Life cycle
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Basic specification
Visible name Life cycle
Typical usage Describes in layman's terms how a plant progresses from germination to death, something like: annual, biennial or perennial.
Visible display type Displayed using a drop-down list with customized icons.
Data entry view Life cycle view

Storage details
SQL name LifeCycle
Storage type A text value up to 20 characters in length.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column name for this item is LifeCycle.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing value of this item will be completely overwritten by the value specified in the input file.
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file Any value is acceptable, even values that are not in the list of custom categories for this item.
XML file ditto
Export Delimited file Exported as it is stored in the database.
XML file ditto

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:LifeCycle>. The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
Attribute Possible values Notes
graphics on * The graphical symbol associated with this item is placed on the HTML page.
off No graphical symbol is shown.
text on * The text value of this item is written to the document.
off No text is written.


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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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