Confluence Retirement

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is scheduled for retirement on January 27th, 2023. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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

Sorting Columns:
  • Lists can usually be sorted (ascending/descending) by clicking on column headings
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
Opening Tables in Excel:
  • Lists in BioData can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet

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  • 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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  • 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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