Admin Places Date

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Construction Under Construction
(The text of this article describes Version 18, but the visualizations are from Version 15.
Robin Richmond 28 Sep 2019

Admin Places Date
Summary Adds a Creation Date to the Places table, and search features that use it in Admin>>Places>>Search
Mod Updated 28 Sep 2019
Download link
TNG 12.0
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Author(s) Robin Richmond
Homepage Robin Richmond's Genealogy Database
Mod Support My Mod Support form or TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer My Mod Support form
Latest Mod
Min TNG V 11.0 (probably earlier)
Max TNG V 12.2
Files modified
admin_places.php, installs admin_placesdate_dbsetup.php in TNGv11, and rrplacesdate_dbsetup.php in TNGv12
Related Mods

Purpose of the Mod

To allow administrators to review the most recently-created Places, this mod installs a setup program that adds a Creation Date field (called 'datecreated') field to the Places table, and modifies admin_places.php (the Admin >> Places >> Search program) to search for places created after a given date, and to display the creation date.

Before you can use the new 'datecreated' field, you must run the setup program, which is accessible through the expanded status cell in the Mod Manager mod list. The setup program creates the new database field, and populates all Places records with a date of "1 Jan 2000" so that they do not accidentally pick up a current date when they are edited. }}

Mod Conflicts

This mod is compatible with Admin Places Search, Admin Places Geocode, Places Subject to Deletion, TreeID-One Column, Google Maps - More Place Levels Mod and Google maps 15. It is not compatible with Tree ID Mod, but TreeID-One Column accomplishes the same purpose as Tree ID Mod. TreeID-One Column just uses one column instead of two to display the Tree ID and Tree Name, and avoids a couple of mod conflicts.

Related Mods

  • My Admin Places Search mod coordinates with this mod in that the field buttons defined for the new creation date search field are activated only after Admin Places Search is installed - along with Field Buttons.
  • This mod uses the Field Buttons mod to attach small 'field buttons' to several text fields, but it is not dependent on Field Buttons. Field buttons are configurable (and generally one-character) buttons that are attached to HTML form fields, and that reduce the typing or mouse movements needed to perform several common editing tasks. This mod is not compatible with Field Buttons mod versions earlier than version 3.

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  • A working TNG installation.
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager.
  • You should backup files listed in the panel on the right.


  1. Remove and delete previous version of this mod.
  2. Backup the files updated by this mod. They are listed in the panel at the upper right.
  3. Download the .zip file, Extract its .cfg file to the mods folder.
  4. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files.


  1. Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability
  2. Contact me through My Mod Support form.
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The Admin>>Places>>Search screen After Installation

The highlighted items are:

  • The new menu tab that runs the setup program,
  • The new "Places Created Since:" date field, and
  • The Creation Date column that is placed in the report only when there is a "Places Created Since" date.

Admin places date-after.jpg

Revision History

Mod Version TNG Version Date Note 12.0 -12.2+ 28 Sep 2019
  • Added an InnerModMenu to admin_places.php
  • Now modifies gedimport_misc.php to save the same date/time for all places created by a Gedcom Import.
  • Removed the dummy mod parameter that did nothing more than provide a link to the database setup utility.
  • Changed the database setup program to have tabs for the Mod Manager and the Admin Places Search to make it cleaner for it to be linked from and linked to both programs.
  • Added a link to the database setup utility in a .cfg file note tag. 12.0+ 4 May 2018 No functional changes; made compatible with TNGv12, and changed the filename of the database setup program. 11.0 - 11.1.2 10 Jan 2018 No real functional changes. Removed an Admin>>Places tab for running the database setup program, since the it is only meant to be run once. The database setup program is now accessible through the mod description and the mod options in Mod Manager. 11.0 - 11.1.2+ 7 Jan 2018 New Mod

Sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your site to the table below.

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
Robin Richmond's Genealogy Database Robin Richmond Mod developer 12.0 English
Our Family History Paul Barrett Public/Private site 11.1.2 EN