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Dec 2016
artvrc
@artvrc
Dec 06 2016 00:05
A question about Collection in providence: Is it possible to have one particular collection as default? I've set "Related collections" in UI using the "object <-> collection" relationship, and right now it's set as a type-ahead lookup field. Majority of our new records belong to one collection, so it would be nice if this collection is already set as default in the object record entry. Thx!
Kehan Harman
@kehh
Dec 06 2016 03:42
@artvrc yes you can using the prepopulate configuration, setting the mode to be addIfEmpty http://docs.collectiveaccess.org/wiki/Prepopulate
Kehan Harman
@kehh
Dec 06 2016 04:08
I'm not so sure about the above actually - prepopulate may only work for intrinsics and metadata elements, not for relationships.
artvrc
@artvrc
Dec 06 2016 20:54
@kehh I could try but does the graphic interface allow doing what you suggested? I am only using graphic UI of Providence. thanks.
yelto
@yelto
Dec 06 2016 21:30
Hmm, unfortunately AFAIK @kehh is right, prepopulate cannot populate relationships. A "fill in the collection by default" feature could be of general interest, but it probably requires a plugin.
yelto
@yelto
Dec 06 2016 21:38
Probably missing something really really obvious here, but what's the standard way to print a label from an object's editor (or summary)? The summary shows the various reports (which are typically full page affairs) but no labels. No problem printing labels from the search results pages, but what about printing the label for the object just created/edited from its editor/summary? Thanks!
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Dec 06 2016 21:41
We don't have provision for that. Labels can only be run from search results
yelto
@yelto
Dec 06 2016 21:58
Ah, ok, thanks... As a possible workaround, any way to define reports with different templates (in particular pageSize) to sneak in a label as a very peculiar "report"?
yelto
@yelto
Dec 06 2016 22:09
Sorry, I meant summary, not report (as in app/printTemplates/summary). The workaround of launching a search is not ideal, because the search results must include the object, but not as the only result (as in an idno search), because then we are back to the object editor instead of a search results page...
artvrc
@artvrc
Dec 06 2016 22:19
A question about data import using the Excel template...does it allow CSV file now? This page says "soon-to-be-available". http://docs.collectiveaccess.org/wiki/Data_Import:_Creating_and_Running_a_Mapping