Failed Delete Import task function

In which Wildbook did the issue occur? ACW

What operating system were you using? Win 10

What web browser were you using? latest chrome

What is your role on the site? admin

What happened?
I need to delete a bulk import. I began by pulling up the Import details on this page:
I checked for encounters that had been matched to an ID’d individual.
I removed encounters from Marked individuals.
I refreshed the link above to see that all encounters that had been matched to an ID’d individual had been removed from those individual records.
I went to the bottom of the page and clicked on “Delete ImportTask”
Got this failure message:
I looked at the Logs page but the info there doesn’t tell me what’s wrong

Also, interestingly, the Results page appears to be parts of another version of wildbook? Links to a Participate (in top menu), no Sightings menu option, and a link to “Adoption Create/Edit” page.

Hey @ACWadmin1,
Can you go to the import task you were deleting and let me know if the encounters are still there? I did some testing and the encounters are deleted but the import task isn’t on my test environment.

I’ve just checked a few but the encounters I checked are all still there.

This is the import task:

Here are some encounters from that, that are not deleted:

All sightings and encounters appear to still be there, from this import task.

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@tanyastere - not to nag but is there any news on this? The researcher affected by this issue is holding off on continuing her matching because she’s doing it from the list of individuals, not from random unknown encounters. So we want the entire census data in the system before she starts running through matches against all her individuals. So any update/ETA/info would be much appreciated. thanks

Should be fixed now. I found the issue, filed it (WB-977), and fixed it. Isee that ImportTask now deleted.


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Hi @jason
I see the same - import task is deleted. However some of the sightings, not all, from that upload are still showing in the system - 18 of 43 sightings are still in the system. This is an example:

When I check an encounter record from this sighting, there is no ImportID in the metadata section of the same encounter record.

Yes, this was imported before our fix that ensured that detection-spawned Encounters (when >1 individual is present in a photo) retained the same ImportTask. There will be artifacts like this left over if you delete older ImportTasks.

So I’ll need to delete the remaining sightings manually?

Yes, unfortunately you do.

Well better 18 than 43 sightings… Thanks!