[resolved] Bulk CSV Import, Bulk Delete (4 posts)

  1. AnsonK
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I just tried importing a test collection (barcode, title, author, subject, description, in that order, as the user manual suggests).

    The bulk import function actually requires a 'type' field... my description entries were mis-mapped into the 'type' field for the database.

    Needing a 'type' field is documented in the contextual help for the bulk import page, but it's not in the user manual.

    *Also, I can't seem to get Web Librarian's bulk delete function to work and have been erasing my test uploads one entry at a time... *

    Thanks for supporting the plugin so well. I think it's going to be a perfect fit for us, once we can get past the initial hurdles of entering the collection correctly.

    Thank you for your support.


  2. Robert Heller
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need to have a look at the bulk delete code. Something is not right there. And yes, I guess I need to look at the documentation as well...

  3. Robert Heller
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, I found the problem with the bulk delete code -- it was a problem with mindless copy-and-paste. I pushed a new release, which will fix this.

    I also checked the user manual. It *does* state (in two places!) that the type field is required. It is stated in both the sub-section "Adding and editing items in the collection database": "Only the Title, Author, Subject, and Type are required." and in the sub-section "Adding items in bulk to the collection database" in the list of recognized columns: "type This is the item's type. It is required." Both of these sub-sections are on page 9.

  4. Robert Heller
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    PS: The type item of the recognized columns list is on page 12 (there are some intervening figures on pages 10 and 11).

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