Training Video:Automatic Fields

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Introduction

This video covers details of how field values can be automatically assigned when an item is saved to the repository. It covers how to configure automatic fields and the best ways of extending the default configuration files. It also shows how to build a simple browse view over an automated field.

What You Will Learn

  • How automatic fields are configured
  • How to automate an existing field
  • How to add a new field and calculate its value automatically
  • How to apply automated fields to existing items
  • How to add a simple browse view over an automated field
  • Debugging issues when applying configuration changes

What You Should Already Know

Resources

Video

The video is accessible from here : http://youtu.be/YC_W23YfJ1A

Index

The Video

Notes, Errata and Additional Information

  • EPrints version 3.3.14
  • Ubuntu 15.04

Test Yourself

  • Add automation to an existing field
  • Add a new automatic field
  • apply the new automatic value to all existing records
  • Create a browse view based on the new field

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