[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Top Container/Location issue

Trevor Thornton trthorn2 at ncsu.edu
Fri Jan 22 13:18:29 EST 2021

Hi Carrie-

In 2.8 the ordering of those results is specified in the preferences, which
you can get to via the dropdown menu on the top right next to your user
name. Preferences can be set globally, by repository or by user (presumably
the more specific ones override the less specific ones but I haven't tested

On the preferences page, look for "Location Browse Columns", and under that
look for "Default Sort Column". Setting that to "relevance" should get the
locations to sort the way you're used to. By default, they sort
alphabetically by name.


On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 12:57 PM Daniels,Carrie <
carrie.daniels at louisville.edu> wrote:

> Hello ArchivesSpace world -
> I’m seeing behavior in version 2.8.1 that I hope is “just” a bug. It’s a
> location issue, but seems to be a little different from the other location
> issues that have already been reported, and I’m wondering if anyone else is
> encountering it.
> When adding a location to a top container, we used to be able to enter
> location coordinates in the Location field in order to bring up a suggested
> list. It wasn’t perfect, but normally the location we were looking for was
> in the first couple suggestions.  Since moving to 2.8.1, this functionality
> seems to be missing. When we enter any of the coordinates, we either get
> the first few entries from the entire list of locations, or we get a more
> random list that includes entries that completely lack matches to the
> coordinate(s) we entered. We can, of course, use the browse function, but
> as others have noted recently, when you are working with many boxes, it
> gets old really fast!
> Thanks,
> Carrie
> Carrie Daniels
> (she/her/hers)
> University Archivist and Director,
> Archives & Special Collections
> University of Louisville
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Trevor Thornton
Applications Developer, Digital Library Initiatives
North Carolina State University Libraries
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