Bulk upload - occurrence ID validation

What Wildbook should this feature be in? ACW

What would you like to see?
The ability to check a large number of unique occurrence ID’s against what’s already in the system to ensure no existing UUID is in an uploaded when it should be a unique, new ID.

How would this functionality help you?
I currently have to check each proposed UUID individually through the Search Sightings Occ.ID field to check if it’s already in use. My bulk uploads are generally several hundred sightings in each which means the validation of unique Occ.IDs takes hours to complete. Since I expect that ACW will use the bulk upload function on an ongoing basis moving forward, with similar sized uploads happening regularly, this would save many many many hours of work.

Hey @ACWadmin1, thanks for posting!
This is actually something already in our backlog given the huge time sink it requires. We’re tracking it under WB-509. I’ll be sure to post back once it become available.
Thanks again!

So that’s a ‘never-going-to-happen’. thanks!

I’m not sure I was clear. I’m saying the effort users have to put in is a lot, and we’re trying to resolve that, so it was something we already had planned to address.