[EP-tech] Re: Metadata_Visibility (3.3.10)

Sebastien Francois sf2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Sep 11 11:57:25 BST 2013


Hi Alan,

This sounds like a bug > https://github.com/eprints/eprints/issues/130

Thanks for the report,
Seb


On 10/09/13 15:24, Alan.Stiles wrote:
>
> Not sure if anyone else has seen this or if it has already been 
> flagged previously (quick search didn't give me any likely results):
>
> In the situation where an item is replaced by a new version, EPrints 
> sets the metadata_visibility flag on the original item to "no_search" 
> so it won't appear in search results (or view builds?).
>
> If however, the new item is subsequently deleted from EPrints, the 
> flag is not reset to "show" on the original item to make it visible 
> once more, resulting in items being in the repository, but essentially 
> undiscoverable?
>
> I've manually fixed the metadata_visibility flag against these 
> 'orphaned' items via SQL, but have I missed the obvious admin 
> interface function to fix it, or have I misunderstood something 
> fundamental and am now merrily corrupting our system?
>
> Alan
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