[EP-tech] Re: Default date values

Andrew Beeken anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk
Mon Sep 7 16:37:30 BST 2015


Sounds like I¹ve started a bit of an EPrints Turf War!

Tim, I¹ll take a look and see what results I get. If not, are you about
for a chat at the hack day on Thursday? (Post coffee, of course, seeing as
I¹m catching a 5.30 train from Lincoln!)



On 07/09/2015 16:29, "eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk on behalf of
Rory McNicholl" <eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk on behalf of
rory.mcnicholl at ulcc.ac.uk> wrote:

>Blimey...
>
>Everyone should top up on vitamin C before heading for Southampton this
>week ;)
>
>Rory
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>[mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of John Salter
>Sent: 07 September 2015 16:03
>To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Default date values
>
>Related:
>*wheeze* https://github.com/eprints/eprints/issues/342 */wheeze*
>
>:o)
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>[mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Field A.N.
>Sent: 07 September 2015 15:53
>To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Default date values
>
>*Cough* github issue *cough* :)
>
>--
>Adam Field
>Business Relationship Manager and Community Lead EPrints Services
>+44 (0)23 8059 8814
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>On 7 Sep 2015, at 15:51, Timothy Miles-Board wrote:
>
>> *Cough* integrate datesdatesdates into the next release of EPrints,
>> having just one date is not enough nowadays *cough* :-)
>> 
>> Timothy Miles-Board
>> Web & Repositories Development Specialist, University of London
>> Computer Centre
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>> ________________________________________
>> From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>> <eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Field A.N.
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>> Sent: 07 September 2015 3:32 PM
>> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>> Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Default date values
>> 
>> Ohhhh.....  With triggers.  I didn't know you could do that.
>> 
>> --
>> Adam Field
>> Business Relationship Manager and Community Lead EPrints Services
>> +44 (0)23 8059 8814
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 7 Sep 2015, at 15:30, Timothy Miles-Board wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> Have a look at https://github.com/eprintsug/datesdatesdates
>>> 
>>> As well as allowing multiple dates to be entered, there is validation
>>>in there to make sure that certain dates have the full YYYY-MM-DD
>>>entered.
>>> 
>>> Tim
>>> 
>>> Timothy Miles-Board
>>> Web & Repositories Development Specialist, University of London
>>> Computer Centre
>>> 020 7863 1342  |  07742 970 351  | timothy.miles-board at london.ac.uk |
>>> @drtjmb The University of London is an exempt charity in England and
>>> Wales
>>> 
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>>> <eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Andrew Beeken
>>> <anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk>
>>> Sent: 07 September 2015 2:46 PM
>>> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>>> Subject: [EP-tech]  Default date values
>>> 
>>> Hello!
>>> 
>>> We¹ve got a number of different date fields in our repository and
>>>we¹re trying to standardise the data we get out of them for new
>>>deposits so that we can guarantee a DD/MM/YYYY value each time. At the
>>>moment people do not have to specify values for Day and Month and they
>>>show up in the dropdowns as ? And Unspecified respectively for blank
>>>options. Is there a way to remove these so that we can encourage people
>>>to give us somewhat more specific (or as close as possible) dates? I¹ve
>>>looked through the files and I can¹t seem to see any other date fields
>>>which have default values attached.
>>> 
>>> Cheers!
>>> Andrew
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