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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">I think the issue might be as simple as the name of your script &#8211; try renaming it so it doesn&#8217;t have the &#8216;.pl&#8217; on the end as the workflow reference doesn&#8217;t have it.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">Alan<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">From:</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"> eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Stefan Wellsandt via Eprints-tech<br>
<b>Sent:</b> 11 September 2018 08:38<br>
<b>To:</b> eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [EP-tech] Custom lookup script using a REST-API<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Hello,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">I am a novice in PERL but I have to create a simple lookup script for our institute that provides an autocomplete list from a REST-API response. The latter is a JSON-formatted list of our research project names. We use
 ePrints 3.3. From the documentation and tutorial videos, I understood that I could create a custom lookup script for this purpose. My thoughts about the implementation were these:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US">The script is in the new &#8220;projects_api.pl&#8221; file I place in the &#8220;archives/cgi/users/lookup&#8221; folder.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US">It should provide an output in the format (value, tab, &lt;li&gt;) as described here:
<a href="https://wiki.eprints.org/w/Autocompletion">https://wiki.eprints.org/w/Autocompletion</a>
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">3.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US">The &#8220;simple_file.pl&#8221; lookup file serves as the template for the custom lookup script:
<a href="https://github.com/eprints/eprints/blob/3.3/cgi/users/lookup/simple_file">
https://github.com/eprints/eprints/blob/3.3/cgi/users/lookup/simple_file</a> <o:p>
</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">4.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US">I have to remove the part where it opens the file with my custom code. The latter turns the JSON response into an array of project names.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-US"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">5.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US">I call the custom lookup script in the workflows/eprint/default.xml via:
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;field ref=&quot;projects&quot; input_lookup_url=&quot;{/archives/biba/cgi/users/lookup/projects_api&quot;/&gt;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">My problem is that the call does not work in my test case. I can find a &#8220;404 File not Found - BIBA Repository&#8221; in the HTML source code, but I am stuck here, because I do not know where I have to search for the problem.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Can anyone help me out and indicate where the problem might be?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-fareast-language:DE"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-fareast-language:DE">Best Regards<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-fareast-language:DE">Stefan<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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