[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Location Records

Custer, Mark mark.custer at yale.edu
Fri Sep 12 08:34:46 EDT 2014

Thanks for sharing this script with everyone, Chris!

We've been using the API via cURL during our testing when not bugging our sysadmin to perform a complete wipe of our database, but I might give this approach a whirl the next time around.


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Hi Shea,

I created a script to batch delete locations, which you can see here:


Delete ASpace locations
Delete ASpace locations - Gist is a simple way to share snippets of text and code with others.
Read more...<https://gist.github.com/cfitz/3db6e6c9313be8f2096f>

It's written in Ruby and required the rest_client gem ( "gem install rest_client" to install it)

Let me know if that works for you..b,chris.

Chris Fitzpatrick | Developer, ArchivesSpace
Skype: chrisfitzpat  | Phone: 918.236.6048
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Location Records

Greetings everyone.

We just installed Archive Space at my institution this week, so I am brand new to the group, and unfortunately already in need of some basic assistance.

I just finished batch-creating "location records," and now need to delete them all due to an error on my part.   I have begun deleting them individually, but I batch-created so many, that just about any alternative to that task would be more efficient.

Currently, the only thing I have done in AS is to create the repository, and manage the user access.  Starting everything over from scratch would not be a problem.  Do I have any alternatives to individually deleting or editing all of these location records?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

-Patrick Shea


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Othmer Library of Chemical History
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