Hi there,

My species list contains roughly 9.000 taxa, most of which have several synonyms.

In the case an individual is attributed to a taxon name which happens to be a refused taxon name, I was wondering if it is possible for OpenForis to propose the accepted name directly in the field. And if so, how would I design my species list to do so?

As the relationship between code and taxon needs to be 1:1, I cannot integrate several names with the same code. Should I better put the accepted name in a new column ("accepted_name") and write an IF expression in the 'default value' field, like for instance Expression: species_list/@accepted_name Apply when: idm:not-blank(species_list/@accepted_name)

Could that work out ?

Thanks a lot in advance,


asked 01 May '22, 14:02

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Dear Jan,
You can add synonyms to the taxa in your species list.
Just define a column "synonyms" in the CSV or Excel file you use when you import the species list. If you have multiple synonyms for a taxon, separate them with a " / " character.
The user will be able to select the species name by the Vernacular Name field.
The selected taxon will be the one with the accepted name.
Many thanks,
Open Foris Team

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answered 06 May '22, 10:26

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