[Archivesspace_Users_Group] batch re-ordering of controlled value lists; script/plugin, anyone?

Jason Loeffler j at minorscience.com
Wed Oct 18 14:23:10 EDT 2017

Agreed. I opened a ticket on this issue last June.


Draggable interface elements would solve this on the front end though I'm
not sure what's required at the controller level.

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:06 AM, Fox, Bobbi <bobbi_fox at harvard.edu> wrote:

> In the course of adapting ArchivesSpace to Harvard’s needs, we’ve ended up
> with some very weedy controlled values lists (extent type > 200 values! --
> of course, some of them need to be removed) with arbitrary positioning.
> Our support team is tasked with the job of wrangling the lists with a
> defined order, and the interactive “move up/down one position at a time,
> wait for the server to refresh, etc.” is really tedious.
> Has anyone written a script/created a plugin that would do this with less
> effort?  I’m inclined to do it at the mysql level, rather than write an
> extension to the backend/controller/enumeration.rb, but maybe someone has
> done this already?
> Thanks,
> Bobbi
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