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[EP-tech] Re: About compounds
It's true - in fact authors ("creators", "editors"...) should probably
point to a separate dataset and you could then use the modal thing I've
But! Given how "creators" is hard-coded all over EPrints, you'll need to
rewrite big chunks of the core for this to work nicely.
I think the compromise solution is to use the "id" bit (so creators_id)
as a reference to another table. That other table can contain extra data
that describes the author.
The danger with adding too many sub-fields is that you're creating an
extra table per sub-field in the DB and as you've noticed, Gilles, this
won't work on workflow/submission form.
On 08/07/14 16:14, John Salter wrote:
> I think that something that Seb demoed at the Eprints user group recently might be useful in this scenario...
> *if* you had an author dataset, (similar to the 'user' dataset), you could store authors as dataobjrefs.
> Seb's demo showed something similar for Projects/Funders - using a pop-up/modal window. It was very nice!
> There has been previous discussion around the subject of richer data for authors - but I can?t remember any definite endpoint to those discussions!
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> Subject: [EP-tech] Re: About compounds
> On 08/07/14 15:54, Gilles Fourni? wrote:
>> 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
>> 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..)