[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Archival object spreadsheet importer and Container Type dropdown

Dan Michelson dmichelson at smith.edu
Thu Dec 16 12:59:22 EST 2021

Hi Lara,

Container types are managed through a controlled values list, not the yml
file.  Are there values in that list that are not working with the importer?

All the best,


On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 12:54 PM Lara Michels <lmichels at berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wonder if anyone can advise us on an issue we are encountering with the
> spreadsheet importer for archival objects. There are values for "container
> type" available in our yml file that the spreadsheet importer does not seem
> to recognize. This causes the import to fail. In other words, some "top
> container type" values in the spreadsheet work fine and others do not (even
> though all of them are in the yml file and work perfectly fine when we
> assign them within the instance subrecord). They just don't work in the
> spreadsheet importer, which gives us a message that the system does not
> recognize some values. Any ideas why this might be happening? I cannot see
> anything in the formatting of these values that should be an issue.
> Lara
> Lara Michels
> Head of Archival Processing
> Bancroft Library
> UC Berkeley
> 510-643-7163
> lmichels at berkeley.edu
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Dan Michelson
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Smith College Special Collections

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