[EP-tech] Re: Importing records by XML still defective with --update?

Sebastien Francois sf2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jun 29 13:28:17 BST 2012

Hi Florian,

You might be interested in applying that patch: 
http://trac.eprints.org/eprints/changeset/7773 ?


On 29/06/12 12:19, Florian Heß wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently updated to EPrints version 3.3.10 hoping that the issue 
> with the disrespected --update parameter will be solved, so all 
> supplied metadata is processed, first and foremost eprintid. Hurray, 
> that one works indeed, and also documents and subjects, but not the 
> rest. Did I miss something?
> My command is: bin/import heidok --enable-file-imports 
> --enable-web-imports --user opus --update --enable-import-fields 
> --verbose eprint XML /tmp/opus_10544.xml
> Attached to this post:
>  * opus_10544.xml: Export XML generated by a custom script in the 
> domain of our present repository software to be migrated
>  * heidok-eprint-10544-0.xml: This data represent the record before 
> any import had been tried (a totally different record as eprintid was 
> not respected in 3.3.8)
>  * heidok-oprint-10544-1.xml: bin/import above; only documents added 
> and subjects changed!
>  * heidok-eprint-10544-2.xml: Erased record prior to reimport. Results 
> are as they should be
> It is not so big a problem for me to have records erased before 
> another bin/import run (anyway, there won't be any content-exchanging 
> reimports in the productive system). I just suppose that is not 
> intended, why else there would be --update at all, hence I thought 
> that might be a bug and posted this :-)
> Kind regards,
> Florian
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