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One of the great features of today's personal computers is the ability to share data between different software applications.  A good set of import/export commands as well as copy and paste can make this happen with ease.

The Compleat Botanica can import data from spreadsheets and databases that use the ubiquitous comma delimited format or the very similar tab delimited format.  Data can be exported from The Compleat Botanica for use by word processors, browsers, Web servers, and other applications through the use of text files, HTML files, XML files, and delimited files.  All copy and paste commands use the XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard.

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See these Pathfinder documents for more about importing:

  Copying large quantities of data into your database: the Import command

  Overview of how to import specimen

  Steps for importing specimen from delimited files

See these Pathfinder documents for more about exporting:

  Getting data out of your database: the Export command

  Exporting Specimen records

See these Pathfinder documents for more about XML:

  XML viewers

  Steps for importing specimen from XML files

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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