[Archivesspace_Users_Group] spreadsheet imports in 2.8v SUI

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Wed Sep 30 14:43:20 EDT 2020

Hi Wendy,

Can you try importing your file into a dummy record on our test server: http://test.archivesspace.org/staff/? (username admin, password admin)

We’ve been working on a number of changes to the importer based on feedback since 2.8.0. The pretty_inspect message usually means there’s a data error that should be caught by the logging process that shows up post-import. Some errors were not accounted for in the version in 2.8.0 so you get that message instead of the error, but should be there. The digital objects issue is not familiar to me, but I’m wondering if that may be different there too.

You’ll start the import the same way you usually would on the test server, but it will move the process over to a background job so that it can run more quickly and the log is more easily downloadable afterwards. If you need any more guidance on that, please let me know.


Christine Di Bella
ArchivesSpace Program Manager
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>
800.999.8558 x2905


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Wendy Scheir
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] spreadsheet imports in 2.8v SUI


In addition to the DO import spreadsheet error that I indicated in my recent email re: duplicate field codes, another error message I'm receiving in trying to import the DOs is: "{"error":"undefined method `pretty_inspect' for #"}"

I'd be grateful for any insight you can provide on these issues.

Many thanks,

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 1:28 PM Wendy Scheir <scheirw at newschool.edu<mailto:scheirw at newschool.edu>> wrote:

In attempting to upload spreadsheets into ASpace using the Load via Spreadsheet functionality in the 2.8v SUI, I'm running into 2 issues and hoping that someone can shed some light. In each case, I'm using the import spreadsheets downloaded from Github:

(1)  Using the general import spreadsheet to upload a collection that includes digital objects--fields BJ (digital_object_id), BK (digital_object_title), BL (digital_object_link) the archival objects imported, but not the digital objects.

(2) Using the DO import spreadsheet (again, downloaded directly from Github), I'm getting the error message "This spreadsheet has duplicate Archive Space Field codes:  , , , , , , , , , , , , ," However, I don't see any obvious duplicate field codes in Row 4 of the spreadsheet.
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