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Re: [EP-tech] Unknown entries in creator browse

Is your view just displaying the ids or is it translating to a name e.g. from the user table?  Might it be not finding the id during the translation?


From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew Beeken
Sent: 07 September 2017 11:19
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: Re: [EP-tech] Unknown entries in creator browse


Yup. The exact definition is:


push @{ $c->{browse_views} }, (


  id => "creators",

  allow_null => 0,

  hideempty => 1,

  menus => [


      fields => [ "creators_internalid", "contributors_internalid", "editors_internalid"  ],

      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",

  variations => [







From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Alan.Stiles
Sent: 06 September 2017 10:49
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: Re: [EP-tech] Unknown entries in creator browse


Hi Andrew,

Does your view definition in cfg.d have these parameters?

                allow_null => 0,

                hideempty => 1,




From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew Beeken
Sent: 06 September 2017 10:00
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Unknown entries in creator browse


Hello all!


So, I’ve implemented an “Internal ID” for the creator browse on our new repository as per David Newman’s guide here: http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Using_Internal_IDs_for_Staff_Browse_Views


This works fantastically and both clears up and exposes some issues with our data which is perfect – a large part of this was to ensure we can clean our data up appropriately. One thing it has done, however, is added a ? entry to the creator browse – I’m assuming that this is picking up external authors on records who do not have internal ID’s set against them and do not have a user record. There are around 9001 of these although I cannot see them as the browse is not creating a page to show them, merely showing the number in the listing. Is there an easy way to suppress this as it’s more of a visual issue?


Many thanks!


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