|Bulk Load Addin
||Can be used to import multiple map tiles in .GSF format into
Recorder's mapping system. After installation, a new option "Bulk
load maps" appears in the Maps menu. When you select this option, a
dialog appears. This has:
Once you have selected the map tiles to import, click the [OK]
button and the selected tiles will be copied to your Recorder 6\Map
files directory (if they are not already present) and registered in
Recorder 6's mapping system. The next time you open the specified
base map, the tiles should be available.
- a drop down box from which you can select the base map you want
the tiles added to.
- an edit box where you enter the name of the directory from
which the .GSF files will be imported. This has a browse button
which will open a Windows directory selection window allowing you
to choose a directory.
- a list box. Once you have selected a directory, a list of the
.GSF files it contains will be displayed. You can select multiple
files by Shift- or Ctrl-clicking on the filenames in the list.
- edit boxes where you specify the cut-in and cut-out scales to
be applied to ALL the selected map tiles.
|CIS Export Addin
||Used to export in a format that can be loaded into CIS. After
installation, a new option "CIS Export" appears in the "Export
type" list in the Export dialog box. Selecting this option exports
a ".dat" file which can be loaded by CIS version 6.
|DMAP Digitizer Addin
||This addin converts the output from the DMAP digitizer into a
format which can be imported into Recorder 6 as a boundary file.
The DMAP digitizer is a low cost application which can be used by
those without access to GIS systems to digitize boundaries.
|DMAP Extractor Addin
||Updated July 2015. This addin generates the
files required by DMAP from the Report Wizard output. This is
designed as a replacement for the DMAP extractor which does not
fully work. DMAP remains a useful application for producing
traditional dot maps, especially for those without access to GIS
systems. Full instructions, including example XML reports, are
included in the zipped file.
||Provides a method of generating a Rucksack from a list of
species in a text file. It also has facilities for managing
existing rucksacks. Full documentation is included in the zip
|Go To Grid Control
||Used to pan the map so that it is centred on a given grid
reference. When the addin is installed, a new edit box and button
appear in the bottom margin of the Map Window. Type a grid
reference in the edit box and press [Return], or click the button,
and the map will be redrawn so that it is centred at the grid
reference specified. The scale at which it is drawn is not
affected. You will be prompted to select the base map you want to
|Go To Key Addin
||Displays a given record in Recorder 6 by typing its
16-character identifier. After installation, a new option "GoTo
Key" appears in the Tools menu. When you select this option, a
dialog will open with an edit box into which a 16-character key can
be typed or pasted and a drop-down box indicating which window it
applies to. Options include:
Click the [OK] button to open the specified window and load the row
with the specified key. If the key you specified cannot be found in
the table you selected, an error message will be displayed.
- Survey event
- Taxon occurrence
- Biotope occurrence
- Taxon (taxon_list_item_key)
- Biotope (biotope_list_item_key)
- Admin area
Key 2 Addin
||Provides additional functionality to the standard Goto addin.
It can now find records based on the ‘external reference’ key (a
new field which can now be imported – see release notes). It also
uses a larger window which makes it easier to use on laptops. The
old addin should be uninstalled first.
|Last Key Update Addin
||Updates the LAST_KEY table in the database. After installation,
a new option "Update Last Key" appears in the Tools menu.
Recorder stores a counter in the LAST_KEY table which it uses to
generate NBN-Keys. A new key is generated by concatenating the
SiteID of this copy of Recorder with the value held in LAST_KEY for
the table in question and the value is incremented when the new row
If this ever gets out of sync (for example if information was
imported directly into a table in the database without using
Recorder) then the next time you try to make a new entry you may
get an error because a row with the key generated already exists in
the target table.
This addin fixes such problems. It checks each table in the
database and finds the maximum running value that has actually been
used and updates the LAST_KEY table entry if necessary.
|Manage Designation Sets
||Provides various methods for managing taxon designation
|Manage User Added Taxa
||Provides methods for managing user-added taxa. Features include
adding new taxa and adding sort orders and taxon groups to existing
user-added taxa. There are also various methods for transferring
data from existing taxa into new NHM system-supplied taxa following
a dictionary upgrade. Prior to dictionary version 0000001W,
the output may include some system-supplied taxa as
|Manage User Added
||Provides methods for managing user-added taxa. Features
include adding new taxa and adding sort orders and taxon groups to
existing user-added taxa. There are also various methods for
transferring data from existing taxa into new NHM system-supplied
taxa following a dictionary upgrade. This version is required for
Recorder v6.26 and above.
|NBN Exchange Addin
||The NBN Exchange Addin for Recorder 6 exports records in the
NBN Exchange Format allowing submission of datasets to the NBN
Gateway. The export creates two files - a tab-delimited text file
containing the records in the NBN Exchange Format and an XML file
containing some metadata information.
These are combined into a single .zip file for
submission to NBN. For more information please refer to 'Using the
NBN Exchange addin.doc' supplied with this download. This latest
version was updated on 18 December 2012 .
If you wish to submit data to the gateway team an
additional metadata information form is required. Please contact
the NBN Technical Liaison Officers (Tel: 01733 866858;
) for further
information and guidance.
|NBN Exchange Addin
This version performs the same functions as v6.17 above, but is
designed for installation on Recorder v6.22 and above. Do not
attempt to install it on earlier versions unless 6.17 has
previously been installed. Version 6.22 does not need to update the
R6 database during the install, which simplifies installation. It
also corrects a number of problems which made the installation and
running of the previous version problematic on some systems,
however it does not affect the output.
If you have v6.17 of the addin installed but are having problems
with it, then irrespective of the version of R6 you are running,
you can remove v6.17 and install this version. If you have version
6.17 installed and working correctly then there is no value in
installing this version.
|NBN Exchange Addin
This version implements the following
- Records failing validation can now be
- The addin should now be able to cope with a
larger number of records.
- Comments now exclude double quotes
- Bug fixed which prevented
export where the record had a user defined taxa
(preferred or not
The addin was updated on 22/07/2016.
Info Button Addin
||Adds a new button to the bottom of the observation window. When
clicked this provides additional information on the selected
||Displays a Phenology histogram for a taxon. After installation,
a new option "Phenology" appears in the Reports menu.
When you select this option, a window will open showing a blank
chart. You generate a histogram by dragging the name of a taxon
onto the chart from the Taxon dictionary browser or from a taxon
occurrence (from the observation window). A histogram will be
generated showing the number of records of that taxa falling in
each week of (any) year. Note that, if you drag the name of a taxon
group (e.g. a family), then the number of records of all the
genera, species, sub-species etc contained within that group will
be included. Various options to control the display are available
by right-clicking on the chart:
- You can select the length of the period for which records are
counted: the options are week, fortnight or month
- You can select the colour of the bars
- You can set constraints, for example, you may want to include
only records of adult females or exclude records of juvenile
- You can save the histogram in a variety of image formats or
save the underlying data to an Excel spreadsheet for further
|Recorder 3 Import
||Imports the .csv files created by the Bulk Move in R3v3.4.6
into Recorder 6. Once installed is accessed from Tools – Import
data. There are plans to update the guidance provided with this
|Show Unchecked Addin
||Displays records in the observation hierarchy that are flagged
as unchecked, invalid or are zero-abundance records. Once installed
is available via the Data Entry menu, go to Data Entry - Display
Unchecked records. You are then given the option to display one or
a combination of records that are unchecked, invalid or have zero
Extra Info Addin
||Adds a new button to the top of the Taxon Dictionary Browser.
When clicked this provides additional information on the selected