Grouping

This tutorial will tell you how to group a number of GenBases together and see the results in the Name Manager. 

This tutorial uses two GenBases already installed by the tutorial 'Using the GenBase Installer'. If you haven't already done so, install these two (2) GenBases by following the tutorial 'Using the GenBase Installer'.

We are now going to place these two GenBases in a group.

1. Choose System-Tables | Groups.

2. We will now add a Group. As this is a tutorial on grouping we will name the Group 'TutGroup'. Enter 'TutGroup' into the Add tabsheet.

3. Click Process.

4. We will give the Group an explanatory name. Go to the Amend Name tabsheet.

5. Key 'TutGroup' into the Group field. Key 'Testing Group for Tutorial' into the Name field.

6. Click Process.

7. At this stage we have done everything except define what GenBases are in the Group.

8. Go to the Database-Add tabsheet.

9. We will now add GenBase TutTest1 to the Group. Key 'TutGroup' into the Group field. Key 'TutTest1' into the Database field.

10. Click Process.

11. We will now add GenBase TutTest2 to the Group. Key 'TutTest2' into the Database field.

12. Click Process.

You have now added a group with two GenBases. The following graphic shows how a report on the group should look.

   

We will now see how the results look in the Name Manager.

1. Open GenBase TutTest1.

2. Start to select an individual via the Name Selection dialog. Then view the Name Manager.

The following graphic shows a section of the Name Manager. The two individuals are clearly visible.

   

This is a section of the Name Manager for TutTest2.

   

Lets see all the names from the group.

1. Choose menu item General | Name Manager.

2. Select our Group from the Group List. Before doing so select the Advisor. (This will enable us to see the progress of the operation amongst other things.)

The following graphic shows a section of the Name Manager.

   

There are a number of things to note. All 4 individuals are displayed. Two from each GenBase. John Test1 has the RecNum 1 as does Jack Test2. However each can be distinguished by the GenBase name. The Advisor messages indicate that it was the Group TestGroup that was opened. Also that TutTest1 and TutTest2 were successfully opened.

 

You have now successfully added a Group of GenBases and seen live results.

More explanation of Groups can be found in the User Guide.

(2005 Aug  4)

 

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