Specify Collections Consortium
Specify 6 Update

Release Notes

Specify 6.7.04

22 February 2020

Specify 6.7.04 for macOS (Specify_macos.dmg) was updated on 26 Feb 2020 with Apple Notarization enabled, allowing it to install and run on macOS 10.15 Catalina computers. No other changes were made.

15 October 2019

General Note

This maintenance release addresses a small number of recent issues. It does not update the Specify database schema. The next schema update will be performed with Specify 6.8, which will be released in March 2020 along with concurrent updates to the Specify Web Portal and Specify 7.

Issues Resolved
  1. The Start Date Precision and End Date Precision fields have been removed from the Workbench configuration as their values are automatically assigned by business rules when dates are uploaded. (GitHub Issue #235)
  2. Removing a field belonging to Collection Object Properties or Preparation Properties tables from a newly-saved query no longer causes an error. (287)
  3. Extra spaces in latitude/longitude strings no longer cause those values to be marked as invalid when uploading through the Workbench. (288)
  4. Constructing a query using the Preparation Property table no longer erroneously displays hidden fields. (289)
  5. New agent fields in the Collection Object, Collection Object Attribute, and Collecting Trip tables can now be used in queries. (290)
  6. Reports based on queries that set the 'distinct' option and utilizing either tree or formatted data fields now work correctly. (297)
  7. If Catalog Number is set to auto-increment and set as "Is Required", Collection Object table Batch Editing now works as expected. (298)
  8. Specify 6 auto-update checking was broken in releases 6.7.02 and 6.7.03. Auto updates are fixed and working correctly in this release, but sites operating 6.7.03 or an earlier release will need to manually download 6.7.04 from the Specify web site for installation. Subsequent updates will be identified and downloadable if the installation is configured to use the auto-update feature. (316)
  9. An error that occurred when using bar codes in certain printed reports has been fixed (Emory Herbarium). (325)
  10. UMich reported a discrepancy between the results returned by Sp6 and Sp7 for a loan query that selected only the quantity and count of loaned items. That is now fixed. (326)
  11. Reports based on distinct queries no longer show duplicates, if the report contains levels from trees or aggregated fields. (337)
  12. Right clicking on a Storage Tree node to view 'Associated Collection Objects' now also finds and returns Collection Objects linked through the alternateStorage field that supports a second storage location for tracking temporary or historical placement of Collection Objects (Barcelona). (342)