Data source
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Basic specification
Visible name Data source
Typical usage The data source item is a reference to where the data for this plant was originally obtained.  When more than one source is referenced, the individual sources are separated by semicolons.
Visible display type The data source is displayed using an unformatted text box.
Data entry view Identification view

Storage details
SQL name DataSource
Storage type A text value up to 100 characters in length.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column name for this item is DataSource.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing semicolon-separated values of this item will be merged with the values specified in the input file.
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file A semicolon-separated list of footnote like source codes.  The meaning of each abbreviated source code is up to you.
XML file ditto
Export Delimited file Exported as it's stored -- as a semicolon separated list of values.
XML file ditto

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:DataSource>. 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 name as it's stored.
off Replace this tag with nothing.


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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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