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[EP-tech] Re: About compounds

On 08/07/14 15:54, Gilles Fourni? wrote:
> Hi,
> The library staff wants us to describe authors with many fields
> (internal id number, department, unit, ...).
> So we wonder if we can add subfields to existing compounds like creators
> or editors.
> Obviously, we would keep existing subfields unchanged and just add new
> subfields.
> Is it safe to do so ? Or are there risks to break something ?
Yes, adding extra fields is easy..... but only 1 level deep!

> And, as a side question, I fear that a too big compound will be unusable
> : in the input form, we will get a table with many columns, which will
> probably be larger than the screen width. Is there a way to have the
> subfields use several rows ?
I've not seen one.... not without writing your own rendering routines 
(which are eminently doable..)


Ian Stuart.
Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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