[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Incomplete Subject Merge

Chris Fitzpatrick Chris.Fitzpatrick at lyrasis.org
Wed Jun 4 08:54:11 EDT 2014

Hi Jamie,

Yes, this looks like the merge function is not triggering the resource records to be reindexed. If you make a small edit to the resource record and save it, it will trigger the reindex and the subject values will be updated.

I've made a ticket for this here => https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/72605554

If you remove the data/indexer_state directory, this will trigger a system-wide reindex, so the subjects will be updated.

Does that make sense? Let me know if you have any other questions...


Chris Fitzpatrick | Developer, ArchivesSpace
Skype: chrisfitzpat  | Phone: 918.236.6048
From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Jaime Margalotti <jmargalo at udel.edu>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2014 7:31 PM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Incomplete Subject Merge

We just upgraded to version 10.0.9, after having been on 10.0.0 for a long while.  I'm currently working to clean up our use of subject terms and I'm making use of the Merge feature.  In the old version, I did not encounter the following problem.

I attempted to merge the Subject "Businessmen" into the Subject "Businesspeople."

ArchivesSpace did indeed change the "Businessmen" tag into a "Businesspeople" tag for the records.  When you look at those records, the tag appears as you would expect.  However, the new records are not linked to "Businesspeople" and are not listed on the page for that Subject.  If I do a keyword search for "Businesspeople,"  the records do not come up.  If I do a keyword search for "Businessmen,"  the records do still come up and the term "Businessmen" appears on the left as a valid Subject.  Despite this, there is no longer an actual Subject page for "Businessmen."

Is this an ArchivesSpace issue or could something have gone wrong on our end when we made the upgrade?  If this doesn't entirely make sense, I can send some screenshots to hopefully clear up the issue.



Jaime L. Margalotti
Senior Assistant Librarian
Manuscripts and Archives Department University of Delaware Library
Newark, DE  19717-5267
jmargalo at udel.edu<mailto:jmargalo at udel.edu>
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