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[Solved] How/where do I import the BDMOBILE - TRACK file?

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I can import the sightings file with no problems, but when I try do use the import sightings to download the track I get the message: Default fields missing  SciOrCommonName  Location

Then I tried in the Locations import area, but that seemed to be just for a list of location names, not the track. Please let me know what I am doing incorrectly.

Using windows 7, android One UI version 6, Birder's Diary 6.1 bd 25 BDMobile 2.16

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Never mind ... I found the Trip Track Tab and used it successfully! 😊 

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Hi Ruth,

Thanks for posting.

There is a setting on the Mobile Finish Outing and Submit window.

Click on the "wrench" bottom on the bottom right of that window.

On this Submit Checklist Options window, be sure to select both "Miscellaneous" option checkboxes. "Create Trip on Import..." and "Attach Track Export File".

Click Ok and these settings will be saved as the default from here on out.

Now Send And Close your outing. If you are using the Cloud API option [Recommended] (home window in Mobile App; wrench button on lower right), then Sightings and Track will be auto-imported next time you start BD Desktop; and a Trip will be auto-created for this outing.

Else, if you are using email Submit option, then your email will now contain 2 attachments: Sightings file and Track file. Import the Sightings file as per usual. After you do that, a Trip will have been auto-created for you (per the setting in BD Mobile). 

Open the Trip Maintenance window in BD Desktop (F6 or Features | Trips). Select the new Trip and click the Edit button. Here you will find an Import Track Data button. Click that and select the Track file from your email (saved to disk first).

That is it! Now you will be able to create cool HTML trip reports (from the Sightings View & Edit window) that will show your track and where each species was seen.

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Again, if you are not using the Cloud API option, I highly recommend it. It makes the whole process of BD Mobile into BD Desktop much quicker and seamless. Let me know if you need help with that.

Take care.

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@jeff Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I did get on the cloud today as well and yes, the import is much smoother. Thanks again for your continued help!

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