Finding data within your collection
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Even with good filtering and sorting capabilities, it's hard to find something when you can only remember a name, a phrase, or part of a word.

The Compleat Botanica has a Find command which allows you to scan your specimen records for a word or a part of a word.  This find command looks at each column of data in your database and locates the next record matching your keyword.  Using the Find command on the sample database with the word "California" for example, finds the common names "California allspice", California poppy", and the nursery "California Flora Nursery".

A similar Find command allows you to scan the botanical name checklist for entries starting with an alphabetic string.  For example, the search for "californica" will consecutively return species, subspecies, and varieties of that name.

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See these Pathfinder documents for more about this:

  Finding specimen records

  Finding taxonomic entries

For an index to other topics see

   Getting started

 

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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