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Topic: Reporting and Exporting Using the Taxonomic Hierarchy

Each dictionary list in Recorder 6 uses a different taxonomic structure, which depends on the thinking at the time the list was produced.  Prior to the introduction of the Organism table in Version 6.18 expansion of the taxonomic hierarchy was done using consolidated information from all  lists.  Results could never be trusted.  The introduction of the Orgnism table meant that a consistent taxonomic hierachy could be applied to all taxa irrespective of their dictionary list.  However, while some lists did contain intermediate taxonomic levels the Organsim table is only complete for Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order and  Family. This means that expanding down the hierarchy from other intermediate levels does not work (eg. sub-order). In addition to this some higher level taxa, while present in Recorder 6 are considered redundant (no longer considered valid) using these is not supported.         


Version 6.23 of R6 warns  if you try and expand on a level which is not supported and it is intended that version 6.25 will provide more information on which levels can be used for expanding. 

Ideally some of the intermediate levels are needed in the Organism table, and this is s begining to happen, with the new Lepidoptera list (Upgrade 0000038to3A) reflecting a number of intermediate taxonomic levels.

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants