[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Digital Object Edit Batch

Joshua D. Shaw Joshua.D.Shaw at dartmouth.edu
Thu Dec 16 17:50:27 EST 2021

So you don't have API access? Can you install a plugin? Or is AS so locked down that those are also no gos?

Both of those would allow you to do direct updates. API would be easier, but you can also write data migrations in a plugin.


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Pryse, JA <japryse at ou.edu>
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Bad news is that I ONLY have access via staff side. Our instance is maintained by the university IT and its like an act of congress (get it, congressional archives…ha) to get them to do anything with AS.

In file_version/file_uri: <a href=http://oucac.access.preservica.com/archive/sdb%3|9cdc92af-sdasdasdwww-15bfvd/>Preservica Access</a>

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Majewski, Steven Dennis (sdm7g)
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How are the links encoded ? In file_version/file_uri ?

If that is the case it should be easy to change in MySQL.

( Note that if you make changes to the database via MySQL rather than the API, you will need to trigger a full reindex, as going thru the backdoor doesn’t trigger an individual resource reindex. )

— Steve.

On Dec 16, 2021, at 4:03 PM, Pryse, JA <japryse at ou.edu<mailto:japryse at ou.edu>> wrote:

Hello everyone, I need to batch edit a bunch of digital objects that contain links to an internal content management system. I know that I can import data that created new digital objects and have played around with trying to ‘update’ the files with no luck (in a batch or bulk sense). There are thousands of DOs that need to be edited and cannot do this one at a time. Also, I cannot break the link in anyway shape or form as it does cause a mess. I have copied all of the exported data with links and such to the new CSV but, of course, it just wants to create new records and none of the information in the new csv will be unique to the catalog. I do not want to remove the records and then upload new ones (I did try this on a few) but this broke the links. I have no idea where to go from here.


JA Pryse, Curator and Senior Archivist III

Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center

University of Oklahoma

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