Magnifier Icon Explanation

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Click the link below will bring a separate browser window with a list of the data tables available. Click whichever data table you would to use. Reading the short user guide to the right will help you know what to do next.

List of Available Web-interactive Databases

UCR Herbarium

A Botany Ph.D. student

Data Entry


Welcome to the User Guide for the Magnifier Icon Options

Important notes:

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Use only the buttons on the pages themselves to move between table and form modes and to do searches, sorts and other tasks. Avoid hitting your browser's back or forward buttons to return to previous views or to abort an operation. Doing so may cause a problems with the functioning of the database web server.

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Database User Guide (Magnifier Icon)

Welcome to the Magnifier Icon Explanations. Clicking the full graphic-icon tools panel image right below allows you to return to the general explanation of the user interface.

“Enter Find Mode” does essentially enter into Find Mode, allowing the user to define search criteria.

“Repeat Last Find” does essentially bring up the criteria for the last find/search done, allowing the user to repeat the find or modify the criteria before doing the search.

Entering Find Mode by any of the two above choice brings up a top task panel used in define find/search criteria.

Finds are done by one or more Requests using the fields in any accessible layout with fields. The find criteria (texts/numbers with or without special characters) are entered appropriate data fields. The find criteria entered within a single request define an “and” search. That is, the records to be found have to match all the criteria, not just some of them. Additional requests serve either as a part of an “or” search or as a way to omit matching records from the found set. For example, if you want to find specimens from both Nevada and California, you would first define a request for Nevada specimens by first placing the abbreviation for Nevada, NV, in the state field and then define a second request for the California specimens by placing the abbreviation for California, CA, in the state field in the second request. The second request can be used to find all specimens from the United States except those from California by placing US in the country field in the first request and then define the second request by placing the abbreviation for California, CA, in the state field and setting the request as an omit request through the Request subpanel.

Below are brief explanations of the icons above.

The Folder icon leads to the same menu as the corresponding folder in the standard top tools panel
The arrow allow the users to move through the defined requests once more than one request is defined.
Through the Request icon, a particular request can be designated as a “include” or an “omit” request. The user can also duplicate the current request so that the duplicate can be appropriately modified.
This Plus icon is used to create a new request.
Wild cards and other other special characters can be added to the find criterion in a particular field through the subpanel of this icon. They can also just be typed in once the user knows what each special character does. Special characters have to be “escaped” with a “\” if that character is to be part of the search.
“Perform” performs the find/search. The subpanel can be used to “constrain” the current found set of records or to “expand” it. “Cancel” cancels “Find Mode.”

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