[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Archival object spreadsheet importer and Container Type dropdown

Valerie Addonizio vaddonizio at atlas-sys.com
Thu Dec 16 13:11:42 EST 2021

Hi Lara,

Have you tried using the value and not the label? For example, Microfilm Box may be the label, but microfilm_box the value. Try using the latter if you haven’t already.

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Dan Michelson
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Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Archival object spreadsheet importer and Container Type dropdown

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<mailto: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 Michels
Head of Archival Processing
Bancroft Library
UC Berkeley
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Dan Michelson
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Smith College Special Collections

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