[EP-tech] Re: Cleaning database up

David Whitehead dwhitehead at lincoln.ac.uk
Wed Feb 6 15:36:50 GMT 2013


Hi Seb,

yes I thought there would be a large scale of relationships using the userid, the general concept from an empty new Eprints would work perfectly its just trying to adjust the data already based on the old system. I will have to look further into this in more detail but thanks very much for your help and the script :D, you have been very helpful,

Kind regards,

David Whitehead.


-----Original Message-----
From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk on behalf of Sebastien Francois
Sent: Wed 06/02/2013 15:24
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Cleaning database up
 
David,

I wouldn't change the userid field - this provides internal relations 
between objects (e.g. eprint.userid etc). Updating that field everywhere 
is a big task, and I'm not sure what you'd achieve by doing so.

If you need to add extra info to the user objects, simply add a new 
field to the user dataset.

Seb.

On 06/02/13 15:17, David Whitehead wrote:
> Hi Seb,
>
> thanks for your help Seb you'v given me some great information about the API's. I just had one last question I wanted to ask you about the EPrint API's, once the database has been somewhat cleaned via the script, I am looking to change userid's into a different value for the university which makes more sense then the auto increment method, I have already written the ldap script and database file changes to do this but I need to modify the existing users already in the database to the same structure. Is there any Eprint API which would allow me to update a users userid and then trickle it down into their EPrints, saved searches, indexs etc?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> David Whitehead
>
>

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