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Changing length of intrinsic field via UI editor

In our Providence installation, I would like to make it possible to give objects id numbers longer than 30 characters. I just updated our code from Git (application 1.3, schema 72), and am unable to increase the length of this field through manage-->admin.-->UI-->object editor. When I save the new field length value (100), it appears to save in the UI editor but does not actually change the length of the field in the object cataloging screen.

I had this problem in a previous version and was able to change this setting once I installed the newest schema revision, but I don't think this solution will work this time since I just reinstalled using the newest revision.

Please help. We use filenames as identifiers for digital objects, and our naming conventions mean that many of our filenames are longer than 30 characters.

Thanks in advance!


  • You can change the width of the identifier field for objects, and other record types as well, in the multipart_id_numbering.conf file in app/conf. This is the file the controls all aspects of identifier entry, validation and automatic generation.
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