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Import Mapper Halp

edited January 2019 in Troubleshooting

Hi all,

I have been fighting with getting this import mapping working all day, and I have managed to get everything working except the storage locations. This series of records is stored by series and box. The boxes are labeled as series-box (i.e. 12-0001). It should be that the idno of the series is the series number, and the idno of the box is series-box number. The mapper is properly parsing the box numbers into the hierarchy and properly creating the storage locations (they show up in Find > Storage Locations > Browse); however, it is assigning a box idno of just the box number. (Example: for box 12-0001, it should spit out a series with idno 12 and preferred_label of Series 12 and a box with idno 12-0001 and preferred_label of Box 12-0001.)

I'm assuming that it is something to do with the refinery parameters to specifically set what to use as the box idno, but I am stumped as to what it is.

However, even if I manually change the box idno for each box to the proper format, the mapper does not set the proper location. Is there some other thing I have to specify after ca_objects.ca_objects_location?

I have attached a data sample and the mapper.

Chris Litfin


  • Hi Chris, The idno for series needs to be wrapped in the attributes setting, like this:

    "relationshipType": "related",
    "hierarchicalStorageLocationTypes": ["series", "box"],
    "hierarchicalDelimiter": "-",
    "matchOn": ["idno"],
    "attributes": {
    "idno": "^14"

    I just tried it with your data and it works.


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