[Archivesspace_Users_Group] editing note types

Julie Swierczek jswierczek at FOLGER.edu
Thu Aug 17 16:34:11 EDT 2023

We recently noticed that if you try to select a different note type for a note with only a single text box - meaning it does not have any sub-records - you are only offered the option of choosing from the note types in the Note Singlepart Type controlled value list. This occurs whether the selected note type is a Singlepart or a Multipart Note type. The controlled value list seems to be determined by the fact that the note has only a single text box.

However, if an existing note has only a single text box, it could be a Singlepart Note type, or it could be a Multipart Note type that just happens to have only one text box in it, since one of the options for a Multipart Note is <text>.

I could understand a restriction on Note types if I attempted to change the note type for a note containing sub-records. In that case, it would make sense that I could only select another Multipart Note type. But I'm not clear on why a note with a single text box should be restricted to being changed to a Singlepart Note type. Can anyone explain why that is?


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