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Allow bulk update between taxonomies

For example, maybe you want to switch to recording with IOC instead of Clements, maybe you want to use the version of a wildlife taxonomy from the library rather than a custom item.

This is separate from replacing individual species which will be completed as part of the taxonomy update work, now started: http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/11372313-update-ioc-clements-world-lists-taxonomy-changes

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    AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Tony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A bulk update would have some advantages providing exact matches only are involved. Where the Latin name has changed between taxonomies or other variations occur it would be better if these could be done separately as now.

        HOWEVER - currently if making multiple changes you have to keep reopening the necessary dialogue boxes - can it be left open ready for another change only closing when user is done?
        If not, is there a hot key combination to allow faster input?

        ALSO - it would be easier for the user to be able to utilise the Enter or Return keys rather than have to navigate with the mouse to put the cursor on the replace and OK buttons for every item changed.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A great idea and will help greatly when updating taxonomies and dealing with splits and lumps. It would be useful if the location filters could be applied so for example sightings of one species in a particular country could be changed whilst leaving sightings in other locations unchanged

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