Steps for importing specimen from XML files
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To begin the import process for Specimen, be sure your current view is one of the specimen views.  From the File menu select the Import command.


Use the �Select data file� window to choose the XML file containing specimen records to be imported. See the file Specimen.xml for a sample of a valid XML file.

For a complete list of tagged values that can be used in the XML file see the document type definition contained in CompleatBotanicaSchema.xml.

For validation rules used by the XML import parser see the documents referenced in the Alphabetical index to column specifications.


Press the Next button.


Select one of the four possibilities for dealing with records that are both in the XML file and in your database.

For the bottom three possibilities, you will also need to select how records in the database are compared with records in the XML file.



Press the Next button.


Press the Start button to import the records.


See also

   Overview of how to import specimen

   Steps for importing specimen from delimited files

   Importing Category records

   Importing Filters

   Importing Taxonomic records

   Importing from other applications

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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