Importing Taxonomic records
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Importing taxonomic records is an advanced feature for those whose want to use a different family / order / class hierarchy system. The system employed by The Compleat Botanica is somewhat different from the recognized systems of Cronquist, Walters & Keil, or others. For more about this see All about family names.

To begin the import process for taxonomic records, be sure your current view is the Checklist View.

Before starting, select the record in the taxonomic hierarchy that will become the parent of the imported records.

After selecting the parent record, begin the import process by choosing the Import command from the File menu.


Use the �Select file� window to choose the XML file containing taxonomic records to be imported. See the file Taxonomic.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.


Press the Next button.


Press the Start button to import the records.


No checking is done for duplicate records; thus everything in the XML file is guaranteed to be imported. If you need to merge selected data into existing taxonomic records, you should first export the hierarchy, then make your changes to the XML file, and finally import the modified XML file.

See also

   Overview of how to import specimen

   Steps for importing specimen from XML files

   Steps for importing specimen from delimited files

   Importing Category records

   Importing Filters

   Importing from other applications

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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