Error: You must set a species first

In which Wildbook did the issue occur?

Wildbook for Whale Sharks

What operating system were you using? (eg. MacOS 10.15.3)

MacOS 10.13.6

What web browser were you using? (eg. Chrome 79)


What is your role on the site? (admin, researcher, etc)

What happened?

Tried to submit an encounter but the error ‘You must set a species first’ kept popping up, making it impossible to continue to the next screen.

What did you expect to happen?

Should have accepted the encounter. There is nowhere to input the species.

What are some steps we could take to reproduce the issue?

If this is a bulk import report, send the spreadsheet to with the email subject line matching your bug report

Welcome to Community, and thanks for posting!
I have confirmed your issue and have a ticket written up for us to track the problem as we work to fix it. If you ever want to check up on the status, you can message on this thread about WB-963. We’ll report back here when we have the resolution.
Thanks again!

This is now resolved on Species field appears and autopopulates Rhincodon typus.

Brilliant, thank you guys :slight_smile: