Database Cleanup

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Database Cleanup

Postby Doug Bailey » Tue May 19, 2020 5:22 pm

One of the peculiarities of the data which underlies steamlocomotive.info is that it was imported from James Hefner's Surviving World Steam CD with his permission. The database used by his CD was Microsoft Access and somehow, during the import, spaces were compressed out of existence in certain fields: RRFullName for one.

This looked odd and bothered me somewhat, but not enough to do anything about it. Until now. Since I have made a commitment to fix everything I can find wrong with the site, I've been correcting several hundred of these odd names a day. I figure I'll finish that part of the cleanup around September or so.
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