Database Tools

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Database Tools are simply a few commands which can help you check and clean up the database. To access the database tools, select the File page, then Tools.

  • Test integrity - This command will tell you if the basic structure of the data file is ok.
  • Rebuild indexes - This command will rebuild the internal indexes that RootsMagic uses when accessing data.
  • Clean phantom records - This command will clean up phantom records of various types, such as blank children in a family, families with no people in them, etc.
  • Compact - This command will remove deleted and unused records from the database. This can make the data file a little smaller.