The Simple Access docs starts with a small example Python.
(Provides a simplified database access interface to the Gramps database.)
sa = SimpleAccess(database) print "Person : ", sa.name(person) print "Gender : ", sa.gender(person) print "Birth date : ", sa.birth_date(person) print "Birth place : ", sa.birth_place(person) print "Death date : ", sa.death_date(person) print "Death place : ", sa.death_place(person) print "Father : ", sa.name(sa.father(person)) print "Mother : ", sa.name(sa.mother(person)) print "Spouse : ", sa.name(sa.spouse(person)) print "Marriage Type : ", sa.marriage_type(person) print "Marriage Date : ", sa.marriage_date(person) print "Marriage Place: ", sa.marriage_place(person) for child in sa.children(person): print "Child : ", sa.name(child) # Print out burial and baptism events for event in sa.events( person , [ "Burial", "Baptism" ]): print "Event : ", sa.event_type(event), sa.event_date(event), print sa.event_place(event)
This is supposed to produce:
What is most simplistic way this example code can be made to run?
Person : Garner, Lewis Anderson Gender : male Birth date : 6/21/1855 Birth place : Great Falls, MT Death date : 6/28/1911 Death place : Twin Falls, ID Father : Garner, Robert W. Mother : Zielinski, Phoebe Emily Spouse : Martel, Luella Jacques Marriage Type : Married Marriage Date : 4/1/1875 Marriage Place: Paragould, AR Child : Garner, Eugene Stanley Child : Garner, Jesse V. Child : Garner, Raymond E. Child : Garner, Jennie S. Child : Garner, Walter E. Child : Garner, Daniel Webster Child : Garner, Bertha P. Child : Garner, Elizabeth Event : Burial 7/1/1911 Twin Falls, ID
Using the Python Shell gramplet? Maybe a QuickReport add-on?
Note that this was in an older piece of developer documentation. The example code is in Python2 and Gramps has since evolved to use Python3. So the code needs a minor tweak for the newer Print syntax. Also, it helps to insert a line that explicitly shows how that this code can rely upon the
database object from the
_simpleaccess module in the
from gramps.gen.simple._simpleaccess import SimpleAccess
It seems like showing that data for the Active Person is the best “instant gratification” example each addon.
A lesson stepping through with that output is better than a “Hello World” example and could be applied to several add-on types: gramplet, report (with plain text, simple document, simple table implementations), quick report, view mode, tool.