Data qualifiers disappear when LNAB is edited

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This is a bug report. I've been noticing that data qualifiers ("uncertain," "before," "no middle name," etc.) disappear when the profile's LNAB is changed. I was thinking that I was just imagining it, but I'm now sure it's real. The most recent profile where this happened is , where I had edited some of the data qualifiers (place, date, and middle name) immediately before I changed the LNAB.

Sometimes I've wished that data qualifiers could be blanked out. However, they shouldn't disappear when the LNAB is corrected.
asked in WikiTree Tech by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (921k points)
I noticed the same thing on a recent change. This needs to be corrected.
It seems like status buttons are re-set in a merge.  Since that is the case, which status buttons would survive the merge, Profile A or Profile B.  I doubt this should be changed.
I think I noticed it in a case where I changed the person's LNAB, so it wasn't a two-profile merge, but a merge from one ID to another one.
On two-profile merges, we can review the data qualifiers and choose the appropriate settings. On LNAB changes there is no such option -- it appears that all of the data qualifiers are reset to the blank state.
This has been fixed :)
Thanks Jamie!

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I've run into this bug a few times.

It happens when you change the lnab, but it shouldn't happen during a regular merge.

It's on the list of things to fix.
answered by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (201k points)
selected by Ellen Smith
Jamie, when it gets up to being done, I wonder if you would consider adding the option to blank the status choices?  It happens often enough that I want to do that - the result is that I tend to deliberately not mark a status when I anticipate that it might change because I don't want to be stuck with having to choose one of the other options in order to change it.

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