Plant community
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Basic specification
 
Visible name Plant community
Typical usage One or more of the 29 plant communities defined by Munz, which indicates the native environment in which the species is naturally found growing.
Visible display type Displayed using a drop-down list with dual color codes.
Data entry view Climate view

Storage details
 
SQL name PlantCommunity
Storage type A text value up to 86 characters in length.
Internal
representation
Internally the codes are stored rather than the description of the item.  If a non-standard value is supplied, it's stored as is.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column name for this item is PlantCommunity.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing comma-separated values of this item will be merged with the values specified in the input file.
 
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file 1) A comma-separated list of Plant community codes, or

2) A range of Plant community codes, something like "4-8", "4-8,23-25" or

3) A free form description.

XML file A comma-separated list of Plant community codes or a free form description.
Export Delimited file A comma-separated list of Plant community codes or a free form description.
XML file A comma-separated list of Plant community codes or a free form description.

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:PlantCommunity>. The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
 
Attribute Possible values Notes
graphics on * For single coded values the color code is displayed.

For a range of coded values the first and last color codes are displayed.

off No color codes are shown.
code on

This is the default value when graphics is on.

Include the code with the color.
off

This is the default value when graphics is off.

Do not show the code with the color.
text on

This is the default value when graphics is off or for free form text.

The text description of the codes -- something like:
  Northern coastal scrub
  Community 04-08
off

This is the default value when graphics is on.

No text is written.

 

For similar pages in the "Specifications" series see:

   Alphabetical index to column specifications

 

For an index to other topics see

   Specimen

 

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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