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Topic: NBN data missing datas

I just wanted to flag up that a number of datasets we query via the web services are returning data without dates of 'Reporting Cat' information. For the most part the missing reportingcat field seems to be tied to non-standard names such as aggregates (which also lack a TLIK).

The missing date information is more of a problem and seems a little more difficult to explain. These are invalid records and i don't see why they are on the Gateway, when we upload any problems like this would be flagged and the records removed. There also seems to be no consistency to where they occur and are scatted through a number of the major datasets we access.

Is it possible the missing dates have been caused by the recent database issues? It appears to have started to occur around the same time.

LERC Officer
Merseyside BioBank - Local Environmental Records Centre for North Merseyside
www.MerseysideBioBank.org.uk