[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Batch find and replace

Valerie Addonizio vaddonizio at atlas-sys.com
Wed Dec 8 13:06:05 EST 2021


When reading your question I wanted to relay what is only a suspicion that this might not be so much about the Find and Replace tool as about the specific field you're trying to modify. ArchivesSpace is very protective of Ref IDs; in my experience you can't modify them through the API, only directly in the db. I wonder if that is the underlying issue. I know the Find and Replace tool gives RefID as a field option, so I'm also curious about this and if anyone else has experience using it on that field in particular.


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of McLaughlin, Brianna Jean
Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:56 AM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Batch find and replace


Has anyone successfully used the batch find and replace function on ArchivesSpace? I've tried to use it to replace periods in Ref IDs with dashes. At the end of the job log, it says "All done, logging modified records" and lists the correct components as being edited. However, no changes occurred on the components.

I'd appreciate any input!


Bri McLaughlin, she/her/hers
Visiting Metadata Services Librarian
Indiana University

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