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[EP-tech] Sub types on fields
- Subject: [EP-tech] Sub types on fields
- From: adam at adamfield.net (Adam Field)
- Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:09:16 +0100
You could have a Print ISSN field and an Online ISSN field, and then an ISSN field which is virtual (or automatic) and selects an appropriate ISSN from the two and returns it.? That way the user would have two explicitly labelled fields, but the behavior of the issn field could be programmatically controlled.
From: <eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Andrew Beeken <anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk>
Reply-To: <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:21
To: "eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk" <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: [EP-tech] Sub types on fields
So, I?m trying to sort out an issue in our EPrints where we have two ISSN fields ? a Print ISSN and an Online ISSN. The problem with these is that neither of these fields are the ACTUAL ISSN which causes some issues on both output as well as making adding records clunky to ensure that academics put their ISSN in the correct field.
What I?m looking at doing is adding a ?Type? dropdown to the Print ISSN definition that can toggle the ISSN to Print or Online, change the phrase on the Print ISSN field to just identify it as an ISSN (it?s already repeatable) and make sure that the ISSN field is included in the export. There are a few potential ?gotcha?s? with this that I?m concerned about.
? Will doing this jeapordise the existing data in any way?
? If I set the default to ?Print? will this default any pre-existing records to a Print type?
? At the moment we?re looking at manually moving the Online ISSN?s over to the new field, however if there is an easy way to consolidate these two fields I?m all ears! J
Thanks in advance!
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