Aug 20, 2014

Tag Mask Validation Implemented for MRR Data

The tag mask validation process described in the June 2014 newsletter was implemented on August 20. Any mark, recapture, or recovery records with a tag code that does not match the list of known tag masks, or is a registered test/timer tag, is no longer available through the reporting system. You can view these records using the QA/QC report Unknown Tag Mask Summary, which can be found in Advanced Reporting-Standard Reports-QA/QC.

When a tag file is submitted with a tag code that is not on the list of known tag masks, or is a registered test/timer tag, the data submitter will receive a notification email similar to  when a duplicate record is submitted. A tag may be described with the following terms:

Test = tag is a registered test tag
Timer = tag is a timer tag
Unknown = tag has a tag mask that is not known to be in use in the Columbia Basin

You can find the list of known tag masks on the Current Validation Codes page.