longest name part
panzar at CLPGH.ORG
Fri Apr 26 17:15:26 CDT 1996
> From: Linda Stathoplos <stath at ARGOS.NODC.NOAA.GOV>
> I've been charged with setting the field length for
> each part of a taxonomic name for a relational database.
One way to save space is to put the higher order (above genus) information in a
relational file, not in the primary file. I assume your example, with its
-aceae ending, is a plant family. This, and other taxonomic info, would take
up 0 characters in the primary file, allowing a bit less scrimping on the genus
and species fields in the primary file.
Section of Birds panzar at clp2.clpgh.org
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh PA USA 15213
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