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[EP-tech] Does 'can_clone' work correctly?



Just wondering if anyone else can verify a problem I am having, (or doing wrong) on a 3.3.10 instance…


According to the documentation (https://wiki.eprints.org/w/Metadata), can_clone is a property that can be set in the field definitions, and is used quite liberally in the EPrints.pm : get_system_field_info sub


{ name=>"datestamp", type=>"time", required=>0, import=>0,

              render_res=>"minute", render_style=>"short", can_clone=>0 },


       { name=>"lastmod", type=>"timestamp", required=>0, import=>0,

              render_res=>"minute", render_style=>"short", can_clone=>0, volatile=>1 },


       { name=>"status_changed", type=>"time", required=>0, import=>0,

              render_res=>"minute", render_style=>"short", can_clone=>0 },




to filter out data you don’t want to copy across when cloning…


foreach my $field ( $self->{dataset}->get_fields )


              next if( $field->get_property( "can_clone" ) );

              delete $data->{$field->get_name};




Taking this a step further, I have altered the local repository eprint_fields.pl field definitions, to include the can_clone => 0 into a few test fields, but the data still gets cloned into the new record.


{name => 'test_field_1',         

 type => 'set',

 options => ['yes','no','pending'],

 can_clone => 0,



Can anyone confirm if it’s not working correctly, or point me to what I’m doing wrong ?





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