in named groups.
2016-11-20 WebTags - convert to Notes et al edited for ease-of-use, speed and reusabaility
2016-09-05 COPY FamilySearchID to REFN fact added. One use is to reliably match duplicate people for merging.
2016-08-18 A Sample Query Created with Views added. Demonstrates a modular approach to building a complex query.
2016-08-16 Reports, Narrative, Jerry Bryan Trick rev. Ver 2 reduces the instances of excessive white space, a collateral effect of the trick.
2016-08-12 Reports - New Paragraph for General Note added. Improved format for narrative reports.
2016-08-02 Quick Start for Dummies added. Know nothing about SQLite? Start here...
2016-07-30 Color Code by Consanguinity Degree added.
2016-07-29 Shared Events - Sort Witnesses by Consanguinity plus Name added. Sorts sharers of event by consanguinity, then by name.
2016-07-29 Relationships rev. Now calculates consanguinity degree.
2016-05-08 Events - Move Description to Note added. Moves the entire contents of event descriptions of a selected fact type to the Note for that event.
2016-05-08 Query - All Names in Tree added. Lists all those in the hourglass of the defined person's tree.
2016-04-22 Source Templates - Merge Duplicates rev. to make insensitive to case and space character.
2016-04-05 Reports - Point Form Narratives Setup version 2.
2016-03-28 Maps - Geo-Pedigree, plotting your ancestors' birth places started but aborted in favour of RootsMapper.com
2016-03-28 FTM import - restore Event description from Place Details added. Move the content from each event's Place Detail to the event's Description field.
2016-02-12 Statistics added. A start; reports the male and female having the maximum children total with all spouses.
2016-02-07 Media - Bulk Rename and Relink added. Converts structured media filenames to another structure and relinks them.
2016-02-04 Language other than English added. Demonstrates current limitations, working in French.
2016-02-01 Reports - Point Form Narratives Setup added. Makes the Narrative format less verbose, easier to scan.
2016-01-29 Maps - markers proportional to number of events added
2016-01-21 Relationships fast Kinship List added
2016-01-17 Facts - Split Shared to Individual edited: added version without RIN displayed
2016-01-16 RIN MRIN - add Reference Number fact to all persons added
2016-01-10 Spouse Order - Global Sort by Marriage or First-Birth SortDate added
2016-01-08 Source Citation Sort added
2016-01-07 Roles - Sort Alphabetically added
2015-12-31 Nickname Manipulations added
2015-12-19 Citations Invisible - Reveal and Revert added (of interest to migrants from FTM)
2015-11-24 Recursive Queries - Ancestors and Descendants rev (gender filter for genetic lines)
2015-10-18 Children - Set Lineage to Birth added (so RootsMagic ancestor reports follow birth lines)
2015-03-30 TMG to RootsMagic Migration added (index and summary of useful pages for the TMG emigre)
2015-02-16 Marriages, Length of added (answers how long each marriage lasted)
2015-01-25 Living Flag - Set Globally added (can correctly set/clear living flag without Death fact in most cases)
2015-01-23 Children - Needing Manual Arranging added (lists families in which one or more children lack Birth or Christen facts)
2015-01-22 Children - Set Order by Birth SortDate added (batch sorting of children in birth order)
2015-01-21 Places - Conversion of Place Details to Places added (for when you need to export to other software)
2015-01-05 SQLite Managers for Mac OS added

Earlier queries

Welcome to SQLite Tools for RootsMagic!

This wiki style site is intended to enhance our use of RootsMagic 4 and above with queries and reports not provided from within the program. RootsMagic 4 through 7 use SQLite 3 as their database engine so the .rmgc database files each creates are readable using third party SQLite management and development tools.

We explore collaboratively the RootsMagic 4+ databases with some of these SQLite managers and develop SQL queries that attempt to answer questions that cannot be answered or are difficult to answer using the RM application. Become a Member with full privileges to create and edit pages, discuss them, upload files, and help make our wiki better! Be sure to confirm your email address when applying to join else you will not receive notice of approval or other messages from the wiki.

The site has features, such as file storage, essential to such development and not available from the RootsMagic Forums. All other RootsMagic topics should continue there.

RootsMagic SQL Queries

How to Query RootsMagic - Experiences of novice users and an example using SQLiteSpy to do a database integrity check.
RM SQLite Queries - Plunge right in, if you have an idea of what you are doing.
Problem Queries - Post your problem for discussion.
SQLite Managers - Choose from one of these tools to run your queries.
MS Access - Or connect to your database with Access and Excel for great looking reports.
Open Office - Use the same ODBC driver as described for MS Access to connect OpenOffice to a RM database. Not recommended!

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PoorSQL formatter

The PoorSQL formatter does a pretty good job of cleaning up scripts to make them more readable but is written for T-SQL so does not support SQLite SQL fully. It puts a space between double character operators such as <<, >>, ==; these can be readily searched and replaced in a text editor such as PSPad.

Thank you, 2016 Donors!

Wikispaces terminated free subscriptions for non-education wikis on Oct 15, 2014 and commenced charging US$50 p.a. for ongoing service. As of Nov 12, 2016, our fee jumped 100% to US$100 p.a. There was no apparent (to me, at least) free or cheaper alternative to which this wiki can be readily migrated. So, once again, I launched an appeal on 14 Sep 2016 for your financial support to keep it going for another 12 months. Within 12 hours, the target was exceeded and the campaign was terminated soon after. Full report at Future of SQLite Tools for RootsMagic wiki 2016-17