How do I...? and other questions


Post here if you have any questions about using the site that are not covered in the 'how to' guide.

Error message submitting records at several places on one date

Submitted by Clavigesta on

I'm repeatedly getting an error message when I try the above and lose everything I have put in. The last one said "The data could not be saved. Validation errors occurred when this form was submitted ... The spatial reference must be supplied (related to attribute ) ...  (related to attribute )"

I'll have to get round it by submitting a separate list for each grid ref.



How do I synchronise my activity across the web browser and app versions of iRecord?

Submitted by doug@consultin… on

Hi folks. Currently both sets of my records look completely different. The records I upload on the web browser don't appear on the iPhone app, and vice versa. Is there a way to sync all my sightings across the two platforms please?

How do I filter out or hide sensitive records in an activity?

Submitted by Vale Landscape… on

I am working with Vale Landscape Heritage Trust (a charity) to create a list of records for each of their 18 sites. I have created an activity, which includes a polygon for each of the 18 sites (listed under 'My sites'). We are trying to use the map to see what records fall under the sites, but there are 3 or 4 sensitive records which cover the map with blue squares and prevent us from accessing the records underneath, of which have more precise locations.


Entering a list (of moth records)

Submitted by robyn_hennessey on

Hi there, first time inputting anything on here hopefully this is just a quick one someone can answer. I'm trying to input a list of data I recently got moth trapping using the 'enter a list of moth recording'...on the tab of 'what did you see' I can't seem to get the list of species to appear. Typing out a full species name myself doesn't work as it still wont allow me to add any photos.

Photo size

Submitted by JamesCk on

I am new to iRecord and I can't find any mention of how big your photos can be. Can someone tell me a) maximum kb/MB per photo and b) maximum number of pixels on the longest side?

I have a number of photos "ready" for adding - these are 300-400kb with a fixed longest side of max 1000 pixels. Would that be okay?

Thanks in advance.


Addressing/replying to cleaner notifications and comments

Submitted by conceptacassar… on

Hi all, 

I have had a couple of cleaner notifications for species outside known range - I'm reasonably confident of my ID and open to expert input but can't see a clear way to address the notification. 

I also had some very helpful feedback from a recorder on a species outside of my comfort zone and would like to send thanks but can't see how to do this either!

Thank you for your help!