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From: "Julie Frame Falk" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 11:01:43 +1100
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I updated my results spreadsheet last night to upload to my sites at World Families

I struck the date problem you mentioned when entering the two copy values into the one cell. I wasn't sure what to do but found I could work around it by inserting two dashes e.g. DYS459 8--9. I don't think it looks too ugly and I can live with it, but I wondered if there was a better way without getting tangled up with formatting? I can only manage entering data into Excel...beyond that it's a mystery!

The other situation which needed an adjustment to my routine was colouring the mutations. The whole combination of values on the multi-copy markers gets coloured instead of just the copy that varied from the modal. I don't see a way around this, though.

Julie Frame Falk
Frame & Frain

From: Irish III DNA
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format

Ken wrote:-
Anyone know the reason for and advantages from combining 385a and 385b, etc. into single data box entries in the new FTDNA Projects
format? It does throw another obstacle in the way of transfering haplotypes into private excel databases.
At the time we were complaining that these markers (and DYS459, DYS464 etc) were converting to dates when imported into Excel, FTDNA
responded that they often had 6 or 8 markers at DYS464, for instance and so they were using this "new" method for storing
multi-value markers in their database and also displaying them this way too. Certainly makes it harder for data-mining. Advantage
clearly was at their end only.


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