[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Event Creation message

Noah Huffman noah.huffman at duke.edu
Wed Jun 22 09:45:45 EDT 2016

Hi Ed,

The "translation missing" message is telling you that the new event type you created does not have a translation value specified in archivesspace/locales/enums/en.yml.

As far as I know, any time you create a new value in a controlled value list, you also have to add an entry for that new value in your enums/en.yml file.  This file controls how values stored in the backend will display in the frontend (both staff and public interface).

To fix this, you'll need to:

--open en.yml at archivesspace/locales/enums/en.yml

--find where the event_event_type translations are located (somewhere around line 344). See: https://github.com/archivesspace/archivesspace/blob/master/common/locales/enums/en.yml#L344

--Add two new entries for the new event types you created.  You can model them after the ones already in the file.  Something like:

destruction approval sent: Destruction Approval Sent

--Save the file and restart the application.

If you start adding lots of new translation values, you'll have to remember to copy this file over to any newer releases of ArchivesSpace after you upgrade.  Or, you could just manage your list of local controlled value translations as a plugin.  Example: https://github.com/noahgh221/archivesspace-duke-plugins/blob/master/plugins/local/frontend/locales/enums/en.yml

FWIW, I've always found it a bit odd that you have to modify the application files and restart the app any time you want to create a new controlled value...


Noah Huffman
Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Duke University | 919-660-5982

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Busch, Ed
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:21 PM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Event Creation message

I was doing some testing with Events and when I created one in a repository with minimal data, I got:
translation missing: en.enumerations.event_event_type.destruction approval sent (50)

It also said Event Created.

What does this message mean? I duplicated it in the sandbox and can provide steps if needed. Basically, I created a couple new event types (one being destruction approval sent) in the controlled value list and then used it in Create Events. I enter the required fields and Saved.

Doesn't look to be a big issue so I'm mostly just curious.

Ed Busch
Electronic Records Archivist
University Archives & Historical Collections
Michigan State University
buschedw at msu.edu<mailto:buschedw at msu.edu>

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