On Data Import at Powell Gardens and the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
"Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated it cannot be harvested."
- Guinean Proverb
In this Coffee Chat we hear from two speakers, Avery Mangiameli, Registrar, Horticulture/Development at Powell Gardens and Shanna Jones, Community Outreach Assistant for IrisBG and Plant Records Manager for the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, on how they use the Data Import Module in IrisBG. They demonstrate how once you understand the IrisBG language, you can import anything!
Thanks to all of you who joined us learn more about using Field Maps with IrisBG! Coffee Chat attendees had a range of experience levels and use display tags for different purposes.
The attendees were split almost in half with those who use the data import and those who have not used it before.
The presentation was followed by an Q&A (not shared in the recording).
The maps below show the locations of all the gardens and arboreta represented by everyone that registered for the Coffee Chat - home offices not taken into consideration.
On Data Import
Topics covered in the discussion
🌱 Tips for Data Import:
- Read the Reference Guide, press F1 while in IrisBG. You can also find the pdf on data import in our Knowledge Library tutorial alongside more tips and templates: Use Data Import.
- Taxa do not have to be present in your data currently to be imported
- Upload images into Taxon table to be used for your Garden Explorer with a rank between 1 and 9
- Upload images to Item table for documenting individual accessions and give the photos a rank above 9 to exclude them from the Garden Explorer
- Overwriting attributes by separating the new value and the old value with a "|" symbol.
- Item example of changing a collection name from Dogwood to Cornus: New value | Old value or Cornus | Dogwood [See TmpExpItemAttColl.xlsx]
- Accession example of changing the collection name from Iris Collection to Jesse Willis Iris Collection: Jesse Wills Iris Collection | Iris Collection [See UpdateAccAtrT_.xlsx]
- Field renaming tutorial coming soon!
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