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.
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.
Overview of how to import specimen
Steps for importing specimen from XML files
Steps for importing specimen from delimited files
Importing Category records
Importing from other applications
Last reviewed March 25, 2004