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mujedi
@mujedi
Nov 01 2016 11:57
Hello all,
its maybe not a big issue, but i need some help. My user local preferences are all in german. When I try to add one new occurence or entity with the quick-add-editor with more than one word (for example songtitles in german as occurences), the editor is automatically capitalizing all words, although I need mostly lowercase. I am using CA 1.7 develop-version. Thanks for any idea where I can change these options.
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Nov 01 2016 11:58
It's not supposed to capitalize titles automatically
Try a different browser and let me know if it persists
mujedi
@mujedi
Nov 01 2016 12:10
@collectiveaccess. Thanks a lot for the quick answer. Yes, the titles are capitalized with chrome, safari and firefox.
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Nov 01 2016 12:41
If you switch your local to English does this still happen?
mujedi
@mujedi
Nov 01 2016 13:20
Yes, it does after switching to English.
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Nov 01 2016 13:42
This is not happening on my test system running 1.7
What profile are you using? And what sort of server (Linux or Windows)? And what version of PHP?
mujedi
@mujedi
Nov 01 2016 13:50
We have PHP 5.4.16. CentOS 7 (Scientific Linux). We are using Dublin Core-profile (2014).
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Nov 01 2016 13:50
1.7 required PHP 5.5
It might run on 5.4 but it's not a good idea. I'm not saying that 5.4 is the cause of this though
Just sayin'
I'll see if I can reproduce this somehow
mujedi
@mujedi
Nov 01 2016 14:03
Thanks a lot for the support. Atm we have to use unfortunately this old php-version, because its provided from the central It-service-center of our university. Providence is running ok, but we try to get PHP 5.5 asap.
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Nov 01 2016 14:04
ok
Julia
@juliaweist
Nov 01 2016 17:02
Hi @eriwm let me see if I'm understanding you correctly: you want to configure a display to only show related entities with a specific relationship type? If so that's easy to configure
in terms of your deleted entities, does the log show them as deleted?
@lucybbs there are several example mappings on the forum. If you do a search on the issues you are having you're sure to find many leads: http://collectiveaccess.org/support/forum/
rdobson1
@rdobson1
Nov 01 2016 18:01
Hi. Prototyping a brand new 1.6.2 install in a mixed museum / archives setting. Wondering what the implications are of setting up archives fonds hierarchy in a)Collections? vs b) Objects? Vancouver Maritime museum creates full fonds structure in Collections (with only a single archival object type) and we're wondering why this design vs objects of type fonds/sousfonds/series, with only a single collection?
Julia
@juliaweist
Nov 01 2016 18:36
Hi @rdobson1. We suggest making Fonds/Soufonds/etc. Collection types, even if it's only a single collection, rather than object types. We've found that searching/browsing/cataloging/reporting/display is cleaner that way.
ericwm
@eriwm
Nov 01 2016 20:46
Hi @juliaweist Firstly something wrong in my installation when I try and View Logs I get this error message -Errors occurred when trying to access /providence/index.php/logs/MyChange/Index:
View does not exist
ericwm
@eriwm
Nov 01 2016 21:09

@juliaweist Sorry for the break ! - A search shows no entities also the count widget shows 0 entities so I assumed that they had been deleted. Regarding the display of relationships what I am trying to do is create an object editing screen as follows.

4 input fields

Acquisition Source (Related Entity) with the choice of relationship types Donor
Bequeather
Purchaser
Collector

Accessioner (related Entity) with no choice must be relationship type Accessioner

Documenter (Related Entity) with no choice must be relationship type Documenter

Digitiser (related Entity) with no choice must be relationship type Digitiser

All of these relationship types come from the same list so I am looking for a way to limit what appears
in the choice of relationship box for each field.
I hope this explains what I am trying to do more clearly.

WPI Gordon Library
@WPI_Library_twitter
Nov 01 2016 23:06
hello - looking for some data import help for a newbie ca user - we'd like to import a list of series under a collection (we are using mattress factory config profile as-is to start)
I have the data import mapping template that I've edited but am not sure how to indicate that the imported records should each be a series under an existing collection. When I attempt to run the import, I get a type must be specified error - not sure if that is add'l to needing to indicate relationship. Help?+Thanks!
we are using an xslx
Lucy Saikhan
@lucybbs
Nov 01 2016 23:58
@WPI_Library_twitter I have same problem, do not know where exactly to find the a set of element name.