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Oct 2017
Julia
@juliaweist
Oct 03 2017 13:21
Are you looking for errors/warnings in the user interface screen that shows import progress, or in the log file? You'll want to look at the log file, which can be found at: /app/log in your Providence server directory. If no log is there you'll want to make sure that your server permissions are set correctly so that the webserver can write to that folder.
Kurt Sussman
@neophiliac
Oct 03 2017 15:00
I have found and used the log file to refine my mappings so that there are no errors. Since there are no errors with the import logging turned up, I expect to get data in the mapped fields. It's not working that way.
Julia
@juliaweist
Oct 03 2017 16:59
Ok if you can provide more detail about how it's not working we can assist. Please provide your mapping spreadsheet and some sample data so we can help troubleshoot.
Kurt Sussman
@neophiliac
Oct 03 2017 17:14
Thanks for your help! How would you like to get the files? I can put them somewhere and give you links. Does gitter take file uploads? Also, is there a way to list elements that can be imported, and existing relationship types?
Julia
@juliaweist
Oct 03 2017 17:15
Manage > Administration > Metadata elements lists elements to can be targeted by an import. Manage > Administration > Relationship types
Yes, Gitter accepts files
Kurt Sussman
@neophiliac
Oct 03 2017 17:38
Those pages don't show subtypes like dates, and they don't show custom elements; I have added more dimension types and the metadata list doesn't show those. I see a lot of fields on the object edit page that I can't figure out how to fill with import. Maybe it's not possible?
Julia
@juliaweist
Oct 03 2017 18:21
The subtypes are within the specific element. You can click edit to view them. List item values are under Manage > Lists and Vocabularies. What fields don't you see on the object edit pages? The only ones that wouldn't be under Metadata Elements are the intrinsics: http://docs.collectiveaccess.org/wiki/Intrinsic_Bundles
FYI you have some groups set up incorrectly in your mapping. Each line of the group needs the same group name (i.e. ca_objects.dimensions.dimensions_width, ca_objects.dimensions.dimensions_height)
It's currently set to SKIP but you also have some issues with your entityJoiner. It needs a relationshipType parameter and lifespan should be inside of the attributes parameter
{
"relationshipType": "artist",
"entityType": "person",
"forename": "^2",
"surname": "^3",
"attributes": {
"lifespan": "^4"
}
}
Kurt Sussman
@neophiliac
Oct 03 2017 18:41
Thanks! I'll run that after I finish my current task (in a few hours) and let you know how it worked. What I'd love to see is a hierarchical listing of all elements. If there are several that can be inside an attributes parameter (or date or dimensions or ...), I want to see them all. Is that possible? The way it is now, it seems like more is hidden than visible.
Julia
@juliaweist
Oct 03 2017 18:54
The only elements that have sub-elements are containers. There isn't a hierarchical view anywhere