848 Error in template parameters on military template

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I'm not sure how to fix this suggestion/error.  

The help page for this suggestion only shows parameters for the FindAGrave, Estimated Date, United Kingdom, and Notables templates.

Any direction would be helpful,

Thanks,

Jill
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asked in WikiTree Help by Jill Claus G2G6 (8.1k points)

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Hi Jill,

You have {{War of 1812|5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia, Canada}} and I believe it needs to be {{War of 1812|branch = 5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia, Canada}}

I had the same problem with Korea War stickers and did this last week.  Don't remember when they run the bot looking for errors like this, daily or weekly, but they haven't shown back up in my Suggestions....yet.  ;)
answered by L J Russell G2G6 Mach 7 (78.9k points)
selected by Jill Claus
Thank you so much!  I was trying to find a help page for this and had no luck. (it's very difficult to find a specific help page sometimes)
Know how you feel Jill.  LOL

I keep seeing new Errors show up in the "Suggestion" page.  This wasn't an error a few weeks ago and now it is.  Wondering if the Data Doctors were too good and running out of the old errors and needed new ones.  Chuckle!
Hi Jill,

Please see this G2G thread: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/747180/how-to-correct-db-848-error-template-parameters?show=747180#q747180

LJ is partially right, but setting the sticker up this way only gives a category of "War of 1812." It doesn't provide the regiment category and contribute to the lists that Canadian War of 1812 members worked so hard on. I'm still waiting for a reply on how to solve this.
This is the sticker and does give you the proper category.

{{War of 1812
| country = Canada
| branch= Canadian Militia
| startdate = 6 Jul 1813
| units = Captain Samuel Hatt’s Co, 5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia
| enddate = 24 Jul 1813
| unit = 5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia, Canada}}

I just had to play with Canada sticker, too used to US stickers.

Tested and it works.  ;)
Oops, for got to add his rank.

{{War of 1812
| country = Canada
| branch= Canadian Militia
| startdate = 6 Jul 1813
| units = Captain Samuel Hatt’s Co, 5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia
| enddate = 24 Jul 1813
| unit = 5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia, Canada
| rank = Pvt.}}

Don't try to do these answers when you're talking to your sister on the phone!  Trust me!
That worked - thank you!
Excellent! Thanks so much.
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This is the page for the War of 1812

- https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:War_of_1812

I also found this page helpful, as a way to get to find pages related to wars, once you know what timeframe they are in

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Wars

I have both of these bookmarked for easier reference
answered by Linda Peterson G2G6 Mach 1 (10.7k points)
That wars link is incredibly useful!  I just book marked it as well.

Thank you so much

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