Search by submitter disappeared & replaced by oddly populating "assigned to" option

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 tried to use the Encounter and Sighting Search functions by submitter ID, but that option isn’t available since the last system update (last Thursday, I believe). There was a fix applied to correct the species dropdown list, which looks great now, thank you.

However, the Submitter ID search field seems to have been replaced by the option to search by “assigned to” user ID. Note that the dropdown for the “assigned to” option is currently differently populated in the Encounter search vs the Sighting search (see screenshots below).

2 issues to report on this:

  1. I hope this will still pick up the submitter if the assigned to isn’t populated with a different user ID but we would still like to have the option to select the submitter ID as a search filter option. “Assigned to” isn’t a field we use currently so the current list, particularly in the Sighting search is counter-productive,

Bug?: it seems to only contain photographer names, not Submitters or “assigned to” users (although we don’t use this so a list of “assigned to” should actually be blank, I believe.

  1. The current “assigned to” dropdown options now populates with a whole lot of ‘anonymous’ user IDs - I don’t understand where these are coming from and this dropdown really should only reflect actual user accounts not what I assume are system-generated “anonymous” IDs.

Encounter Search “assigned to” screenshot:

Sighting Search “assigned to” screenshot:

What we’re hoping for is for the previous Search by Submitter ID option to be restored.


cc: @PaulK

I will try to look at this in the back half of the week.

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