Feature #4153

Link physical storage to institutions

Added by Anonymous over 9 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:
Priority:MediumDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:-Estimated time:24.00 hours
Target version:-
Sponsored:No Tested version:1.2, 2.0.0, 2.0.1


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To reproduce this error: ========================
1) Log in.
2) Create a new record and link it to a repository.
3) After saving, click the Link Physical Storage button

Note: This possible issue was brought to my attention by a MemoryBC contributer who wrote "I didn’t like that I had to give each box a name because we don’t name our boxes, we just give them a location. But you can’t just put in the location. So I started giving them names such as 'Box 1', 'Box 2' etc., but I noticed that there are so many with names like that, that if I chose a wrong one, it would give me someone else’s location."

Resulting error: ================

See attached screenshot. The screen gives no indication whether the auto-suggest container numbers belong to a specific institution or are simply a string of numbers. In my contributer's comment, it's the part of "if I chose a wrong one, it would give me someone else's location" that troubles me.

I was unable to verify what was happening.

Expected result: ================

If a MemoryBC contributor is being given an auto-suggest list of container numbers that includes containers from another institution, then ICA-AtoM needs to be fixed so the contributor can only choose its own containers OR ICA-AtoM needs to offer the contributor an option to choose an institution for a container location.

[g] Legacy categories: User management

new_link_physial_storage.png (368 KB) Anonymous, 12/01/2012 05:01 AM

Related issues

Duplicated by Access to Memory (AtoM) - Bug #2722: Limit values in drop-down menu in physical storage Duplicate


#1 Updated by Evelyn McLellan over 9 years ago

This may be a duplicate of /p/qubit-toolkit/issues/detail?id=772.

#3 Updated by Jessica Bushey almost 9 years ago

  • Priority set to Medium
  • Target version set to Release 2.1.0

This is a good question.
I tested this and it appears that a contributor can select a container name/box from another institution and link the description to it. There are no warnings that the physical storage belongs to another institution. Additionally, once the physical storage is linked to an archival description the process of deleting it requires the user to delete the container/box from ALL instances, regardless of institution.

I also tested with a contributor that had permissions limited by repository, and they were able to link physical storage to an archival description that existed in a separate repository.

[g] Labels added: Priority-Medium, Milestone-Release-2.0, Component-User-Mgmt
[g] New owner: Jessica Bushey

#4 Updated by Jesús García Crespo almost 9 years ago

[g] New owner: Jesús García Crespo

#5 Updated by Jesús García Crespo over 8 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Subject changed from Possible issue: does link physical storage only link a contributer's containers? to Link physical storage to institutions
  • Category set to 33
  • Target version deleted (Release 2.1.0)
  • Estimated time set to 24.00
  • Sponsored set to No

#6 Updated by Dan Gillean almost 7 years ago

  • Tested version 1.2, 2.0.0, 2.0.1 added

#7 Updated by Dan Gillean about 6 years ago

  • Project changed from Access to Memory (AtoM) to AtoM Wishlist
  • Category deleted (Physical storage)

Moved to AtoM wishlist until sponsored for inclusion.

#8 Updated by Jesús García Crespo almost 6 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Jesús García Crespo)

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