Approximate dates in gedcom imports

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AIUI, the gedcom standard supports "CAL" to indicate that a date was calculated.  I use this regularly.  However, on trying to import a gedcom, the imported data completely drops such dates.  Searching old G2G postings, I found indication that dates 'before', 'after' and 'between' may also not be properly interpreted on gedcom import.

Is this really true?  Since the calculated date is ignored, GedCompare is pretty much crippled in looking for matches.  

Rich expressions of dates are fundamental to genealogy.  Perhaps WikiTree doesn't like the format created by Gramps? Following is an excerpt from the gedcom file I uploaded:

0 @I2513@ INDI
1 NAME Susan /Van Egmond/
2 GIVN Susan
2 SPFX Van
2 SURN Egmond
1 SEX F
1 BIRT
2 DATE CAL 1845
2 PLAC Ontario
2 ADDR
3 CONT ON
3 CONT Canada
3 STAE ON
3 CTRY Canada
2 SOUR @S0036@
3 PAGE http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1861/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=2834472
1 CENS
2 TYPE 1861-Constant Vanegmond household
2 DATE 1861
2 PLAC Egmondville, Ontario
2 ADDR
3 CONT Egmondville
3 CONT ON
3 CONT Canada
3 CITY Egmondville
3 STAE ON
3 CTRY Canada
2 SOUR @S0036@
3 PAGE http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1861/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=2834472
1 FAMC @F0861@
1 CHAN
2 DATE 7 JUL 2018
3 TIME 11:48:55

Craig

in WikiTree Help by Craig Treleaven G2G Crew (660 points)
edited by Ellen Smith

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