Grid mode for the CollectionEvents

To edit the data of the CollectionEvents in a data grid choose the Grid mode for the event from the menu. A window will open where every data set for a CollectionEvent from the query result list is restricted to one line. Please keep in mind you can only see a limited part of the data while in this view. For example only a part of the localisation will be displayed (see below).


Customize the window

To change the width of a column simply use your mouse to adapt the width to your preference. To hide or show parts of the window use the button for the setting of the visible columns, the button for the hierarchy tree and the button for the images in the upper right corner of the window. If the hierarchy tree is visible (, see below), you have access to the CollectionEventSeries which are linked to the CollectionEvents. Here you can edit the hierarchy via drag & drop. Please keep in mind that ramifications within the hierarchy can only be realized using EventSeries with CollectionEvents placed within and specimen placed within the CollectionEvents. To insert a new EventSeries use the button below the tree.

To change the width and sequence of the columns simply use your mouse to drag the columns to the position of your choice or adapt the width to your preference. These changes will be saved for this session as well as for the next time you use the grid mode. To return to the original sequence of the columns click on the [Reset sequence] button.


Customize visibility of fields

The selection of the visible fields can be adapted in the tree above the list. Change the selection of the columns and click on the [Set columns] button.



Sorting of the data

To sort the data in the grid simply click in the header of the column which you want to use as sorting column. The sorting sequence will be kept even if you change values in this column. This means if you change a value in the sorting column, the changed data set will be placed at the new position according to its new value. The sorting of a column will be indicated by an arrow for the direction of the sorting (up or down) and by a thicker right border of this column (see image below).  


Formatting the grid

To adapt the width of the columns or the height of the rows either drag the border with the mouse or double click the border to get the optimal size for one column. You may also click on the button for an optimal height of the rows or the button for an optimal width of the columns.



Handling the data

Find and replace

To use the find and replace functions you must either select a part of the field in this column or click on the button to select the entire column. You may then choose the function you wish to apply (remove, insert, append or replace). To replace a part of a text in the selected fields enter the text which should be replaced and enter the replacement in the corresponding fields. To start the replacement click the button. To insert a string to the beginning of all entries in the selected fields click the button. To append a string to all entries in the selected fields click the button. To remove all entries from the selected fields click the button.



Some columns can not be edited directly but are linked to external modules or services. These columns appear as buttons. Simply click on the button to call the service. If a value is linked to an entry in an external module, the background will change to yellow and you will not be able to change the text.


Together with the links (in the example above Link to DiversityAgents) you can select columns that provide the possibility to release the links to the modules (e.g. Remove link for collector in image above). These columns will appear as buttons . Simply click on the button related to a link to release the link to the corresponding module. After that you can edit the text field containing the linked value.

Some values are linked to a list of values. Use the drop-down list to change the value in one of these columns.


Saving the data

To save all changes click on the button. To undo the all changes since the last time the data sets were saved click on the button. To save the changes in the current data set use the button. To undo the changes in the current data set click the button. If you click the [OK] button, you will be asked whether you would like to save the changes before the window will be closed. If you click the [Cancel] button or close the window your changes will not be saved. To export the data shown in the grid as a text file with tabs as column separators click on the button.