Is there a way to abort a GEDCOMpare report while it's being processed?

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Is there a way to abort a GEDCOMpare report while it's being created?

I'm very new with WikiTree and trying to learn how properly to upload an appropriately-sized GEDCOM, then use GEDCOMpare to identify matches or truly new profiles.

The process seems very slow (approximately 30 hours on 3 July 2020 for a 4-person GEDCOM) and I can see that I have erroneously uploaded a much larger GEDCOM (>2200 individuals) than I will be able to process.  If possible I would like to abort the GEDCOMpare preparation on this very large GEDCOM to reduce the load I've incorrectly put on the system.
in WikiTree Help by Sam Evetts G2G Rookie (230 points)

3 Answers

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Best answer
We've been having issues with the GEDCOM processing script lately. We are trying to figure out why it keeps stopping.

Normally, if you don't want to work on a GEDCOM you can just let it process and upload a new one that you do want to work from. I can't remember off-hand if the system will let you upload a new GEDCOM while another one is processing, though.
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (371k points)
selected by Ellen Smith
Thanks Jamie, seems like I'll need to be patient until problems with the script are sorted out.
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There is a way to cancel them Sam; I haven't done it myself but I know it can be done. If you look on the page where you started it, I believe there is a choice to end the procedure.
by Milton Davis G2G6 Mach 2 (26.0k points)
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Hi, Sam!  Welcome to Wikitree.  I'm not too familiar with GEDCOMs but I do know that they expire in 30 or 60 days.  You may want to divide you tree into a new, smaller GEDCOM and try again.

Many report that it is actually easier to simply create profiles directly as the compare process takes time and then each profile added will need to be cleaned because the data is transferred with a lot of garbage.  When you create them anew (or edit them if already here), you have a chance to ensure they are properly sourced.

Additionally, once you have completed maybe three or four generations, you are likely to find the profiles are already on Wikitree and you can just edit to add anything extra you have found.
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (265k points)
Thanks Kathy.  I'm learning that smaller is better with GEDCOMs.  I'd like to avoid re-entering data for very many people so I'm going to stick with GEDCOMpare, at least for now.  I would like to learn more about any undesired side effects ("garbage") of using a GEDCOM.

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