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[Solved] Preserving Family Names and Removing Extinct Species
Hi Jeff - prior to importing Clements 2022, can I just raise two issues which take up time to fix with every new tax list?
1. Preserving Family Names - there is supposed to be a provision to retain one's own set of family names, but I have never got this to work (or have forgotten how to). Takes an hour plus to edit the "standard" names back to my preferred names.
2. Removing Extinct Species - I look at my totals in relation to the maximum that is possible to see, so need a list without extinct species. Can do this with aid of the spreadsheet downloaded from the Cornell website, but takes a couple of hours.
Any comments on the above? Have a vague recollection of a recent reference to "extinct-free" lists but cannot track it down.
Thanks - Ian
Preserving Family Names
I think I created this feature for you several versions ago. It is still here and should work; unless I broke it.
View | Options, 'General - 1' TAB in v6.0.
Doing a quick sanity check on the code, it seems as though I have completely commented out any code to update Family Descriptions. Ever. It will take me a lot more time than I have this evening to double-check this, but I will tomorrow.
Before importing Clements 2022, be sure to do a backup of your database that you can restore in case this doesn't work. In that case, I will figure out something else for you.
Removing Extinct Species
Removing Extinct Species - I look at my totals in relation to the maximum that is possible to see, so need a list without extinct species. Can do this with aid of the spreadsheet downloaded from the Cornell website, but takes a couple of hours.
Not sure exactly what you are after here. Please give a concrete example. Thanks.
I am not sure why I stopped supporting the 'save family names' on upgrade. I will check into that and hopefully get a fix this week. So, if you restore from backup before you imported Clements 2022, you will have your old family names; Then I will have an update and you can upgrade to that and re-import Clements 2022.
Remove extinct species from Clements??? Let me think about this one also.
Ok Ian. Build 20 has the fix. Be sure you have set this option on the View | Options window, and upgrade to Build 20 (will get released today) before importing Clements 2022.
As for the Clements Extinct species thing. That is not an easy fix. On the ToDo list to come up with something, but it will take more time.
Closing this issue for now.
I assume Ian wants the BD Clements tax list without extinct species, because the BD Clements checklist is already without extinct species. That was the issue was on my post.
That is correct Ian and Al. I wasn't thinking of this either.
Does that fit your need for now Ian?