Topic: Recorder 6 Import Wizard
I was just looking at importing those 1,800+ bird records into R2K2, knowing I will have to edit each group to then enter the time, duration and weather info and realised there were a number of visits where there was more than one observer. So I remembered the Recorder 6 will help with this. Great it will save me having to edit these into those records! We have not migrated yet, it is still in the test phase.
But now I see it comes back to this issue of we have to put the sex/stage / abundance qualifier info into separate columns to import them. With Mike Weideli's SQL code I imported into the database I can produce reports now how we could in R2K2, but here I can not import the records. So, I have to split the data into different columns for the software to then put it all back into the same column (Data) under Measurement Qualifier.
Why has this been done, removing all options for the software to use its own power to work out and see what you have recorded (Male/Female/Larva etc), and get the user to have to tell it and spend a long time splitting up the data to do this? This is so backwards! Sure have the additional options, but keep the original, sensible option please?!
Recorder 6 has so much potential, but I can not see us moving to Recorder 6 at this stage because of these small issues which is going to use up more of my time.
Does anyone else have this prolem? How are you dealing with it please?