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SIT: Can't add more names to SIT
« on: Sunday 10 August 08 01:53 BST (UK) »
Keep getting this message:

Database Error, Surname Interest: MCBAIN was not edited in the Database

It is 1:30 BST, so possibly the database servers are undergoing maintenance.

If not, what am I doing wrong?  I have only the 5 most recent of my surnames for UK & Scotland entered and had some time to update today.

Nick
McLellan - Inverness
Greer - Renfrewshire
Manson - Aberdeen & Orkney
Simpson - Hereford, Devon, etc.
Flett - Orkney
Chisholm - Scotland
Wishart - Orkney
Shand - Aberdeen
Pirie - Aberdeen

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Re: Can't add more names to SIT
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 August 08 02:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Nick, there has been the odd little problem with the SIT in the past - I think Berlin Bob is the man to talk to.  ;)

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Re: Can't add more names to SIT
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 August 08 08:16 BST (UK) »
Hi Nick,

I've just checked, there is no MCBAIN under your names. 

Were you trying to edit an existing record, or trying to add a record ??

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Re: Can't add more names to SIT
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 August 08 09:49 BST (UK) »
Hi - trying to add new ones.  Followed directions for adding several times, with different new names, and the message above kept appearing.  Will try again now.

Nick
McLellan - Inverness
Greer - Renfrewshire
Manson - Aberdeen & Orkney
Simpson - Hereford, Devon, etc.
Flett - Orkney
Chisholm - Scotland
Wishart - Orkney
Shand - Aberdeen
Pirie - Aberdeen

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Re: Can't add more names to SIT
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 August 08 10:00 BST (UK) »
OK, it is working now and I am following the exact same procedure I followed several hours ago.

By the way, the description for adding entries on the right of that screen "click on [Add a Surname Interest]" does not match the actual button that you click on the left that says "Save the new surname interest".

It is 2 am on the US West Coast where I reside, so I probably won't be playing too much longer.

Cheers,

Nick
McLellan - Inverness
Greer - Renfrewshire
Manson - Aberdeen & Orkney
Simpson - Hereford, Devon, etc.
Flett - Orkney
Chisholm - Scotland
Wishart - Orkney
Shand - Aberdeen
Pirie - Aberdeen

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Re: Can't add more names to SIT
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 August 08 10:11 BST (UK) »
haven't changed anything, so I'm glad it's working now  :)

Thanks for the feedback:
"Der Teufel liegt im Detail" / "The devil lives in the details"  ;D

Bob
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