Specify 7.8.9 Release Announcement


Release Announcement

Compatible with Specify 6.8.01 or newer.

This release focuses on bug fixes.

7.8.9 (4 April 2023)


  • Drag and dropping items in a query has been added again (after being removed in 7.7) (#1282)
  • A bulk preparation count can now be specified when creating a new interaction record (#2549)
  • You can now link to a specific table in the data model or user preferences category (#2898)


  • Scroll bars now appear in all dialogs (#3228 - Reported by several institutions)
  • An issue preventing some users from creating a record set from scratch has been resolved (#3124Reported by The Ohio State University)
  • An issue preventing some user forms not displaying has been resolved (#3165)
  • The paginator is now right-aligned (#3101)
  • Blank fields in a table format are now trimmed instead of using a space character (#2333)
  • When querying on a record set, the context is now preserved when the query is saved (#2977)
  • When a query is deleted, the user is now sent back to the home page (#2580)
  • When a record set is deleted, links to an item in a record set now redirect to the original record (#2558)
  • Taxon tiles now resize when the browser window is resized (#2235)
  • Contrast issues for items in the WorkBench have been resolved (#3212)
  • Contrast and styling has been improved for checkboxes and radio buttons (#1658)
  • A redundant scroll bar in the schema config has been removed (#3167)


  • When creating a new record set, only the Name field is now visible (#2782)
  • More collections are now visible when selecting a collection upon login (#2588Requested by the University of Michigan)

The full changelog is available on GitHub.

For source code go to the GitHub Specify 7 repository.

For more information about Specify 7, or about this release, see Specify 7 | Specify Collections Consortium, or email support@specifysoftware.org.