New Suggestion Request: Marriage in bio narrative, not in fields

+6 votes
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New Suggestion Request: Marriage in bio narrative, not in fields

Looking for text like '%marri[ea][dg]%' when database spouse fields are blank

example added to my profile, I had a couple others but lost track of them
WikiTree profile: Jonathan Crawford
in WikiTree Tech by Jonathan Crawford G2G6 Mach 8 (87.4k points)
How would this work if there is no profile for a spouse?  I often create a profile, list the marriage and any children in the biography, but don't have enough information to create the spouse's profile.  Such a one would fall under this suggested suggestion, but would remain in error as there is no way to add the marriage data to any data fields.
I think the same as 546 Wikidata-possible spouse; more sources might be needed, but it would be a note that data may be available to fill out the profile more completely.

2 Answers

+2 votes
I think the Database underlying The fields is unlikely to be altered. Why not just copy the marriage text into the Bio section? Lots of profiles have that though not in a standard Format.
by Chris Little G2G6 Mach 3 (35.4k points)
Its already in the bio. But none of the marriage fields are filled out
Apologies- I misunderstood the proposal - it is for a new Suggestion not a suggestion!
+4 votes
I believe the program that searches for the "wrong" information only looks at the fields in the database -- not in the biography.
by Walt Steesy G2G6 Mach 2 (21.2k points)
Yes, i know, that is why i am suggesting that one be created that looks at the bio
The automatic process only looks at the database as those fields are indexed. The bio is free-flowing text, none of which is indexed.

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