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[Solved] exporting locations
While exporting locations works fine as is, I really would like it also to include the Latitude and Longitude that I have entered for each location. As now implemented, when I export the locations to another database, I can no longer map sightings.
I did implement this back in v5.2.44.
However, I now see that a bug prevents the lat/lng from getting imported properly.
This is fixed in Build 19 of v5.3.
Thanks for reporting this.
With the fixed version, if I export from one database and import into another database that already has the location names but not the lat/long will it update those locations with lat/long?
if I export from one database and import into another database that already has the location names but not the lat/long will it update those locations with lat/long?
No, it does not. I find myself sitting here puzzling over whether that would be the correct thing to do. It could have unintended consequences.
I understand your need, I am just trying to figure out if that makes sense for the other 99.9% of BD users that do not have multiple databases.
If someone does not have multiple databases, why would they import locations from a file created by BD? If they are giving their export file to another user who wants the location data, why would that user not want the lat/lon as well? Also, importing the lat/lon only would effect the locations, not any sightings.
Does that go for Description, Habitat and Comments. Update all of these on import?