Data Error 643: () in death location

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Date: 27 Jan 2017
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Warning - 643: () in death location

Parentheses ( ) are used within the death location name. Parentheses are not allowed in location fields.

Content of info column: part in parentheses.

Possible Causes

  • A member added additional information about the death place name within the parentheses.
  • Parentheses were added due to a Gedcom upload.

Action Steps

  • Remove the section within the parentheses to the biography with an explanation of the change.
    Make sure the remaining place name is in a correct name format.
    • Possible Example: Italia is the country of death. The English translation is added in parentheses (Italy). Move the English translation to the biography stating that Italia is also Italy in English.
  • If you are not sure what the purpose of the information in the parentheses is, move it under a Death Location heading stating it is additional information moved from the location field.
  • If the portion within the parentheses is part of the correct place name, simply remove the parentheses.

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Technical Stuff

Location is checked for defined text in parentheses. There can be additional text, but is stil reported as a warning. Text is searched like "*(*QC*Canada*)*" asterix representing any text. Comparison is case insensitive.

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