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Scientific Names in Review Window
Last Post 08/31/2019 3:21 PM by Jeff Jones. 3 Replies.
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Jim Hargrove
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08/10/2018 1:53 PM
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I am partly thru the task of converting my Mammal List from a spreadsheet to the new Mammals of the World 2018 Tax in BD. Sometimes I am not sure if I have the right species as the common names don't always match what I have in my old spreadsheet. I would like to have the scientific name shown in the Sightings Review Window. What would be ideal is to use the new "Common and SciName" field that is available in reports.

There seems to be no way to customize the sightings review window.

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Jeff Jones
Great Gray Owl
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08/10/2018 7:49 PM
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Hi Jim,

I am unsure which Window you are referring to exactly. Are you talking about the "Unrecognized Name on Import" window?

While both the Sci Name and the Common Name are in the file exported from BB. I only include the Common Name into the build of the BD Import file that is created from reading the BB export file. So, the sci name from BB is not available anymore by the time you see this window. But I do see your conundrum. Would be helpful to see what BB had for the sci name. Might also be helpful to run the conversion on the Sci Name instead of Common Name. Do you think so also? 

Maybe the window that starts the conversion should have an option. Common or Sci Name.

Can you please email me one of your BB mammal export files so that I can use it for a test?

Thanks,

Jeff

 

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Jim Hargrove
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08/30/2019 6:37 PM
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I am talking about the Sightings Entry Review panel that accompanies the Sightings Entry. I would like to see the Scientific name of the species I have entered, in addition to the Common Name. Birding internationally, I frequently have to check the Scientific name, especially with mammals.

There doesn't seem to be any way to modify the information displayed in the Sightings Entry Review panel.
Jeff Jones
Great Gray Owl
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08/31/2019 3:21 PM
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Hi Jim,

Gotcha, thanks.

Until I can get to this, my best advice is to enter your sightings in Keyboard Entry using Sci Name instead of Common Name. That would seem to be the easy workaround since that is what you are looking to match on anyway. Do I understand this correctly?

Jeff

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