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Deleted externally?

by mossysal » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:09 pm

I am puzzled that the following record for Prunus cerasifera seems to have been deleted with the comment deleted externally on 2018-08-09. https://database.bsbi.org/record/2cd4p9h.7pkv66
It has also disappeared from my Mapmate.
I still have the original paper record and the plant is still visible in the hedgerow. Is there a way of finding out what has happened please? :o
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Re: Deleted externally?

by admin » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi Sarah,

'Deleted externally' means that the record was deleted in MapMate. This status gets set in the DDb if the originator of the record (in this case you) sends a sync file with a deleted marker set on the record.

Is it possible that the record got deleted accidentally?

The simplest way to re-instate the record would be to re-enter the details as a new record in MapMate. (in principle it would be possible to remove the deleted flag on the DDb record, but that would still leave the record missing in your MapMate).
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Re: Deleted externally?

by admin » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:38 pm

There's a batch of 86 other more recent (2018) records, all from SJ03D, that were deleted at the same time:

https://database.bsbi.org/search.php#re ... a054233c00

I wonder if those were removed intentionally, but the 2012 record also got selected by mistake at the same time.
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Re: Deleted externally?

by mossysal » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:38 pm

Yes, that's what happened. I'd had a whole batch to correct. So sorry for your trouble - now all OK, thank you.
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