Can someone suggest a method of converting checklists into line-by-line records, using either MS Excel or LibreOffice? I have many years of checklists for one location which I would like to reformat. To illustrate: the data I have is formatted like this:
The format I want is like this:
The situation is, it is far more efficient for me to record all this data in a checklist format, because it all relates to the same location. Otherwise, the (identical) column data - like latitude, longitude, location description, etc. - has to be recopied over and over again. The resulting table is massive. However, the data must be in a one-record-per-line format to upload to any of the software or platforms I use, including iNaturalist and Scythebill.
I suspect there is no non-labor-intensive method of converting data from a one-to-many relationship to a one-to-one relationship, or I would have found it by now. I would really like to avoid re-keying over a decade’s worth of checklists from scratch if I can.
Appreciate your feedback, folks, thank you!