Editing Datasets

To edit an existing dataset

  1. Click My Profile.
  2. Click Occurrence Management.
  3. In the “Miscellaneous Tools” box, click “Dataset Management”.
  4. Click the name of the dataset that you wish to edit.

    In the General Management tab, you can:
    • edit the name, notes, and description of the dataset
    • make the dataset private or publicly available
    • delete the dataset (bottom of the page)

      In the User Access tab, you can:
    • provide other users access to view (read), add/delete occurrences (read/write), or fully manage (full access) the dataset

      In the Occurrence List tab, you can:
    • add occurrences to a dataset. Click the name of the dataset you created, navigate to the Occurrences tab and click the “occurrence search page” link. Or you can start from the general search page for the Symbiota portal.

To add occurrences to an existing dataset

  1. Conduct a search from the main search page of the Symbiota portal. This is usually accessed by clicking “Search” or “Search Collections” on the home page of the portal. For more information about searching in a Symbiota portal, visit this page. When you conduct the search, click the “List Display” button".
  2. From the List Display, click the button with the dataset icon. dataset button
  3. This will open the Dataset Management box. Select the dataset to which you would like to add the specimens from the “Dataset target” dropdown menu.
  4. From here, you can select the specimens you would like to include in your dataset from your query by checking the boxes outlined by dotted lines for each specimen.
    • To only add a few specimens from the page, check the boxes next to the desired specimens, then click the “Add Selected Records to Dataset” button.
    • To add all the specimens on the page, check the box next to “Select all records on page”, then click the “Add Selected Records to Dataset” button.
    • To add all specimens resulted from your query, click the “Add Complete Query to Dataset” button. dataset management box
Cite this page:

Katie Pearson. Editing Datasets. In: Symbiota Support Hub (2021). Symbiota Documentation. https://biokic.github.io/symbiota-docs/user/dataset/edit/. Created on 20 May 2022.