[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Importing containers from EAD

Marcie Suzanne Farwell msf252 at cornell.edu
Wed Dec 6 15:46:38 EST 2017

Hello all,

We're in ASpace testing phase and I am attempting to import an EAD file.  For our current system all I need for containers are:

<c03 level="item">
       <container type="box">1</container>
       <container type="folder">2</container>
       <unitdate type="inclusive" normal="1938">1938</unitdate>
       <unittitle>Abraham Lincoln Lives Again</unittitle>
<origination label="Creator"><persname>Allan, Anne</persname></origination>
       <geognamee>New York, New York</geogname>

We know that for ASpace every box needs and id and in the past we encoded this as <container id="1" type="box">1</container> for everything in Box 1 and that worked for the previous version of ASpace. Now it seems that the id number needs to be unique because I am getting this error:

instances/0/sub_container/type_2 : container 2 requires both a type and indicator

When I manually create a unique id, it imports just fine. We don't currently create unique ids for our boxes. Is there a way around this? How are other people creating unique ids for their containers?

I don't see any questions on the list related to this so perhaps there is something simple I am overlooking.


Technical Services Archivist
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Kroch Library
Cornell University Library
Ithaca, NY 14853

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