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Adding a species due to a split
Last Post 09/01/2016 8:14 AM by Jeff Jones. 12 Replies.
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Henry Mauer
House Sparrow
House Sparrow
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01/28/2015 7:55 PM

    I added Ridgway Rail to my tax list "Birds - ABA- North America - 2011" and it shows up in the Taxonomy Viewer.  However, when I try to add a sighting of Ridgway Rail it is not recognized in "Sightings Entry - Keyboard."  I've tried closing and opening Birder's Diary after creating the new "Thing" but I'm still unable to make a sightings entry.  What do I need to do?

     

    Henry Mauer

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:7807


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    01/29/2015 7:39 AM

    Hi Henry,

    You are probably filtering on Location in the Sightings Entry Setup window. After you create the new Thing (or perhaps you used the existing Thing - best call - Clapper Rail obsoletus) you will need to use the Checklist Editor to add it to known locations; in this case California.

    There is a video on how to do this here:
    http://www.birdersdiary.com/Documen...cation.htm

    Then Keyboard Entry will know that the Thing you created is now associated with location California and it will be available for entry when you filter on location CA.

    Let me know if I can assist further,

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    Henry Mauer
    House Sparrow
    House Sparrow
    Posts:2


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    01/29/2015 12:55 PM
    Thanks, all set.
    Parula
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:64


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    08/30/2016 5:11 PM

    I added Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay to the Clements 2015 tax list as the screen shot attached shows, by elevating the previous ss; but BD won't allow it to edit, see the error message.

    Also, while the ABA count was updated after I changed the species name for my sightings in the new species' resident states, which implies the new species is actually in the tax as shown in the shot, I am not sure the WORLD count updated but I am not totally sure on that.  Does anyone know if that is possible if the elevated new species is in the tax?   BD has closed and reopened several times as I tested the error message.

    thks!

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    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:7807


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    08/30/2016 5:49 PM

    Hi Bob,

    The correct way to do this is to Edit the subspecies A. c. woodhouseii in the Taxonomy Viewer (F8). First search for and select this subspecies in the list. Then click the Pencil button.

     

      This brings up the Taxonomy Editor pre-filled.

    Clear the subspecies field and enter "woodhouseii" into the species field.

    Then click the Update button.

      

    If you want to change the position, just drag and drop it on another species. It will be placed after that species you drop it on.

    As for ...
    Also, while the ABA count was updated after I changed the species name for my sightings in the new species' resident states, which implies the new species is actually in the tax as shown in the shot, I am not sure the WORLD count updated but I am not totally sure on that.  Does anyone know if that is possible if the elevated new species is in the tax?   BD has closed and reopened several times as I tested the error message.

    I am just not sure what you are asking and what is happening with what you did.

    You should try to undo what you did and follow my instructions above. But if you get into trouble, let me know, and I can get onto your computer over the internet and fix it for you.

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    Parula
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:64


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    08/30/2016 6:16 PM

    Jeff, that's about what I did but forgot to clear the ss field I guess, and now it won't let me do that as far as I can tell?

    I went to the tax list and tried to just delete the ss and i seem to have deleted the Clements tax I think even though only the ss was highlighted; more help pls. when you have time.

    thks

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:7807


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    08/31/2016 8:06 AM

    Hi Bob,

    I am available this morning. Please let me know if you have time this morning.

    Please send email to jeff@birdersdiary.com and let me know when you are available and I will send instructions.

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:7807


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    08/31/2016 10:17 AM

    BTW Bob and everyone else. I have a video on You Tube that walks you through this process.

    Please see this video.

     

    fyi

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    Parula
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:64


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    08/31/2016 3:10 PM

    Thanks, I back up frequently including the db, can i just replace the db.mdb file with my backup db from 8/28?   Think I have done this b4 and it worked fine.  This should get my Clements tax back too, right?

     Bob

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:7807


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    08/31/2016 4:03 PM

    Yes Bob. That would be the best course of action. Sorry I didn't recommend that first. Another good reason to always do a backup before changes and after changes.

    Yes - you will get Clements etc back.

    Let me know if I can assist further,

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    Parula
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:64


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    08/31/2016 5:29 PM

    Jeff, the reinstall of the database.mdb corrected what i did.I'll follow your directions for the Woodhouse split!

    thks

    Parula
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:64


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    08/31/2016 5:50 PM

    Jeff , thks, that was easy; and as Jeff always recommends I keep backups of the database and use the easy backup routine when closing the BD program every time I enter sightings.

     I also choose a dated backup, i.e. 090116. . ...   every month too so I always have a dated backup available if I need to go back in time to check something.

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:7807


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    09/01/2016 8:14 AM

    Fantastic Bob! A great advocacy for always doing your backups. Can get you out of trouble real fast!

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
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