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==NAME==
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'''EPrints::DataObj::MetaField''' - metadata fields
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==DESCRIPTION==
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This is an internal class that should not be used outside  [[API:EPrints/Database|EPrints::Database]].
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==CORE METADATA FIELDS==
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===metafieldid (counter)===
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The unique identifer for the metafield.
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===mfdatasetid (set)===
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===name (text)===
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The name of this metafield.
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===type (set)===
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The type of this metafield.
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===provenance (set)===
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The phrase name(s)(labels) potentially in multiple languages for  this metafield.
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===phrase_help (multilang, multiple)===
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===required (boolean)===
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Whether this metafield is required for the dataset.
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===multiple (boolean)===
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===allow_null (boolean)===
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===volatile (boolean)===
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===sql_index (boolean)===
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===render_input (text)===
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===input_ordered (boolean)===
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Whether the input for this metafield is ordered.
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===maxlength (int)===
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The maximum length for this metafield if it is a text or subclass of a text field.
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===browse_link (boolean)===
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The dataset ID for this metafield, if it is a search, subobject, dataobjref, fields, itemref or file field.
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The name of the file that contains the options for this namedset metafield.
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Returns a new metafield data object based on <tt>$field</tt>.
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Returns the location of the XML phrases file for provided <tt>$lang</tt>.
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Returns the location of the workflow file for the provided  <tt>$dataset</tt>.
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Remove this metafield from the dataset specified by its <tt>mfdatasetid</tt> value.
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Add this metafield to the database.
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Remove this field from the database.
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Add this metafield to the workflow in the <tt>Misc.</tt> section.
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Remove all occurrences of this field from the workflow. Will remove  the <tt>local</tt> stage if it is empty.
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EPrints 3 Reference: Directory Structure - Metadata Fields - Repository Configuration - XML Config Files - XML Export Format - EPrints data structure - Core API - Data Objects


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NAME

EPrints::DataObj::MetaField - metadata fields

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DESCRIPTION

This is an internal class that should not be used outside EPrints::Database.

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CORE METADATA FIELDS

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metafieldid (counter)

The unique identifer for the metafield.

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mfdatasetid (set)

The dataset two which this metafield belongs.

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name (text)

The name of this metafield.

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type (set)

The type of this metafield.

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provenance (set)

The provenance of this metafield.

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phrase_name (multilang, multiple)

The phrase name(s)(labels) potentially in multiple languages for this metafield.

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phrase_help (multilang, multiple)

The phrase help text(s) potentially in multiple languages for this metafield.

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required (boolean)

Whether this metafield is required for the dataset.

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multiple (boolean)

Whether this metafield can have multiple values for a data object.

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allow_null (boolean)

Whether this metafield can have a null value.

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export_as_xml (boolean)

Whether this metafield can be exported in XML.

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volatile (boolean)

Whether this metafield stores a volatile data.

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min_resolution (set)

The minimum time resolution (second, minute, hour, day, month or year) for this metafield if it is a timestamp/datestamp.

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sql_index (boolean)

Whether an SQL index should be created for this metafield.

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render_input (text)

A different or bespoke function to render the input field for this metafield.

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render_value (text)

A different or bespoke function to render the value for this metafield.

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input_ordered (boolean)

Whether the input for this metafield is ordered.

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maxlength (int)

The maximum length for this metafield if it is a text or subclass of a text field.

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browse_link (boolean)

The link to a browse view for this metafield if it is a subject metafield.

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top (text)

The top subject in the subject tree that should be used as options for this subject metafield.

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datasetid (text)

The dataset ID for this metafield, if it is a search, subobject, dataobjref, fields, itemref or file field.

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set_name (text)

The name of the file that contains the options for this namedset metafield.

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options (text)

The commas separated list of options for this set metafield.

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render_order (set)

The order to render a name if this metafield is for a name.

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hide_honourific (boolean)

Whether to hide the honourfic sub-field if this is a name metafield.

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hide_lineage (boolean)

Whether to hide the lineage sub-field if this is a name metafield.

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family_first (boolean)

Whether to render the family name sub-field before the given name if this is a name metafield.

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input_style (set)

A particular style for displaying the input form element for this metafield.

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input_rows (int)

The number of input rows for this metafield.

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input_cols (int)

The number of input columns for this metafield.

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input_boxes (int)

The number of input boxes for this metafield.

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sql_counter (text)

The name to give to the sql counter for this counter metafield. Typically the same as the metafield's name.

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default_value (text)

The default value for this metafield.

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REFERENCES AND RELATED OBJECTS

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parent (itemref)

The parent metafield this metafield belongs to, if it is a sub-field.

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fields (subobject, multiple)

Sub-fields of this metafield.

