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Reports listing photo'd lifers
Last Post 11/28/2018 6:45 PM by CowboyinBRLA. 2 Replies.
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CowboyinBRLA
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11/28/2018 12:19 AM

    Jeff,

    This may be way too complex to attempt (but then it may just be something I'm overlooking). Is there any way to run a report (either Checklist or Lifelist type) that signifies if any of the sightings on file have photos attached?

    In a nutshell: I've started gathering up a decade or two of photos and linking at least one per species back to the sighting. What I'd like to do is run a list of all the things I've seen - and either checklist or lifelist format would be fine - with something showing whether I do or don't have a photo on file - to prompt me to try to get at least a recognizable shot of as many of the others as possible.

    I can see, though, it would be kind of complex - A Lifelist pulls up the *first* sighting for a bird (for the specified geographical area), but that may not the the sighting that has the photo attached. I'm guessing such a feature would require two checks to the database - one to see if there's a sighting at all, and retrieving the first one; then if so, a second check to see if there's a sighting with a photo to appropriately mark the bird on the report (maybe with a camera symbol next to it, or something). And while a checklist report doesn't need the first sighting for the area, it presumably would also need two database checks - to see if a sighting exists, then (if so) to see if any sighting has a photo.

    This may well be one of the many things that only I would use - so don't sweat over it if it's not readily do-able.

    Kevin Morgan

    Jeff Jones
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    11/28/2018 8:29 AM

    Kevin,

    Yes - that feature was new in v5.0. You should use the Checklist report to get exactly what you want. 

     

    [From the NEW FEATURES section of the User Guide]

     

     

    Jeff

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    CowboyinBRLA
    Brown Thrasher
    Brown Thrasher
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    11/28/2018 6:45 PM
    Thanks Jeff! I will play with that and check it out but it looks like it should do exactly what I want. As always, you're the best!

    Kevin
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