[EP-tech] Re: Adding a custom field in abstract (I think :))

Alan.Stiles alan.stiles at open.ac.uk
Tue Jul 21 13:37:07 BST 2015

Hi George,
Try following this training video http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Training_Video:Add_A_Field - around 9 minutes in Adam goes through adding the field to the abstract page (http://yourrepodomain/[0-9]+) .  That should help with your main requirement.


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From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of George Mamalakis
Sent: 21 July 2015 13:16
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Subject: [EP-tech] Adding a custom field in abstract (I think :))

Hi all,

I've added a custom field in my repository (collections - and, yes, in my context I preferred it over the shelves plugin). I've added this field in my custom advanced search form, and now, I want this field to be shown in the details of an eprint, once the eprint is selected after the search is performed (the items with the url pattern:

I would also like to know how I could add it as a column in the search results as well, but this is more optional.

In case I had to customise the abstract to achieve my goal (because this is where I thought that this view was generated), I tried reading cfg.d/eprint_render.pl, but couldn't understand what to do, and the wiki
(http://wiki.eprints.org/w/HOW_TO:_Add_a_New_Field) was far outdated, at least compared to my version (3.3.14). I also tried the ./cfg/citations/eprint/summary_page.xml (which was proposed by eprint_render.pl's comments), but I didn't seem to find where to start from there either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks all in advance,


PS. There, there Adam, maybe that's another idea for a video? :):):-P.

George Mamalakis

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