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METHODS

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Utility Methods

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dataset_ids

@ids = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField::dataset_ids( $repo )

Returns array of all dataset IDs for non-virtual datasets in $repo.

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render_dataset_id

$dataset_label = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField::render_dataset_id( $repo, $id )

Returns XHTML DOM rendering of phrase for dataset with $id.

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options_fromform

$options = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField::options_fromform( $value )

Returns an array reference of options from the comma-separated $value provided.

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options_toform

$options_str = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField::options_toform( $value )

Returns a comma-separated string of options from the array reference $value provided.

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boolean_fromform

$boolean = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField::boolean_fromform( $value )

Returns true or false, (literally 1 or 0) depending on the $value representation of a boolean in a form.

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boolean_toform

$boolean_str = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField::boolean_toform( $value )

Returns a string representation of a boolean ("TRUE", "FALSE" or undef) depending on the to form $value provided.

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Constructor Methods

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new_from_field

$metafield = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField->new_from_field( $repo, $field, [ $dataset ] )

Returns a new metafield data object based on $field.

$dataset is determined from dataset ID of class (i.e. metafield) if unset.

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Class Methods

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get_system_field_info

$thing = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField->get_system_field_info

Returns an array describing the system metadata fields of the metafield dataset.

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get_dataset_id

$dataset = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField->get_dataset_id

Returns the ID of the EPrints::DataSet object to which this record belongs.

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get_parent_dataset_id

$dataset = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField->get_parent_dataset_id

Returns the ID of the EPrints::DataSet object to which this record's parent belongs.

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get_defaults

$defaults = EPrints::DataObj::MetaField->get_defaults( $repo, $data, [ $dataset ] )

Returns default values for this object based on the starting $data.

Get $dataset from class if not defined.

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Object Methods

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get_property_defaults

$defaults = $metafield->get_property_defaults( $repo, $type )

Gets the property defaults for metafield $type.

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dump

$str = $metafield->dump

Dump the fields configuration as used in cfg.d.

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get_parent_id

$parent = $metafield->get_parent_id

Returns the parent ID for this metafield.

Alias for:

$metafield->value( "parent" );
 

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remove

$ok = $metafield->remove

Remove the field and any sub-fields from the database.

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config_path

$path = $metafield->config_path

Returns the root directory of the repository configuration path.

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config_filename

$filename = $metafield->config_filename( $dataset )

Returns the location of the cfg.d config file for the provided $dataset.

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phrases_filename

$filename = $metafield->phrases_filename( $langid )

Returns the location of the XML phrases file for provided $lang.

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workflow_filename

$filename = $metafield->workflow_filename( $dataset )

Returns the location of the workflow file for the provided $dataset.

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add_to_phrases

$ok = $metafield->add_to_phrases

Adds the phrases defined by this metafield to the system.

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remove_from_dataset

$ok = $metafield->remove_from_dataset

Remove this metafield from the dataset specified by its mfdatasetid value.

Returns boolean dependent on success removing from the dataset.

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add_to_database

$ok = $metafield->add_to_database

Add this metafield to the database.

Returns boolean dependent on success adding to the database.

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remove_from_database

$ok = $metafield->remove_from_database

Remove this field from the database.

Returns boolean dependent on success removing from the database.

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add_to_workflow

$ok = $metafield->add_to_workflow

Add this metafield to the workflow in the Misc. section.

Returns boolean dependent on success adding to the workflow.

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remove_from_workflow

$ok = $metafield->remove_from_workflow

Remove all occurrences of this field from the workflow. Will remove the local stage if it is empty.

Returns boolean dependent on success removing from the workflow.

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perl_struct

$data = $metafield->perl_struct( $prefix )

Returns the Perl data structure representation of this field, as you would find defined in the configuration or EPrints::DataObj classes.

If $prefix is defined returns the Perl data structure for the fields property, where $prefix is the fieldname of the parent field.

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make_field_object

$field = $metafield->make_field_object

Makes and returns a new field object based on this metafield.

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add_to_repository

$ok = $metafield->add_to_repository

Adds this field to the repository.

Returns boolean dependent on success adding to the repository.

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remove_from_repository

$ok = $mf->remove_from_repository

Remove this field from the repository.

Returns boolean dependent on success removing from the repository.

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validate

$problems = $metafield->validate( $repository )

Returns any problems associated with this metafield as an array reference.

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render_citation

$xhtml = $metafield->render_citation( [ $type, %params ] )

Returns a XHTML DOM rendering of the metafield using citation $type (of default if not provided) an specified %params.

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SEE ALSO

EPrints::DataObj and EPrints::DataSet.

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COPYRIGHT

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LICENSE

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EPrints 3.4 and this file are released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 as published by the Free Software Foundation unless otherwise stated.

EPrints 3.4 is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

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