897 Error in Migrating template parameters - Help needed

+2 votes
Need a little help with error code 897, for a migrating ancestor, ( migrated from the US to Ireland ) probably something simples but I can't see it to fix..

Parameters I used :

{{Migrating Ancestor

|origin= United States

|destination= Ireland

|origin-flag= {{US Flag}}

|destination-flag= UK_Flags-34.png


Thanks in advance
WikiTree profile: Patrick Flood
in WikiTree Help by Lesley Robertson G2G6 Mach 1 (14.5k points)
{{US Flag}} would be the error.  You need an actual image file.

Thanks Melanie,

I knew it would be something simple...  blush

Bookmarked for future reference...  yes

I use Category:Flag_Images all the time (and if the flag I want/need is not already on Wikitree, I create and upload my own (I should put them, and the crests I've created, on a separate space page)).

I've used single County Flags on profiles before with no problems, think I've only used the migrating format once before and it worked ok...  couldn't figure out why I got an error, as I was seeing a nice US  and Ireland flag  on the profile wink

1 Answer

+2 votes

The parameter checking anticipates for the Flag templates used as an image parameter. But I expect one parameter defining the flag like {{US Flag|Virginia}}. I corrected the algorithm to also allow {{US Flag}} without the parameter. You can leave the template as it was. Next week the suggestion should be gone.

by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (576k points)
Thanks Ales,

I'd already added an image file as Melanie had suggested above.

Thank you for looking into my question, appreciated, should I need to use template again your changes will probably make it easier for me and possibly others.

Images on wikitree can get deleted or replaced with another one. That is the reason to use the Flag templates, where such mishaps can be quickly corrected. That did already happen and I am sure it will happen again in the future.

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