normal Downloading all species from an area, not just those I've seen

2 years 7 months ago #1235 by Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas created the topic: Downloading all species from an area, not just those I've seen
Hi, I've put my World List on Bubo; what I would find exceedingly useful, but have been unable to find out how to do, is the following:

When I am visiting a country, I create a list for that country from my World List, but it includes every species that occurs in that country, whether or not I have seen it: I would immediately have a "hit list" of species I need to see when visiting.

The only way I can see to get around this is to tick every species on the world list, but (obviously) only those I have seen would have my notes about where / when I saw it. I could then filter the resulting country list that was created in Excel to look for blanks in the site / date column. Surely some easier way to do this?

Thanks
Richard
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2 years 7 months ago #1236 by Mike Prince
Mike Prince replied the topic: Re:Downloading all species from an area, not just those I've seen
Hi Richard

Does viewing your target list www.bubo.org/Listing/view-targets.html?list_id=20075 and then downloading that help?
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2 years 7 months ago #1237 by Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas replied the topic: Re:Downloading all species from an area, not just those I've seen
Not really Mike - because the downloaded list of targets is ordered by the descending list of others who've seen it: anyway to keep their taxonomic / species sequence order?
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2 years 7 months ago #1238 by Gregor Tims
Gregor Tims replied the topic: Re:Downloading all species from an area, not just those I've seen
What about if you click on targets and then rather than seen by other listers, click on seq. This should work!!
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2 years 7 months ago #1239 by Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas replied the topic: Re:Downloading all species from an area, not just those I've seen
Hi Greg - it works in the sense that I then get a taxonomic list of all the birds I haven't seen - but the Sequence numbers when downloaded start from 1 - hence there's no way of integrating the needs into the list of the birds I have seen in taxonomic order (only way to integrate in an order is alphabetically as far as I can tell).

If the sequence number stayed with each species record (obviously lumps and splits would cause headaches), then at least you'd have a way of keeping the taxonomic order when you combined your seen and need lists.

Cheers
Richard
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2 years 7 months ago #1240 by Mike Prince
Mike Prince replied the topic: Re:Downloading all species from an area, not just those I've seen
Hi Richard

I've made a change to the download so it will stay in taxonomic order - see if this works ok for you.
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2 years 7 months ago #1241 by Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas replied the topic: Re:Downloading all species from an area, not just those I've seen
Thanks Mike - I'll give it a go and report back. Cheers Richard
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