Bulk Edit (module for Omeka S)
Current processes are:
- Replace value of a property (directly or via regex)
- Remove the literal value of a property
- Prepend or append a string to a value of a property
- Set or remove language of a property
- Order values by language (in particular for the title)
- Displace values from a property to another one
- Set visibility of a property public or private
- Update the media html of an item
- Remove all trailing white spaces
- Remove duplicate values
Furthermore, values are automatically trimmed and deduplicated when a resource is saved.
Uncompress files and rename plugin folder
See general end user documentation for Installing a module and follow the config instructions.
The tool is available via the standard bulk process in Admin > Items, Admin > Item Sets, and Admin > Media. Simply select specific resources or all, then click Go, then select and config the process to do.
To improve search of resources, you can use module Advanced Search Plus, that allows to search by creation date, modification date, or by visibility.
The job is launched directly when specific resources are selected, and in the background when all resources are selected.
Replace value of a property directly or via regex
Fill fields "Replace" and "By", specify the type of replacement (simple, html or regex), then select the properties to update.
The mode "html" means that the original string will be checked as raw string and
as html encoded string too. For example, string
café will be checked with
café). Be careful when simple characters are mixed with
entities, it may be difficult to replace all strings. The replacement string is
used unchanged, so it is recommended to use entities for it too.
Remove the literal value of a property
Simply check the box "Remove string", then select the properties to update. The string will be removed, but it can be prepended or appended with another string. In that case, the value is kept, else it is removed.
Prepend or append a string
Fill fields "Prepend" and/or "Append" and select the properties to update.
Set or remove language of a property
Select the properties to set or remove language. Note: all values of the selected properties are updated, so be aware of existing languages when they are multiple.
Order values by language
Sometime, we need that the title and the description to be displayed to be in one language, but the value in this language is not always the first in the metadata. This is important for the title and the description, that are displayed in many places.
So just write the language in the order you want for the properties you want. Values with other languages or without language will be kept after.
Displace values from a property to another one
Select the source properties and the destination property, then process edit. Some filters (datatype, language, string, visibility) allows to move only selected values.
Set or unset visibility of a property
Select the properties to set or unset visibility.
Update media html from item
Select the items and update media html, then update it like an item value.
Trim property values
Remove leading and trailing whitespaces preventively on any resource creation or update, or curatively via the batch edit, so values will be easier to find and to compare exactly (fix #1258). Note that the curative trimming uses a regex when possible (with mysql ≥ 8.0.4 or mariadb ≥ 10.0.5). There is no difference in most of the cases, except when there are multiple whitespace mixed (space, tabulation, new line, end of line, etc.).
Deduplicate property values
Remove exact duplicated values on any new or updated resource preventively. Note: preventive deduplication is case sensitive, but curative deduplication is case insensitive (it uses a direct query and the Omeka database is case insensitive by default).
Use it at your own risk.
It’s always recommended to backup your files and your databases and to check your archives regularly so you can roll back if needed.
See online issues on the module issues page.
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- Copyright Daniel Berthereau, 2018-2019 (see Daniel-KM)