I concerned by the ordering (or lack of ordering) when multiple collectors are displayed in S7.
For botanical collections, the order (particularly the first named collector) has important assumptions. A collecting group with the collectors names in different orders is considered ‘different’ than the same group of people with their names in different orders.
I am reconciling duplicate records, and found this interesting example. In S6, the group order, and order that the collectors are displayed, match the order in which the user enters them. In both of these cases, S7 is displaying them in a way that mis-represents the information.
Collectors entered individually displayed:
Can someone explain the ‘logic’ that is controlling the displayed names? I experimented with entering things in different orders, but it wasn’t clear to me, particularly in the case of the group (where it is VERY unlikely that ‘et al.’ would have been entered in the middle).
This is particularly relevant in understanding how this information is compiled for data exports.
**Interestingly, when I change the display to ‘subform’ instead of grid in the record where they are entered individually, the appeared in the ‘correct’ order (which is great, but somehow bad that they are in different orders depending on the view). AND, when I did this in the group, they stayed in the same (wrong) order (regardless of form or grid view).