Bug #7004

Imports cause creator name to appear next to dates

Added by Redmine Admin almost 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:VerifiedStart date:07/16/2014
Priority:MediumDue date:
Assignee:Dan Gillean% Done:


Target version:Release 2.1.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:
Sponsored:No Requires documentation:


It seems that when data is imported into AtoM, something in our import script is causing the name of the creator to display next to the dates (see attached screenshot). This is different than the behavior when a record is created in AtoM. While RAD does use the events module to include creator names and dates together, other templates such as ISAD and DACS have distinct fields for this data, and the creator name should not be appended to the dates field - nor should the behavior be different for born-AtoM records versus imported ones.

I managed to reproduce this behavior with both a CSV and an EAD XML import. Sample import files attached.

Assigning to Mike Gale because he has become the de facto import king - but I would love to see this addressed in time for our 2.1 release......

townley_matheson_babara_bell.csv Magnifier - Test CSV import (can be done in GUI) (22 KB) Redmine Admin, 07/16/2014 03:23 PM

toronto-ornithological-club-fonds;ead.xml Magnifier - Test EAD import (63.7 KB) Redmine Admin, 07/16/2014 03:24 PM

import-creatorName.png - result of the bug (68.3 KB) Redmine Admin, 07/16/2014 03:27 PM


#1 Updated by Tim Hutchinson almost 8 years ago

I think this is related to #4845 and duplicated creation dates - at least in terms of the XML import. It's clearer if you switch to the RAD template and look in the edit view - dates are duplicated, with the creator name linked to the second date.

With the CSV import, I didn't get duplicated dates, but the name of the creator is linked to the dates.

Looking at https://github.com/artefactual/atom/blob/qa/2.1.x/plugins/sfIsadPlugin/modules/sfIsadPlugin/templates/indexSuccess.php (starting around line 100), my guess is that when the ISAD edit form was changed to separate out dates of creation from name of creator, the display was not changed accordingly. So the data isn't being appended on import; the two separate fields are being displayed together.

#2 Updated by Jesús García Crespo over 7 years ago

  • Priority changed from High to Medium

#3 Updated by Jesús García Crespo over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from Release 2.1.0 to Release 2.1.1

#4 Updated by Mike Gale over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In progress

#5 Updated by Mike Gale over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from In progress to QA/Review
  • Assignee changed from Mike Gale to Dan Gillean

#6 Updated by Mike Gale over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from Release 2.1.1 to Release 2.1.0

#7 Updated by Dan Gillean over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from QA/Review to Verified

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