Flower size
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Basic specification
Visible name Flower size
Typical usage The length of an individual flower, not the inflorescence as a whole, across it's widest dimension.
Visible display type Displayed using a special sliding measurement manipulator.
Data entry view Flower view

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

If the current customization is set to "U.S. Customary" each unit is 1/32".  If the current customization is set to "Metric" the units of these fields are millimeters.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column names for this item are FlowerSizeMin and FlowerSizeMax.
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 (1/32" or millimeters).

Alternatively these fields may be formatted using the single quote symbol which represents feet and the double quote symbol which represents inches or any fraction written using the denominators 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32.

Metric alternatives include any number followed by the abbreviation "mm" for millimeters, "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:
  2 1/2"
XML file Written out in integer format without the use of symbols or abbreviations

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:FlowerSizeMin>. Note that the complimentary tag for FlowerSizeMax is not used; simply including the tag FlowerSizeMin 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 "size" is inserted into the HTML document.
off No symbol is inserted.
text on * A measurement range written something like this:
  1/4" - 1/2"
  3/4" - 1 1/4"
  3" - 5"
  2mm - 4mm
  2cm - 4cm
off No text is written.


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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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