on January 05, 2010 at 01:38 PM
in categories Contact Database
There are two databases maintained on the ChessieDB website: one for Dogs, and one for Contacts (breeders and owners). They both compliment each other -- when viewing a dog's information page, the breeder and owner contact information will be shown, and when viewing a contact's profile, the dogs owned and bred by that contact will listed bellow the contact information.
Before you can update your contact profile, you first have to find it. Use the Find -> Contact link on the left-side menu, enter your family name and press "Search Contacts". From the results page(s), you can choose to view each contact's profile, before using the appropriate update link. If you don't already have a contact profile, you'll have to Submit -> New Contact first. Existing contacts with similar names will be displayed for your review, in case you already have a contact profile. If none of the displayed contacts is you, or no matching contacts are shown, you may continue and submit a new contact profile.
After you update or submit a new contact, the information will be placed in a pending queue and will be imported into our database a few days later. The CONTACT STATS section in the left-side menu shows when the last contact was imported. The new or updated contact profile will be available on the website once those pending contacts have been imported.
Please note: When viewing a contact's profile page, the dogs owned and bred by that contact will listed bellow the contact information. You can affect this list by updating a dog's information (use the [Update Dog] link when viewing pedigrees, etc.). Each dog can be associated with up to three owners and breeders. The dog update page includes a lookup feature to find and associate contacts.