[EP-tech] Re: eprintid reassignment

Ian Stuart Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk
Mon May 11 11:53:07 BST 2015

On 11/05/15 11:37, Simon Jennings wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I was wondering what the possibility might be of reclaiming deleted
> eprint ids. The eprintid assignment is incremental but due to deletion,
> and accidentally created records via the new item button, many ids in
> the sequence can go unused.
> Is it possible to recycle these in some way?

With trickery, all things are possible on code.

The challenge is that the eprintid also relates to directory locations 
for documents... which means that when you search for "the next free 
slot", you need to check that the records isn't in use in the database 
(remembering that records can be in a users inbox or in the retired 
buffer too), and that the directory [tree] is not present.


Ian Stuart.
Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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