[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Unlinking locations in 1.4.1 and 1.4.2

Pat Frade pat_frade at byu.edu
Mon Nov 9 13:25:35 EST 2015

I saw these on Friday. I guess  Gordon’s comments were referring to not loading the new version on the test server. My feeling is why load every update if there is a bug in it. Gordon and Cory probably want to test the version. Maybe we should load every version on the test server?


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Dainan Skeem
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2015 2:12 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Unlinking locations in 1.4.1 and 1.4.2

Okay, good to confirm. No, I wanted to make sure others were seeing what we were seeing. We'll submit one. Thanks, Patrick.

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:51 AM, Galligan, Patrick <PGalligan at rockarch.org<mailto:PGalligan at rockarch.org>> wrote:
I can confirm that we are having the same issue in 1.4.2 on our development server.

It essentially means that we have to delete the entire instance if we want to remove a location. This isn’t a high priority for us, but wanted to chime in and say that we are seeing it also.

Dainan, have you created a JIRA issue for this yet?

Patrick Galligan
Rockefeller Archive Center
Assistant Digital Archivist

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org>] On Behalf Of Dainan Skeem
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 7:24 PM
To: archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org<mailto:archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Unlinking locations in 1.4.1 and 1.4.2

Thanks to Miloche for attempting to help. We are actually looking to unlink, or more appropriately said, remove, all locations from our database since they were not done consistently. I apologize for the confusion and for not including screenshots to better explain. I'll try again.

Here's a screenshot of the Instance and Location in ArchivesSpace 1.1.2. Notice the red circle indicating where you can remove a location from the record.
[Inline image 1]

However, in 1.4.2 (below), the X button is gone so there's no way to remove the location element from the Instance.

[Inline image 2]

As Miloche pointed out, I can click on the small x button on the location itself, which unlinks that specific location, but I actually want to remove the entire location element. Since I cannot remove it, and it's a required field, I still have to have something in it in order to save the full resource. If I could remove the location field, I could then save the record without entering a new location. I thought maybe the process changed, but the user manual still indicates that this is the appropriate way to remove locations from a sub-record:
[Inline image 3]

I hope this was more clear on what I am trying to do. I think it's a bug but wanted to hear if anyone else has noticed this.


On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 8:46 AM, Dainan Skeem <dainan at hawaii.edu<mailto:dainan at hawaii.edu>> wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that the X button to unlink locations is nowhere to be found in 1.4.1 and 1.4.2? I was hoping it had been restored with the newest update, especially when it said it fixed locations. Well, the button is still not there. The user manual still says that that's how you are supposed to unlink locations so I don't think it was changed. Can anyone verify this or if there is a workaround?


Mr. Dainan M. Skeem, MLISc, CA
University Archives & Manuscripts Department
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-3767<tel:%28808%29%20956-3767>

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