Bug #12322

Repository names should not appear in actor autocompletes

Added by Dan Gillean almost 4 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:VerifiedStart date:07/12/2018
Priority:MediumDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:Release 2.5.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:2.4, 2.5
Sponsored:No Requires documentation:


Related to the following post in the User forum (2018-07-11) and issue #4324:

To reproduce
  • Create a new repository record, FOO
  • Create a new authority record, also named FOO
  • Create a new description, and try to link the FOO authority record
  • Navigate to an existing authority record, and try to create a relationship with FOO
Error encountered
  • Both FOO the authority record and FOO the repository record appear in authority record drop-downs and autocompletes
  • User has no way of distinguishing the repository record from the authority record when names are the same (which is a fairly common use case - for example, it exists in the AtoM demo datA)
Expected result
  • Repository records should not appear in authority record autocompletes
  • Both authority records and descriptions have their own way of linking to repository records; these should be used instead


See #4324 for previous context. It appears in that case, the solution was just to resolve the 404 error

This is likely occurring because in AtoM's data model, a repository is just a special type of actor. Prior to 2.4 there was no other way in the user interface to create a relationship between an actor and a repository. However, in 2.4 a field to link an actor to a repo as its maintainer has been added. Because of this, I think we should no longer display repositories in actor autocompletes, if it's possible to filter them out.


#1 Updated by Nick Wilkinson over 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to Steve Breker
  • Target version set to Release 2.5.0

Hi Steve, can you please look into this?

#2 Updated by Steve Breker over 3 years ago

Code change completed. Ready for CR:


This issue could leave AtoM installs with repos listed as creators. I don't think this should create any critical issues, and as its discovered, the creators could be updated with the correct actor. I have discussed this with DavidJ and Dan and both feel that this issue is rare enough that it should not require a data cleanup script to be run during the 2.5 migration.

#3 Updated by Steve Breker over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Code Review
  • Assignee changed from Steve Breker to Nick Wilkinson

#4 Updated by Nick Wilkinson over 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Nick Wilkinson to Mike Cantelon

Hi Mike, passing this along to you for CR.

#5 Updated by Mike Cantelon over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Code Review to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Mike Cantelon to Steve Breker

Looks good to me!

#6 Updated by Steve Breker over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to QA/Review
  • Assignee changed from Steve Breker to Dan Gillean

Merged to qa/2.5.x.

Ready for QA.

#7 Updated by Dan Gillean over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from QA/Review to Verified
  • Assignee deleted (Dan Gillean)

Looks good! Thanks!

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