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[Solved] exporting locations


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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.

Bert Frenz

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Jeff
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Hi Bert,

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.

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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?

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Posted by: @frenz

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.

Your thoughts?

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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.

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Agreed. Fixing.

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Does that go for Description, Habitat and Comments. Update all of these on import?

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