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Submit: Add View

The data entered on the Add View screen provides information about the view of the specimen to include imaging technique, preparation technique, specimen part, sex, form, developmental stage, view angle and highest taxon to which this view is applicable. A view and specimen must exist before an image is uploaded.

Path to Add View: header menu > Tools > Submit > View

Forms in Morphbbank's latest version (3.0) use javascript and default values to speed data-entry for the online user. Note in the Add View screen, the first 7 fields are default to Unspecified or Not specified. The user may leave those and only change the desired fields and add terms as necessary to each of the drop-downs. Once a user clicks Submit, they are easily able to add another very similar view if needed.

N.B. The person logged-in will be the name of the person that displays in the "Contributor" field above. If a Submitter is entering data on behalf of a Contributor, select the Contributor's name from the drop-down. Go to Users and their Privileges for more about Morphbank Group Roles & Contributor / Submitter status.
  • Unique Reference ID best practice is to combine an acronym prefix + an identifier.
  • The database table storing this identifier requires the values be unique. If the identifier string entered is already in this table, the user will have to figure out a different prefix.
  • For example, a user, Fred S Unstead, has a View with ID=123456 and puts his initials as the prefix for: FSU:123456
    • Florida State University (FSU) entered View IDs with prefix: FSU + an identifier (123456).
    • Fred S Unstead needs to change his prefix in some way, for example: FSU-V:123456 (where the V is for View).
  • The external unique reference ID can be used in future uploads and for updates of current records in Morphbank.

When the Add View form has been completed, Submit to complete the add view process. A message will confirm that you have successfully added a view. From this point the user can continue to add additional views or return to the Submit screen.

Note: When the Add View screen is activated from the Add Image upload screen no message will be seen. Instead, the new view will appear in the appropriate field on the Add Image upload form.

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