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[Solved] Checklist Editor and checklist import show some bird names in code

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(@garyhodne)
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Hi Jeff,

I've noticed this issue for a long time, but only now realize that it's creating a problem. When I use checklist import to import a file from the copy buffer into a County location it always lists a few species (usually 5-6) names in code (see image below). I usually check these off so they are not imported, having no idea what they represented. Then when I printed the checklist I had just imported I noticed it was missing a few owls that were present on the source checklist I had copied for input. So I tried the import again of the same checklist and it found a few "new species" all of which were these coded names that I had removed from the import previously. This time I let them be imported and it turns out they were the missing owls and maybe other species as well.

So why does checklist import and checklist editor show these species in an unintelligible (at least to humans) code? Occasionally a species I want to remove from the import (like a domestic goose) shows up as code and I can't figure out which coded name to remove.

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(@garyhodne)
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BTW I have BD ver 6.1.28

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Jeff
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 Jeff
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Hi Gary,

Thanks for posting. I hadn't thought about this one. It has to do with the evolution of the this feature and how the "Analyze Checklist Import Data..." window is somewhat Taxonomy agnostic. Meaning, it doesn't know what common name to apply to the Thing.

I should fix this. I have ways now to determine this. It is on the short To Do list.

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Hi Gary,

Quick workaround to the problem you have.

When you encounter those cryptic Thing Descriptions in the grid, click on the "?" button to the left of that name. Up comes a window showing you what taxon that Thing refers to in your database.

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fyi

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(@garyhodne)
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks that will work fine.

Regards,

Gary

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