[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Duplicate Commas Following Description

Danielle Butler dbutler at cals.org
Fri Aug 10 12:21:22 EDT 2018

In Archivists' Toolkit before migrating to ASpace, we manually added commas to the end of each description element, so that there would be commas between the description and date elements in our XSL style sheet. When we migrated to ASpace all of the commas are duplicated in display, because ASpace automatically inserts a comma (so nice!).

To have cleaner data going forward I would like to remove that comma and just add something to the style sheet to insert the comma at the end of each description element (which is what we likely should have been doing all along anyway). I have never run a script on a dataset, but I imagine that it should be fairly uncomplicated to remove the last character from a particular table using some sort of a script. We are running 2.3.2 on a Windows Server using a MySQL database.

Does anyone have any experience doing such a thing and could perhaps provide some guidance?

Thank you,

Danielle Butler, CA | Archivist
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies | Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

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