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Release Notes
Specify 6.2
20 May 2010
Specify Software Project

Bugs fixed:

  1. Preparation Type on Collection Object forms can now switch from form to grid view  2010-05-11 07:49:34 -0500  (Bugzilla 6276).
  2. Yellow warning shield icon no longer displays next to grid mode in Agent form  2010-05-10 15:08:49 -0500  (6316).
  3. Information Request will no longer try to 'send email on save' to an agent without an email address  2010-05-10 14:23:10 -0500  (6370).
  4. System pick lists fields were not exported and imported for use in Schema Localizer, now they are  2010-05-11 07:51:09 -0500  (6410).
  5. Exception no longer appears when ColletionObject (CO) RecordSet is dragged to a Georeference plug-in  2010-05-11 07:34:16 -0500  (6617).
  6. Exception no longer occurs when CollectionObject is added or deleted in grid mode under Project subform  2010-05-10 13:43:20 -0500  (6808).
  7. Canceling the return of a Preparation now re-enables the Return Loan button  2010-05-11 07:52:29 -0500  (7046).
  8. Can now save or delete a CO when auto number is turned on  2010-05-10 10:35:37 -0500  (7160).
  9. Information Request can now be dragged over RecordSet entries and work properly  2010-05-10 15:10:49 -0500  (7422).
  10. Naming a new collection the same as an existing collection now creates a new renamed collection  2010-05-05 10:19:00 -0500  (7466).
  11. BackupRestore application no longer remembers the wrong username on startup  2010-05-10 10:23:40 -0500  (7499).
  12. Canceling the IT credentials dialog for a downloaded database schema (version) update upon login no longer causes Specify to quit  2010-05-10 13:29:17 -0500  (7644).
  13. Resource Import/Export, with perms enabled, is inaccessible for some Full Access User  2010-05-06 08:53:38 -0500  (7679).
  14. Switching to a user that has performed a WorkBench DataSet upload no longer causes Specify to freeze  2010-04-26 02:44:51 -0500  (7784, 7927).
  15. Can now change the type of a report after initially saving it as a Report or Label  2010-05-13 12:38:10 -0500  (7850).
  16. WorkBench no longer spits an exception on clicking Google Earth button  2010-05-13 12:20:30 -0500  (7921).
  17. If the 'last selected node' preference setting points to a deleted node, the tree viewer no longer crashes on startup  2010-04-23 00:31:31 -0500  (7924).
  18. The taxon tree editor now checks HostTaxonID relationship to see if taxon nodes are deletable  2010-04-25 23:10:45 -0500  (7925).
  19. Can now open DataSet summary for Workbench  2010-04-27 06:27:03 -0500  (7930).
  20. If CatalogNumber doesn't have a formatter, an exception no longer occurs when it is selected in a query  2010-05-07 12:08:39 -0500  (7931).
  21. FixDBAfterLogin queries to check for duplicate GeoCoordinate and LocalityDetails no longer take a long time  2010-05-07 12:42:23 -0500  (7932).
  22. Tree data display screens are now disabled during tree updates that take place during WorkBench uploads  2010-05-12 09:58:21 -0500  (7937).
  23. WorkBench Mapper prevents Agent table data fields from mixing with other tables, Agent Import uploads work now like "Taxon Import Only" uploads  2010-05-11 14:40:40 -0500  (7938).
  24. Generating an invoice for Gifts no longer causes an exception  2010-05-13 12:14:46 -0500  (7941).
  25. If a report resource is imported as a label, it will stay as a label and not turned into a report type  2010-05-13 14:07:07 -0500  (7943).


These tables and fields have been added to the Specify WorkBench database schema, making data in them available for uploading into Specify. As requested by various users.

New Table: Agent
New fields:


Agent Type
Abbreviation
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Email
First Name
Initials
Interests
Job Title
Last Name
Middle Initials
Remarks
Title

New Agent Feature:

Agents of any type are now supported in the WorkBench for uploading. The Uploader no longer assumes agents are persons when checking for duplication against existing agents in a Specify database.  Last Name fields labeled  ' xxx Last Name' where xxx=Collector, Author, Sender, etc. can be used for Group, Organization and Other names.

Table: Accession
New fields:

PermitNumber 2 - 4.

Table: CollectionObject
New fields:           

ObjectCondition
Citation Title 1
Citation Remarks 1
Citation is Figured 1
Citation Title 2
Citation Remarks 2
Citation is Figured 2
YesNo3
YesNo4
YesNo5
YesNo6

Table: Determination
New fields:

SubspQualifier 1,2 and 3
VarQualifier 1,2 and 3

3 determinations allowed instead of just 2.

New Table: Field Notebook
New fields:

Description
EndDate
Storage
Name
StartDate
Owner First Name
Owner Last Name
Owner Middle Initials
Owner Title

New Table: FieldNotebookPage
New fields:

Description
PageNumber
ScanDate


New Table: FieldNotebookPageSet
New Fields:

Description
EndDate
Method
OrderNumber
StartDate

Table: GeoCoordDetail
New Fields:

GeoRefAccuracyUnits
GeoRefDetRef
GeoRefVerificationStatus
Max Uncertainty
Max Uncertainty Unit
NoGeoRefBecause
Original Coord System
Protocol
Source

New Table: GeologicTimePeriod
New Fields:

Era
Period
Epoch
Age

Note: when uploading GeologicTimePeriod data with CollectionObject data, at least one field from PaleoContext must be mapped, even though the PaleoContext columns don't need to be filled.

New Table: Journal   
New Fields:

Journal Name

New Table: Lithostrat   
New fields:

Super Group
Litho Group
Formation
Member
Bed

Note: when uploading Lithostrat data with CollectionObject data, at least one field from PaleoContext must be mapped, even though the PaleoContext columns don't need to be filled.

Table: Locality
New Fields:

Citation Title 2 - 4
Short Name
Original Elevation Unit
UtmDatum
UtmEasting
UtmNorthing
UtmFalseEasting
UtmFalseNorthing
UtmOrigLatitude
UtmOrigLongitude
UtmScale
UtmZone

New Table: OtherIdentifier
New Fields:

Other Identifier 1
Other Identifier Institution 1
Other Identifier 2
Other Identifier Institution 2
Other Identifier 3
Other Identifier Institution 3
Other Identifier 4
Other Identifier Institution 4

New Table: PaleoContext
New Fields:

BottomDistance
Direction
DistanceUnits
PositionState
Remarks
Text1
Text2
TopDistance