As I try to load the new ANZSRC codes in to Fez, I encounter the problem of trying to work around conflicting external IDs between the ANZSRC codes and another controlled vocabulary which we've previously loaded into Fez.

Since cvo_external_id seems to be an integer field, the only way I'm able to work around this is by adding extra numbers to either the start or end of the external IDs to ensure that there is no conflict. Not pretty, but do-able. And leaves us at risk of potential problems further down the track.

Before I go ahead and implement this workaround, does anybody have any other suggestions? Lynette's suggestion that CVs be matched on the last parentID rather than the first should solve this problem. But what to do in the meantime??

bern

At 10:28 AM 15/04/2008, Bernadette Houghton wrote:
Just a heads up to those Oz/NZ users uploading the new ANZSRC codes into Fez (XLS available from http://www.radwiki.edu.au/index.php/Research_codes ) - the FOR series includes some codes starting with leading zeros; this leading zero gets dropped during upload.

So you'll need to ensure that not just the code itself is not replicated elsewhere in other CVs, but also the code without the leading zero.

bern

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