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DDb User Manual

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 12:13 pm
by AndyAmphlett

draft guidelines for using the BSBI Distribution Database (DDb) can be downloaded from -

PLEASE download the revised guidelines via the link in the message below, dated 1st March 2015.

This is a Word file (8MB, 41 pages). It aims to provide sufficient information and examples of queries to allow effective use to be made of the DDb. It is far from comprehensive, and does not aim to be. But familiarity with its contents will equip users with the skills to construct many other queries, and when stuck, to ask for help via the message board. The DDb continues to be developed, and inevitably this guidance document will become dated as aspects of the DDb are modified or new functionality added. Hopefully this document will be updated at intervals.

Andy Amphlett

Simplified permanent links to the User Manual are set up at

(these will be kept updated to redirect to the latest version)

Re: New BSBI DDb user guidance

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:06 pm
by AndyAmphlett

I have updated the User Guidance document - (Version date 1st March 2015). This includes more information on what you can use the DDb for without a login; updates the Maps section, to reflect recent changes; and adds a few additional queries.

The updated document can be downloaded from -

[edit:] please use the link in the first post of thread

Andy Amphlett

Re: DDb User Manual

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:14 pm

The Dropbox link to the user manual seems to be broken. Could you direct me to the manual.


Re: DDb User Manual

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:36 pm
by admin
Hi Paul,

Thanks, I've updated the links that used to go to dropbox.

The user manual can be downloaded from