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DB Table Name party
Table Party
Notes Party contributing to collection or interpretation of a plot; may be either an individual or an organization.
Field DB Field Name Req'd? Data Type Misc Flag List? Definition
ID PARTY_ID no serial PK no Database generated identifier assigned to each unique party.
Salutation salutation no varchar (20) n/a no Salutation preceding one's given name.
Given Name givenName no varchar (50) n/a no One's first name.
Middle Name middleName no varchar (50) n/a no One's middle name or initial, if any.
Surname surName no varchar (50) n/a no Name shared in common to identify the members of a family, as distinguished from each member's given name.
Organization Name organizationName no varchar (100) n/a no Name of an organization.
Current Name currentName_ID no Integer FK no Recursive foreign key to current name of this party.
Contact Instructions contactInstructions no text n/a no Instructions for contacting a party.
Accession Code accessionCode no varchar (100) n/a no Code that uniquely references this record, allowing reference to this record for this version of this database. Better than a primary key, which is automatically generated by a database and not globally unique. VegBank Accession codes are only generated by VegBank, and therefore data integrity can be guaranteed, unlike with a primary key (number).
Party Type partyType no varchar (40) n/a closed The type of party this is.