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Re: DBSIG - Database for Special Interest Groups: Enhancements
« Reply #9 on: Friday 20 March 15 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Bob,

      I notice that the British Home Children database is "up". Is it open for business yet?  I thought I might try it out with my two if it is ready.
Glamorgan - Carpenter, Chamberlain, Ellis, Watkins, Rees, Bevan
Wiltshire - Carpenter, Chamberlain, Ellis, Merrett
Essex - Burdon, Taylor, Menzies
Canada - Burdon, Parkinson
Australia - Carpenter, Burdon

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Re: DBSIG - Database for Special Interest Groups: Enhancements
« Reply #10 on: Friday 20 March 15 20:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alan,

So I don't need to repeat myself, I'll answer your query here ....
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=716206.0  :)

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Bob
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Re: DBSIG - Database for Special Interest Groups: Enhancements
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 21 March 15 10:27 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Bob, duly noted. I look forward to a bit of study this afternoon. Maybe mine are already there (in the 20,000)!
Glamorgan - Carpenter, Chamberlain, Ellis, Watkins, Rees, Bevan
Wiltshire - Carpenter, Chamberlain, Ellis, Merrett
Essex - Burdon, Taylor, Menzies
Canada - Burdon, Parkinson
Australia - Carpenter, Burdon

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Re: DBSIG - Database for Special Interest Groups: Enhancements
« Reply #12 on: Friday 10 April 15 16:01 BST (UK) »
I have now added a paging mechanism to the DBSIG.

With the "arrival" of over 21000 records for the British Home Children some of the searches were throwing up anything between 0 and 9000 hits !!!

1) The A-Z selection on the QuickSearch:

1st menu:
Surnames starting with:   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
If there are 100 or less 'hits' on any letter, all rows will be shown immediately.
If there are more than 100 'hits' on any letter, then a second menu will be offered :

2nd. menu:
Surnames starting with:   A ğABEN ğACRE ğADDE ğALBO ğALEX ğALLE ğALVA ğANDE ğANSL ğARMO ğASHB ğASQU ğAUGH ğ AZZZ    
(and similar lines for each letter of the alphabet)
All occurences will now be shown.
If there are too many names (Rootschatters will be adding even more names !), then I may have to add a numerical paging link, too  - see 2) !)

2) for all other searches:

If there are 100 or less 'hits' on any item, all rows will be shown immediately.
If there are more than 100 'hits' on any item, then a second menu will be offered :
2nd. menu:
Page: [1] 2 3 4
Only 50 rows per page will be shown.

This still needs working on, as we can sometimes have several lines of page number links, if the search term is too general.

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Bob
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Re: DBSIG - Database for Special Interest Groups: Enhancements
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 26 April 15 18:05 BST (UK) »
I have now added a new formatting tag for the "Comments:" field.

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[rc]RootsChatter[/rc]    ( ) creates a link to this Rootschatters profile.
Handy for sources, ie when a RootsChatter has supplied you with some extra information.
e.g. "Source is [rc]Joe Soap[/rc]", "This information kindly provided by [rc]Joe Soap[/rc]"
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/dbsig/dbsig-help.php?dbsig_num=1&show=er#format_tags

Enjoy,
Bob
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Re: DBSIG - Database for Special Interest Groups: Enhancements
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 24 May 15 16:46 BST (UK) »
I have just updated the DBSIG. 

The main changes were simply to make the project more mobile friendly.
I'm not there yet, but it's getting better :)

I will carry on working on this, so don't be surprised if more layout changes happen now and again.

regards,
Bob
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