Helping out [8 September 2010]
Hi, Changes to names of place and coördinates are made 1 by 1 or is it possible to run a querie (?) f.i. when I make an excell sheet with names, translated names, coördinates
Plaatsnaam Woonplaats Alternatieve schrijfwijzen Gemeente Provincie Latitude Longitude
Aalsum Aalsum AALZUM Dongeradeel Friesland 53°20' N, 6°0' E--henk 09:45, 7 September 2010 (EDT)
Henk, there is no way that I know of to run a bot (robot) to accomplish this here on WeRelate. I know that Dallan has options to run programs to make batch changes from his end, but I don't know of a way to do this from a user's standpoint. So, right now I believe you would have to edit the pages one at a time.
Excel can be used to make lists perhaps (like this one where red-linked places are not yet in WR). Excel2Wiki is a handy converter that I've often used to translate excel tables to wiki tables. I know this doesn't answer your question... but it might spark some ideas. --Jennifer (JBS66) 11:52, 7 September 2010 (EDT)
hmmm, I see, I try to understand the way werelate works: a user can only change single data or ad new data in a restricted way and I really think that is the way it shoot be On the other site (dutch expression "aan de andere kant") in this case I'm trying to build a database with dutch places, translations, coördinates, etc.. Using several other databases (incl. .csv files)from the internet and combine them. with a growing way of making mistakes and at the end my excell sheet has to be converted in a .csv file. Okay I will continue thinking, making a database, working on the Knott family tree, etc. etc. (and search for a real job) By the way That Findagravewebsite is really great. I added my greatgrandfather's data and asked for photoos, within 4 days I received the them.--henk 03:55, 8 September 2010 (EDT)
There is a way to accomplish what you are thinking with the MediaWiki software. The Data Transfer extension will take a .csv file and import that into a wiki. However, WeRelate's MediaWiki version is older and doesn't have the extension installed for this. I guess a question to ask is - what is your intended end result? What is it you'd like to accomplish with your database?
Searching for a "real" job... isn't that fun... I know what that is like - and what a nice diversion WR can be! I'm glad that FindAGrave worked out well for you. I've never tried using it for photo requests - that was a quick response you got. --Jennifer (JBS66) 06:22, 8 September 2010 (EDT)
Searching for a real job was just a little cynical: I'm unemployed for 3 years now. I like this puzzling and searching very much, internet-genealogy is keeps me sharp but is still a hobby.
What I want with that database, well I hate just typing lots of data from 1 system to another and Surfing the web I find several people doing all the same, everywhere you can find pieces of information and I try to combine them.
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Friese adel [8 jan 2013]
Ik zou graag Friese adel (en andere belangrijke friese personen) willen toevoegen o.a. via Gedcom import, echter erg veel personen zijn van voor 1700. Is er een mogelijkheid om ondanks de restricties dit toch in Werelate te importeren zonder alles handmatig in te hoeven voegen?--Jsfaber 11:40, 29 December 2012 (EST)
Ik heb Simon Wierstra gevraagd of hij mee wil werken om zijn friese adel op Werelate te krijgen, echter hij wil het liever zelf in beheer houden. Ik ben aan het proberen hier en daar wat friese adel te verzamelen, echter jammer dat het dan handmatig in Werelate ingevoerd moet worden. Misschien dat hier in de toekomst iets aan gedaan kan worden? groet JSFaber--Jsfaber 06:16, 8 January 2013 (EST)