Ticket #248 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
Searching for synonyms in ontologyterm fields when importing
|Reported by:||robert@…||Owned by:||t.w.abma@…|
When importing an excel sheet, the values that go into an ontology term field must match a value in the database. However, in the database only preferred names are saved, not synonyms. In the case of a cow, the term 'bovinus taurus' (or something like that) is saved, but the ontology does have 'cow' as a synonym.
It would be great if the importer would recognize these synonyms, and directly select the right term. That could be done by saving all synonyms in the database. Another option would be to query ontocat with the value in the excel sheet, and see if an exact match is found.