[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Creating a report with selection parameters other than dates

Andrew Morrison andrew.morrison at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 21 05:02:22 EDT 2022

Here is an example (not my own):



On 21/03/2022 03:52, Neal Fitzgerald wrote:
> Hi All
> I am trying to create a report that uses the resource.id as a 
> parameter to output a list of associated archival_objects and specific 
> metadata from various related tables for a metadata transfer to 
> another library system.  The new 3.2.0 custom report feature does not 
> fit our purposes.
> The instructions at 
> https://archivesspace.github.io/tech-docs/customization/reports.html 
> are unhelpfully brief. viz:"Implement your own initializer if your 
> report has any parameters." But no details about how to do that exactly.
> I have created the custom reports we have so far starting from 
> existing report with similar tables and so on and changing the SQL 
> query.  There are no existing reports that have parameters other than 
> dates, so nothing to copy and paste and tinker with for a new 
> initializer.  My attempts to create my own initializer have not 
> succeeded. Anything I tried crashed the whole reports selection page, 
> with very cryptic messages in the logs.
> Has anyone created an initializer that allows a selection by resource 
> number, ie an integer value or range of integer values?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers
> Neal Fitzgerald
> *Neal Fitzgerald | Senior Specialist, Library Systems & Digital 
> Preservation | Collection Development & Description *
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