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Dictionary Update Details

0000004L, 0000004M,0000004N,0000004O - these updates run very quickly and are part of the transition from the old update process to the new one. Run each one separately. They only take a second. It is not necessary to build the indexes until after you run 0000004P (see below). Normally an update will consist of just one file.

0000004P (87,170 kb  ) - A full update based on the UKSI from the NHM dated  12 August 2019. If XML Report Dic2  is run after this update  it should report - Taxon List  = 244, Taxon* => 311,642, Taxon Version 317,717, Taxon List Item = 608,158, Organism 119,110.  The upgrade contains 168,464 records and should take between 30 and 45 minutes to run - excluding the index rebuilds.

0000004Q (2,279 kb  ) - A full update based on the UKSI from the NHM dated  9 October2019. If XML Report Dic2  is run after this update  it should report - Taxon List  = 244, Taxon* => 311,680, Taxon Version 317,754, Taxon List Item = 608,953, Organism 119,136.  The upgrade contains 7104 records and should take between 10 and 15 minutes to run - excluding the index rebuilds.

0000004R (9.8 MB  zipped ) - A full update based on the UKSI from the NHM dated  29 March 2020. If XML Report Dic2  is run after this update  it should report - Taxon List  = 245, Taxon* => 313,716, Taxon Version 319,791, Taxon List Item = 730,202, Organism 119,216.  The upgrade is very large and may take up to an hour to run - excluding the index rebuilds. It includes a new List ‘A Master List’ which is in effect a National Species List. It is based on the Organism table and will replace ORGANISM VIEW  generated by Recorder 6. However, both will be available until the next version of R6 is released. It is suggested that ‘A Master list’ is used instead of ORGANISM VIEW, but both will work.  This update is the first to reflect major changes being made to the Dictionary by the NHM. Future updates will include the removal of the List of Additional Names and some other badly constructed and maintained lists.

0000004S (921KB zipped ) - A full update based on the UKSI from the NHM dated  5 September 2020. If XML Report Dic2  is run after this update  it should report - Taxon List  = 245, Taxon* => 317,036, Taxon Version 323,111, Taxon List Item = 734,740, Organism 121,194.  The upgrade should take about ½ an hour to run - excluding the index rebuilds. For the moment the dictionary will include both the  ‘ORGANISM VIEW’ generated by R6 and also the UKSI Master List. These are essentially the same but it is suggested that ‘A Master list’ is used instead of ORGANISM VIEW.

0000004T(206KB zipped ) - An update to take account of some changes in the structure of the UKSI. This update will have minimal effect on the Recorder 6 dictionary and the dictionary will still reflect the UKSI at  5 September2020. There is no urgency in running the update and it may run immediately prior to 0000004U.   If XML Report Dic2  is run after this update  it should report - Taxon List  = 243, Taxon* => 317,036, Taxon Version 323,111, Taxon List Item = 734,740, Organism 121,194.  The upgrade should take about ½ an hour to run - excluding the index rebuilds.


0000004U(1,374KB zipped ) - An update to bring the R6 Dictionary in line with the UKSI as at  18October2020.    If XML Report Dic2  is run after this update  it should report - Taxon List  = 243, Taxon* => 317,094, Taxon Version 323,169, Taxon List Item = 734,801, Organism 121,204.  The upgrade should take about ½ an hour to run - excluding the index rebuilds.  This update makes extensive changes to the sort order in the Organism table to bring R6 in line with the UKSI.


(* Note := Taxon may be greater on some systems, but should not be less).