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[EP-tech] Sorting records in the browse views

Hi All,


Potentially easy question for everyone!  We have long had a function to browse the publication in our repository by Researcher (http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/view/author_id/) and these views have worked very well as tools for staff members and repository staff as a quick view of how up to date a person’s list might be.


However some of these lists are now getting extremely unwieldy due to the sheer number of publications we have, so I’m looking to introduce a few variations into the browse lists.  Now I’ve easily managed the options to add sorting by Research Funder and Item Type but the one people really want is to sort by Year.  I have managed sort by date but that uses the full date rather than just the year.  Can anyone let me know the best way to do this – the example below is as far as I have got but will sort by the full date rather than year:


id => "author_id",

                allow_null => 0,

                hideempty => 1,

                menus => [


                                fields => [ "creators_browse_id" ],

                                new_column_at => [1, 1],

                                mode => "sections",

                                open_first_section => 1,

                                group_range_function => "EPrints::Update::Views::cluster_ranges_30",

                                grouping_function => "EPrints::Update::Views::group_by_a_to_z",



                order => "-date/title",

                include => 1,

                variations => [







I have tried using “date;res:year,reverse” but this produces an error!


Many thanks for any help people can give!





Mrs Yvonne Budden,

Scholarly Communications Manager, University of Warwick

Chair: UK Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR)


Email: y.c.budden@warwick.ac.uk | Tel: +44 2476 1 51275 | University of Warwick Library, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry. CV4 7AL


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