Distribution range
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Basic specification
Visible name Distribution range
Typical usage The places where this plant is commonly found in the wild today.
Visible display type Displayed in a short list with a special pop-up window for showing the full list of possible codes.

Using the customize settings area you can easily switch the list of localities shown here.  You can also enter your own customized list.

Country Localities
World contemporary political countries
Australia states and territories
Canada provinces and territories
Great Britain cities, towns, counties
New Zealand provinces
United States of America states
South Africa provinces
(custom) as defined by you
Data entry view Biodiversity view

Storage details
SQL name DistributionRange
Storage type A text value up to 300 characters in length.
Internally the codes are stored rather than the name of the locality.  Non-standard localities are only supported through the import feature.

Import / export notes

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

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:DistributionRange>. 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 locality is placed in a separate row within the table.
off Output the list of localities 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 DistributionRange 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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