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Clearing Entries
  • Use the "x" to clear your filter and picklist data entry values


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Working with Columns
  • Lists can usually be sorted (ascending/descending) by clicking on column headings
  • If you hover over the vertical lines with your mouse, you will notice that column widths can be adjusted as well


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Searching - Using the 'magnifying glass'
  • Clicking the 'magnifying glass' next to a field will usually open up a separate search window on top of the page to help the user select the value
  • In the case of 'Site', this new window will be populated with the sites already in use by your project and allow you to add more



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Accessing Help, Internal Links, and System Functions
  • Underlined text in blue takes the user to a particular area of the system or displays more extensive help information; mouse over will display a little more information
  • Underlined text in purple provides access to context sensitive help or executes the listed function. If the context sensitive help will be displayed a question mark (question) will appear on mouse over; otherwise, test explaining where you will be going will be displayed


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Hiding and unhiding sections
  • Section headings with either an up or down arrow next to them can be either hidden or displayed as needed




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Selecting/Adding Sites in a project

The process for adding sites to a project that have not been used within the project before may be a little confusing at first, so here are a few tips:

If a site has already been used within you project, you should be able to just start typing in any "Site" box in the user interface:

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If the site has never been used within your project, but is present in NWIS, click on the magnifier on the right end of the site entry box

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A site selection pop up will appear

  • Either enter the beginning of the site number or some portion of the name
  • click on search sites
  • highlight the site you want to add
  • click OK

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If a site has already been used within you project, you should be able to just start typing in any "Site" box in the user interface:

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Working with Lists (return to top)

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Paging through data tables and adjusting page size
  • Lists are usually "paged." Look for the page number and page size at the top of the list


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Opening Tables in Excel
  • Lists in BioData can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet



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Filtering Lists
  • When view lists, in most cases, there is a filter section preceding the list
  • It can be hidden or displayed by clicking the up or down arrow next to the text 'Filter list by:'
  • These sections also usually have a Clear all filters option



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