Biotic community
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Basic specification
Visible name Biotic community
Typical usage One or more of the plant communities defined by Brown, Reichenbacher, and Franson which indicates the species' range of natural occurrence in the environment.
Visible display type Displayed in a short list with a special pop-up window for showing the full list of possible communities.
Data entry view Climate view

Storage details
SQL name BioticCommunity
Storage type A text value up to 50 characters in length.
Internally the codes are stored rather than the description of the item.  Non-standard values are not supported.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column name for this item is BioticCommunity.
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 Biotic community codes.
XML file ditto
Export Delimited file A semicolon-separated list of Biotic community codes.
XML file ditto

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:BioticCommunity>. The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
Attribute Possible values Notes
multilist on * Output the list of names using an HTML <table></table> tag pair.  Each community is placed in a separate row within the table.
off Output the list of communities separated by spaces.
graphics on * The color code is shown.
off The color code is not shown.
code on * Show the code with the color.
off Do not show the code with the color.
text on * The text value is shown.  Because the biotic community database field stores codes, the text value is in fact the same as the code.
off No text is written.


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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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