Hi, I was just wondering if there's an easy way to add a few custom fields for articles in Refbase, we are migrating from an old system to refbase and need to be able to add a few extra attributes which refbase doesn't store by default, such as "fulltext" for "full article text" and "office" for "is there a paper copy in the office?"
many thanks for any help
There is no "simple" way to add custom fields. refbase is open source, so many have modified the database and code to suit their needs. Full article text will likely be added at a later date. If you add this, I'd suggest adding it to a separate table (keyed by reference ID) to allow you to upgrade to the officially supported version at a later date (and to keep your primary table compact).
Are none of the present fields suitable for the office copy? If few are adding references (and/or if your office library doesn't grow much), you can have a separate account to add library references from & the 'location' field will automatically be filled with information for that account. Alternatively, an admin can (somewhat carefully) edit that field. If you have few users, you may get by with the user's 'copy' field. If you have more users, you might be able to repurpose the 'approved' field (if you don't use it) or write a description of where the reference is located in another field.