Crop spacing
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Basic specification
Visible name Crop spacing
Typical usage The typical distance between adjacent plants for optimal use of space without sacrificing sunshine and water needs.
Visible display type Displayed using a special sliding measurement manipulator.
Data entry view Cultivation view

Storage details
SQL name CropSpacingMin
Storage type Two integer fields representing the lowest and highest values of the range.

If the current customization is set to "U.S. Customary" the units of these fields are inches.  If the current customization is set to "Metric" the units of these fields are centimeters.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column names for this item are CropSpacingMin and CropSpacingMax.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing values for this item will be completely overwritten by the values specified in the input file.
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file Each of the two fields may be simple integers representing the number of units (inches or centimeters).  Alternatively these fields may be formatted using the single quote symbol which represents feet and the double quote symbol which represents inches or may be followed by the abbreviation "cm" for centimeters or "m" for meters.
XML file Each field must be in integer format without the use of symbols or abbreviations.
Export Delimited file Written out using a notation something like:
  1' 6"
XML file Written out in integer format without the use of symbols or abbreviations

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:CropSpacingMin>. Note that the complimentary tag for CropSpacingMax is not used; simply including the tag CropSpacingMin will suffice to display both portions of the range.  If the minimum and maximum are identical a single value is displayed rather than a range.

 The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
Attribute Possible values Notes
graphics on * An iconic symbol for "spacing" is inserted into the HTML document.
off No symbol is inserted.
text on * A measurement range written something like this:
  6" - 1'
  2' - 3'
  20cm - 40cm
  1.5m - 3m
off No text is written.


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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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