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Jun 2017
Kehan Harman
@kehh
Jun 27 2017 05:24
Does anybody know if the Metadata Dictionary tables / rules are deprecated or if they're simply just not documented in the Wiki? I'm interested in the caUtils commands load-metadata-dictionary-from-excel-file and validate-using-metadata-dictionary-rules.
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Jun 27 2017 11:23
@kehh The "metadata dictionary" was created for a consortia project; it's an extended help + data validation system. You can set long form help text for any metadata element + any number of validation rules. The rules are just expressions. The nice bit is that you can validate data against the rules and then browse against the violations. It's very helpful for data cleanup, or so I'm told.
We didn't have much time (or money) to implement the feature. Only the minimum was done, so there's no UI for managing the dictionary. The only way to add or update entries is via the caUtils load command.
It's officially supported in the sense that we can't get rid of it as there are some large scale users who depend upon it. But we haven't documented it because unless you're one of those users you're unlikely to want to deal with the worksheet format (and we don't want to have to support them if they do try)
At some point in the future we'll build a UI for it. I couldn't tell you when that would be. It's kind of an overkill feature... until it's not.
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 15:23
Hello. I'm trying to get pawtucket up and running and I can't seem to find any documentation on what steps to follow to get our collections on it. I've read the wiki but it doesn't really help me add featured galleries or collections or anything like that.
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 15:26
Which version of Pawtucket are you using? I know that the latest versions of Providence requires Pawtucket 2. Have you set the object, the object lot, and the media representation to be available to the public?
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 15:26
I'm not sure which version I have... how do i check?
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 15:30
the readme file in the base directory of Pawtucket says what version you downloaded originally
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 15:31
Providence version 1.6.3!
and pawtucket version 2
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 15:34
I think those work together, perhaps one of the devs can point you in the right direction if I am wrong.
My next suggestion is to double check the permissions; it took me a while to realize that one of the required steps to allowing Pawtucket to display an item was to make the whole collection lot accessible.
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 15:37
i mean, i see images on the homepage
but my issue is that i have no idea how to use this at all
like, how do i make my galleries featured? where do i find the file to edit the footer?
how do i make my collections browsable?
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 15:38
ah, I see. Sorry, I completely misread your question. Not enough coffee.
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 15:38
lol no problem. I have a bunch of images uploaded under an entity
and when i go to pawtucket on the default theme i see them in the carousel on the home page
but i have no featured galleries and i can't browse anything
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 15:41
in Pawtucket, you will need to create "sets" and you can mark some of these groupings of database entries as "public presentations"
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 15:41
where do i do that?
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 15:42
One way would be to use , Manage --> My Sets --> Public Presentations
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 15:44
okay so i made a new public presentation with my entity
it's accessible to the public
when i try and browse it still says "no facets available"
Is there any sort of guide to setting up pawtucket?
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 15:53
Not that I am aware of. If one does not exist, I might try to draft one.
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 15:53
I just feel so confused :( i just have no idea how to get this working or where to go to try and set it up
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 15:59
Perhaps look into the online demo to see how they have configured the sets
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 16:00
but like, why does browse not show any facets?
and is tehre a demo for pawtucket?
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 16:02
Yes and that page has a link to it, so that you can see the effects of changing the settings in Pawtucket.
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 16:03
i can't find the link
also it should be noted that I am getting an error with Pawtucket at the moment both with my set up and the demo
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 16:09
"Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '"' in /data/demo.collectiveaccess.org/pawtucket/themes/default/views/Browse/browse_results_images_html.php on line 117"
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 16:14
hmmm
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 17:02
so how do i set a featured gallery?
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Jun 27 2017 18:23
@sterlingjenson Hmm I just fixed that error on demo, and will push the fix shortly
@Hyperchema Sorry you're having problems with Pawtucket
is there anywhere I can see your system?
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Jun 27 2017 18:31
With regards to gallery sets, you can set which type of set will appear in the gallery by editing the "gallery.conf" file in your theme.
By default it's set to the "public_presentation" type
With regards to your browse you should be seeing something if you're using the default configuration for that ("browse.conf" in your theme)
I'd have to see the system to say more about that
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 18:49
i'm just using the straight up default right now
and when i click browse it just says no facets are found
so how do i select which facets i want?
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 18:55
okay so I made a new set that was a public presentation and added a few objects and that now shows up in my featured gallery
but if i create the public presentation using an entity, it doesn't sho up
@collectiveaccess is there something special i need to do to my entity to get it to show?
sterlingjenson
@sterlingjenson
Jun 27 2017 19:52
@collectiveaccess Thanks for fixing that error
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Jun 27 2017 20:00
@Hyperchema Galleries only display objects. Other types of records are ignored.
Re: browse, edit the browse.conf file to get the facets you want.
The structure of browse.conf is described here: http://docs.collectiveaccess.org/wiki/Browse.conf
Keskora
@Hyperchema
Jun 27 2017 20:02
what if i want all objects in an entity? do i have to add them each one at a time?
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Jun 27 2017 20:02
Search for the objects via the entity, then create a set of the search result