Here we will go through the steps necessary to load the data from the New 23andMe that are downloaded via DNAGedcom. I highly recommend using DNAGedcom to download 23andMe data because they contain a profile id that makes each relative unique. This avoids loading data into two different people with the same name and duplication of data when someone changes their name on 23andMe.
Set up the Profile Record in GMP
First, click on the profiles tab and add or edit the profile for the person corresponding to the 23andMe data to be loaded.
On profile line numbered 3, TYPE the name from column 1 or 2 of the 23andMe FIA file downloaded from DNAGedcom. On profile line numbered 4, TYPE in corresponding Profile Id from column 8 or 9.
Click the Save Profile button. Be sure to close the .csv file as it cannot be loaded while open in another app.
Import the New Data Import Templates
First, download the new template files from Facebook. Then in Options, select Import Templates. Click on the Import Template button and select one of the downloaded files.
Next Click Save Template button.
Repeat for the second downloaded data import template.
Set Import Options
In Options -> App Settings, set the Import Criteria. This criteria is used to determine what data to load and what information to place in the log file during import. If you make changes, be sure to click the Save button.
Import 23andMe Files
To load GMP Relative Records: At the top of the GMP, select Import Data -> From DNAGedcom -> In GMP select Import Data -> From DNAGedcom -> 1: New 23andMe: Load RF file. Select the RF file downloaded with the DNAGedcom Client. Import progress will be shown at the bottom of the GMP page. When complete an Import Summary window will be displayed. Relatives without names will show up as blank name errors.
To load GMP Chromosome Browser data: In GMP select Import Data -> From DNAGedcom -> 2: New 23andMe: Load FIA file. Select the FIA file downloaded with the DNAGedcom Client. Import progress will be shown at the bottom of the GMP page. If you used the Gather All FIA button to download data then triangulation data will be included.
Note that numerous errors are reported. This corresponds to the import criteria set in Options, as a result of bad data or even the wrong import file being selected.
To see more detail, click on the Show Log File button. The corresponding error will be displayed in column 1 followed by the record causing the error.
Click on the Chromosomes Tab and the chromosome browser data will be displayed. New matches are highlighted in yellow. If no data is displayed, verify that the check boxes are set as follows.
- Did you TYPE rather than copy the 23andMe name and profile id into the GMP profile record?
- Do you have the filters on the Chromosome Browser page checked correctly?
- Did you verify that the Import Criteria in Options is set correctly?
- Did you examine the log file for clues?
- Did you use the correct Import Data template?
- Are you on the latest GMP release?