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[EP-tech] Re: Change EPrint field type.


I confirm this works, but can be also used with wildcards? I mean, if the fields contain "aabbcc" I can search and find with "aabbcc" but also with "aabb" or "aabb*" or something similar?

Il 09/12/2014 20:15, sf2 ha scritto:

Hola Brian,

You should be able to change it directly to "id" and run epadmin update_database_structure - it will be the no-op since "text" and "id" have the same db field definition. (in fact if you look at the source code, you'll see that "text" is a special case of "id").

Also.. in doubt, back up your DB before making the change.


On 09.12.2014 19:03, Brian D. Gregg wrote:


We have an EPrint field that we intended to use to hold ORCIDs originally defined as ‘type’ => ‘text’ and we have done so and thus we have data in the fields already.

The problem is that an advanced search for an ORCID ID will return more than just the exact ORCID ID due to the fuzzy matching imposed on a ‘text’ field. I was advised to change this to ‘type’ => ‘id’ to force the advanced search to use exact matching.

My question is how can I change this field to ‘type’ => ’id’ including any database changes if they are needed (we are using MySQL)? Obviously we edit the eprint_fields.pl file and change the definition, but what if anything else needs to be done on the database backend to accommodate this change?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


*Brian D. Gregg*

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