Your description is where I was hoping you were going. (Eagerly anticipating trying it!)
You might want to look at the Photo Tagging Gramplet too. What you will be doing with ‘fully qualified file paths & names’, he does with with ‘rectangles’ in a picture. (And for OSes that support the Face Detection, it creates a form with a list of multiple rows just you would with adding multiple match files.) Naturally, it has an image preview pane and a thumbnail that you do not need. But it has a table where Associations can be created from a selection dialog or drag’n’drop.
Maybe you could connect with @GaryGriffin and see if he is willing to make his gramplet look at a URI in an Association Citation Vol/Page to read in an external CSV text file. The same way as it currently gathers that data from attached Association Notes of “Association Note” type.
This sounds interesting. Couple questions. Does the imported file correspond to a single associated persons shared matches or a set of associated people. If a set, how to tie the name in the imported file to the gramps Person? If the associated person already has a Association Note, does this add to or replace or no-op? What do you do if you get data from two sources (as they will be slightly different)? Is this two Associations (this is what I currently do).
I tried to make the Notes in the Association be a cut-paste from FTDNA and/or GEDmatch. These are the only two sources I have used for match data. If you have another source, can you tell me how to get a sample. I have about 40 people with DNA Associations to me.
Conceptually, I dont think that importing in the DNA Segment gramplet is the best idea, as the data is not stored permanently. And I dont think that this gramplet should be editing the Notes in an Association.
the purpose is to import all the matches you got when you export your match list.
I create a person for each match
The next thing to do is to merge people with people that are already in the base.
Right now i only import match from myheritage and geneanet.
On these site each match has an unique key
Then i put this keys on each person as an attribbute.
all theses matches are releant to me. Then i have my key on my ptofile.
I store the data the same way it s stored on the dansegment addon.
I put a source in the association to discriminate the site here the match came from.
then to answer to your question if i have the same person on matches from different site there s two association.
The next time i import the matchs i check before if
there s person with the key
there s and association and the sources of the association.
If all exist i skip the match as it was alreeady seen.
Right now i don’t use gedmatch or ftdna because there s no matching key and it s reallt a problem.
They don’t permit to use their api. I guess it s because they want to force people to use the 3 party vendors.
One can manually copy the matchs but it s not the purpose of the addon.
I want to enter automatically data to write some code for instance to make triangulation , to create fillters based on triangulation and combinning with the search of MRCA.
I m really a poor developper.
right now my code is more dirty than quick
As soon as i hae polish the code and write some documentation i will share it on github to see if it could be useful to other people.