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Is it possible to keep historical location tracking of locations?

Object location tracking works just as I need it (objects<->storage_location). But what happens if a Box location is moved? - How can I move a box from one room to another?  If I move it using the "Move" in the Location Hierarchy Browser I have no historical record.  All of the objects are still in the same location (box), so the system doesnt think they moved.  I do not think I want the clutter of creating a new box for every location the box may be in.

I tried creating a storage_locations_x_storage_locations GUI but it seems that locations arent allowed to have related locations.

Is there a way to track location of locations of a particular type?

Any ideas?


  • I have.  My problem is that a "box" is a location, and it looks (I may be reading this wrong) like I can only track the history of an object to a location, and not the location to a location as well.  Isn't the assumption that objects change location, but locations are static?
  • So it looks like I need to change to movement based location in order to track box movement.

    A few problems I'm running into:
    -Nothing has a "current location" anymore...even after updating locations via caUtils
    -I can not get any template to work with the object location bundle when it is set to "movement" - do you have a sample template?

    What else do I need to do to change from direct object-location to movement based.

  • Can you upload your configurations please? Profile/UI, app.conf, etc. come in to play so it'd be useful to see everything. 
  • OK, I have some progress but I cant figure out:

    -How does an object actually move?  Updating the location vie a movement record doesnt seem to update the contents of a location.

    -In the movement UI, I have two related locations (restricted to "from" and "to" locations) but I can not get the restrictToRelationshipType to work in the the  location bundle template
  • Can you also upload app.conf?
  • Here is my /local app.conf.  The regular (/app/conf/app.conf) is stock pulled from git today 
  • It's best to use only one methodology for this. Currently you have both Direct object-location and Movement-based configured. 

  • I had been using the direct object-location but then realized I need to track box-location movement so I am trying to convert over to movement based.  I would like to not loose the direct-location info while converting over.

    At this point I think I have most of the issues ironed out. The ca_storage_location_contents bundle doesnt have a default display template so I needed to add one to get the bundle to work in the storage location editor.

    I still need to get some reports converted.  I have not been able to get ^ca_storage_location_contents to work in a report.  I tried using getLocationContents('ca_movements'); but it seems to dump lots of unrelated stuff.  getLastLocation() seems to be direct object-location related.

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