Collection date
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Basic specification
 
Visible name Collection date
Typical usage The date the plant material was obtained from the field.
Visible display type The Collection date is displayed using a simple text box.  The date is displayed using the format specified in the Customization settings area.  New dates can be specified using any recognized formatting style.
Data entry view Herbarium view

Storage details
 
SQL name CollectionDate
Storage type A database timestamp field.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column name for this item is CollectionDate.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing value of this item will be completely overwritten by the value specified in the input file.
 
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file A date in any format which follows these examples:

Dec 6, 03
Dec 6, 2003
12/06/03
12/06/2003
6-Dec-03
6-Dec-2003
12-06-03
12-06-2003
December 6, 03
December 6, 2003

XML file A date in the XML standard format that looks like:

2003-12-06T00:00:00Z

Export Delimited file Exported using the current date display format as specified in the Customization settings area.
XML file A date in the XML standard format that looks like:

2003-12-06T00:00:00Z

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:CollectionDate>. The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
 
Attribute Possible values Notes
text on * Show this date using the current date display format.
off Replace this tag with nothing.

 

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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