Bulk Import - is automatically assigning encounters as approved

In which Wildbook did the issue occur? SHARKBOOK

I am an administrator, and the way I usually check what sharks I need to review is to see what has been uploaded since they will always be unapproved. However, when users are using the bulk import I have noticed that encounters are coming across as approved. This is disrupting my system entirely and risking that I don’t review new sharks.

Please can you check the bulk import to see if it marks the metadata status as approved?

Hi @Sarah_Aus_SpotaShark

This behavior is intentional and not a bug. Because the bulk import workflow is only accessible to authorized users, the encounters are uploaded as approved if the Encounter.state field is not set.