[EP-tech] Re: cgi/search?myfield=foobar&action=export&format=xml (or whatever the syntax...)
af05v at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Sep 24 10:53:20 BST 2015
EPrints searches are all controlled by cgi parameters, including exporting, so if a configured search exists, then you are able to pull out XML data from it (as long as the XML exporter is enabled). If you send me your repository URL and an example of a search you might want to run, I'll tell you how to build the query you're after.
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On 23 Sep 2015, at 18:33, Andy Reid wrote:
> I've searched around but can't find any basic documentation of the cgi/search function, and my mental perl interpreter is struggling with the source code.
> Q: Is it possible with the CGI search interface to send a query string naming a field and a search term, and specify the return format as XML - either full XML for matching records(minus files), or a better still a list of eprint IDs that match the search? It looks like it should be possible, but a simple example would be a whole lot easier than reverse-engineering the whole search script in my head.
> Thanks in anticipation
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